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13 facts tagged with Paleontology Facts
In 2005, a portion of T-rex bone was dissolved in acid. It revealed soft tissue with sections of possible DNA.
Helicoprion was a relative of the shark that lived 270 million years ago. It was approximately 7.5m long and had chainsaw-like teeth.
In 2007, the 5000-year-old skeletal remains of two lovers embracing each other were found at Mantua.
Megalodon was the biggest shark that ever existed. It was larger than the average city bus and could bite down with a force between 10.8 and 18.2 tons - enough to crush a prehistoric whale's skull as easily as a grape.
For 4,000 years after they started making cheese, Ancient Europeans were lactose intolerant.
About 60 million years ago, there was a species of turtle that was so large and had such powerful jaws that it could have devoured a crocodile.
The chocobo in Final Fantasy was based on a real creature called a “Gastornis” that existed 45 million years ago.
Dire wolves actually existed, living up to 10,000 years ago before going extinct.