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Try catching this rodent with a mouse trap!

Imagine an animal that was as big as a bull and looked like a cross between a hippopotamus and a guinea pig. That's what scientists believe, "Josephoartigasia Monesi" (we can't pronounce it either) looked like - except that this was no bull, but a mere rodent in the pre-historic era. Makes you wonder how big the bull was during that time.

First Map To Name America Accurately, Now On Display

The last remaining copy of a 500-year-old map of the world that first named America accurately is going on display at the Library of Congress, in Washington D.C., starting December 13th.

Pre-Historic Sea Scorpions Larger Than Humans

It is a good thing we weren't around 400 million years ago. If we had, we would probably have been afraid of being squashed by bugs, rather than the other way around.

Student discovers new dinosaur species

Mike Taylor, a university student, studying for his Ph.D. (advanced academic degree) in Paleontology ( the study of prehistoric life forms), discovered an entirely new species of dinosaur while conducting research at the Natural History Museum in the United Kingdom.

Over 3,000 years Old And Looking Good!

King Tutankhamun's (Tut) body was slowly removed from his sarcophagus and face revealed the first time on Sunday, Nov 5th, 85 years after British archaeologist Howard Carter found his treasure-filled tomb.

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