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Bizarre creature found in 200-million-year-old cocoon
nbc ^ | 12/8/2012 10:41:07 AM ET

Posted on 12/09/2012 1:46:24 PM PST by BenLurkin

"This preservation is quite bizarre, but soft-bodied organisms cannot usually become fossilized unless they are rapidly entombed in a medium that prevents further decay," study researcher and paleobotanist Benjamin Bomfleur, of the Biodiversity Institute at the University of Kansas, told LiveScience.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs
Soem kind of prehistoric Fluke?
1 posted on 12/09/2012 1:46:33 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin
Soem kind of prehistoric Fluke?

A prehistoric Fluke? Did it have condoms?

2 posted on 12/09/2012 1:49:14 PM PST by COBOL2Java (GOPe: Already prepping for their 2016 loss - Jeb Bush!)
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To: BenLurkin

Did it have a packet of birth control pills tucked under some part of its organism?


3 posted on 12/09/2012 1:49:42 PM PST by livius
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To: BenLurkin; SunkenCiv

... prehistoric buggies ping.


4 posted on 12/09/2012 1:49:57 PM PST by momtothree
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To: COBOL2Java

Great minds run in the same gutter...


5 posted on 12/09/2012 1:50:15 PM PST by livius
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To: BenLurkin

Fascinating.


6 posted on 12/09/2012 1:50:23 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: BenLurkin
the Late Triassic Period, when the Earth was much warmer, with dense rain forests flourishing along what is today the Transantarctic Mountain Range

Job #1 -- Save the rain forests
Job #2 -- Make sure the Earth doesn't get too warm

7 posted on 12/09/2012 1:55:02 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
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To: BenLurkin

8 posted on 12/09/2012 1:56:14 PM PST by mikrofon (C'mon, Folks ....)
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To: mikrofon

That’s againts the rules, and you know it!

8^)


9 posted on 12/09/2012 1:58:04 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin
Bizarre creature found in 200-million-year-old cocoon

"This preservation is quite bizarre, but soft-bodied organisms cannot usually become fossilized unless they are rapidly entombed in a medium that prevents further decay. . . ."


10 posted on 12/09/2012 1:58:19 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Helen of Thomas: The face that launched a thousand quips.)
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To: BenLurkin

A larval Great Old One (Lovcraftian nasty).


11 posted on 12/09/2012 2:51:13 PM PST by Lee N. Field ("And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise" Gal 3:29)
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To: BenLurkin

Quartermass and the pit!


12 posted on 12/09/2012 2:56:55 PM PST by 50sDad (A Liberal prevents me from telling you anything here.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Got my Obamacondoms!


13 posted on 12/09/2012 3:03:24 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Probably has Jimmy Hoffa DNA.


14 posted on 12/09/2012 3:14:48 PM PST by Claytonbridge
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To: BenLurkin

It’s wonder mslsd didn’t say cocoon is a racist code word.


15 posted on 12/09/2012 3:28:49 PM PST by Vaduz
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To: livius

"What Fluke complain about again?"
"She say we all responsible for supporting her happy time!"


16 posted on 12/09/2012 3:38:18 PM PST by COBOL2Java (GOPe: Already prepping for their 2016 loss - Jeb Bush!)
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To: BenLurkin

I’ve seen this movie before...
DON’T OPEN THAT COCOON!!!!!!....


17 posted on 12/09/2012 5:27:34 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

lol

Ridley, get the flame thrower!


18 posted on 12/09/2012 5:35:12 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

We may have to nuke us from space.....
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19 posted on 12/09/2012 5:43:03 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: BenLurkin

Bill Clinton’s freeing up his date calendar even as we speak.


20 posted on 12/09/2012 5:54:50 PM PST by Rastus
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To: BenLurkin


21 posted on 12/09/2012 6:01:36 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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thanks BenLurkin.

ScienceShot: Cocoon Preserves Microbe for the Ages
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2966125/posts


22 posted on 12/09/2012 8:32:32 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: momtothree

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks momtothree.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


23 posted on 12/09/2012 8:33:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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