Early Birds – fascinating fossils?

Early Birds A 50 million year old fossilised bird was found in Wyoming USA.   It is only 10 centimetres long.  Its well-defined feathers lead Paleontologist Daniel Ksepka  to think that it was an earlier cousin of humming birds and swifts.  It looks really cute.  A bit like a prehistoric cave drawing of a chick. […]

Did T Rex Eat Fruit?

Dinosaur Eating an Orange?

Did T Rex Eat Fruit? Possibly not!  Although check out this film of  Tony feeding Oranges to his outrarrrgeous pet at the Tucson Rock and Gem Show.   Taking place every February in Tucson Arizona,  is the world’s largest show of Fossils, Gems and Minerals with the advantage that Tucson is definitely warmer – and drier […]

How long is the longest ever penis bone?

Well, how long is the longest ever penis bone?  We’re not quite sure – but we do know that the longest fossilised penis bone on record was an astonishing 4 feet plus long! It belonged to a Walrus, was found in Siberia.  It was sold in 2002 at auction, bought by Ripley’s Believe It or […]

Who was really King of the Dinosaurs?

Nanotyrannosaur was not quite at the top of the food chain thanks to big brother Rex,  but you would not want to meet Nano on a dark night!  Nanotyrannosaurs lived in the Upper Cretaceous Period and remains  are 70 million years old. Nanotyrannosaur teeth  have been found in Wyoming and were once thought to be […]

Charles Darwin and other great reads..

Charles Darwin

 Of Charles Darwin: ‘Fossils, Finches and Fuegians’, by Richard Keynes If you fancy a fascinating read, try  ‘Fossils, Finches and Fuegians’.  It is  an account of Charles Darwin ’s travels on ‘The Beagle’.   It is by his great grandson, Richard Keynes.   Here are a few bits that made us chuckle… “I am quite charmed with Geology […]

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