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    My heart skipped a beat when I saw that pic of its scales. That's so incredible, think of the new B movie possibilities!

    Scientists Uncover Mummified Dinosaur remains.

    I found this pic of another dinosaur mummy from American Museum of Natural History. From what I am gathering, "Dakota" seems like an even better find.

    Scientists Uncover Mummified Dinosaur remains.

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    I was pretty stoked to see this story in the newspaper this morning. Especially the bit about it possibly having striped skin. That's the first time the actual surface coloration of a dinosaur has been hinted at, as far as I know.

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    The scales are almost hexagonal...! I don't know why but that amazes me.

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    Yeah that is pretty damn awesome. First they rediscover living Coelacanths and now a mummified dinsoaur!!!

    When you consider how far and wide dinosaurs roamed and they only to date have discovered less than 10 mummified dinosaurs.

    Damn there are some good visual puns waiting to happen with this story!!

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    I didn't read the article, but steph laberis' picture of the mummified dinosaur is just awesome.
    Is that even possible or is it just a hoax?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diphallia View Post
    I didn't read the article,
    That would be your first step then, wouldn't it?
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    Is that even possible or is it just a hoax?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    That would be your first step then, wouldn't it?

    Okay, I read it.
    Still can't believe that it's so well preserved after 67 million years.

    But they found soft tissue inside a t-rex (think it was t-rex) bone.
    So,yeah. I can believe it.
    Okay, I do.

    So this isn't a monkey stitched to a fish? (mermaid)
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    Very cool find. I remember when I first heard of the mummified Hypsolophodontid "willow" and how x-rays had revealed that it had large lungs and a large, most likely four chambered heart. Who knows what this specimen might eventually reveal. What's really mind-blowing is when I think of the prevalent image of dinosaurs when I was a kid and how that image has been so completely destroyed. Now everything has feathers and fluff and it's hard to keep up with it.
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    Video Footage and more pictures of Dakota on NG website -

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...video-ngc.html

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...res/index.html

    This is amazing!!! I feel like such a giddy kid right now -

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    Quote Originally Posted by N D Hill View Post
    What's really mind-blowing is when I think of what the prevalent image of dinosaurs when I was a kid and how that image has been so completely destroyed.
    You think that's something, wait till scientists stop calling them "dinosaurs" and start calling them "primitive birds."

    Also, wait until the real Jurassic Park opens and you can't get in without being evangelized on by a bunch of picketing creationists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack the R View Post
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    Also, wait until the real Jurassic Park opens and you can't get in without being evangelized on by a bunch of picketing creationists.
    I don't think creationists deny the fact that dinosaurs existed, plus that never happened in the Jurassic Park movies -

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack the R View Post
    You think that's something, wait till scientists stop calling them "dinosaurs" and start calling them "primitive birds."
    Birds came from dinosaurs, so you would actually call birds advanced dinosaurs, rather than the other way around. The species that came first has priority. By this way of thinking, dinosaurs, birds, and human beings are all just highly evolved fish.

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    This reminds of a link I saw on ytmnd. It quickly prompted me to look up the real thing to see if it was a joke or not. I still haven't decided.

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