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World's Oldest Shoe Looks . . . . . . . . . . . . . Surprisingly Modern!

World's Oldest Shoe Looks . . . . . . . . . . . . . Surprisingly Modern!

Paleontologists recently unveiled what they believe is the world's oldest closed-toe shoe. The specimen is so perfectly preserved, that it was initially believed to be only 600-700 years old. However, a Radiocarbon dating test revealed that the shoe is at least 5,500 years old, dating all the way back to 3,500 B.C. or what is thought to be the start of civilization.

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How Did Dinosaurs Grow So Big?

How Did Dinosaurs Grow So Big?

Ever wondered why dinosaurs were gigantic and stood out even in an era when most animals were much bigger than they are today? A team of German paleontologists believes they may have found the answer - The giant lizards didn't chew their food!

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When 'Pygmy' Dinosaurs Roamed The Earth

When 'Pygmy' Dinosaurs Roamed The Earth

Any mention of dinosaurs usually invokes images of huge creatures. However, Paleontologists now believe that there was a much smaller species of dinosaurs - the size of modern-day pets, that roamed the earth during the Cretaceous Period, 65 million years ago.

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Finally! An Atlas Of 'True' Names

Finally! An Atlas Of 'True' Names

If you have ever wondered how a Country or City got its name, this is the Atlas for you. Called Atlas of 'True' Names, it substitutes place names around the world with names based on their etymological (the history of the origin of the name), roots.

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