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Re: Kraken vs. Ichthyosaurs



Well I hope the authors enjoy their 60 minutes of fame through the already being written books and soon to be broadcast 2 hour special on the Mythology, er Science, Channel about the Kraken. May they receive unending emails, phone calls, and letters from cryptozoologists, alien hunters, and other true believers of such dreck.

Than again, there are strings of sauropod distal caudals on the quarry face at dinosaur that also look very similar to octopus arms.

Dan


On 10/11/2011 12:37 AM, Vivian Allen wrote:
It's a joke. Whether or not it's an INTENTIONAL joke is another matter.

Viv

On 11 October 2011 08:13, John Wilkins<john.s.wilkins@gmail.com>  wrote:
It's churnalism based on an unpublished proposal by the McMenamins

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/10/the-giant-prehistoric-squid-that-ate-common-sense/

On 11/10/2011, at 5:02 PM, Tim Williams wrote:

Ian Paulsen<birdbooker@zipcon.net>  wrote:

  This story has been making the news rounds today:

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/10/the-giant-prehistoric-squid-that-ate-common-sense/#more-80848

Is it for real or is it a joke?


No, it's real.  The deplorable standards of journalism, that is.
That's certainly real.  The ichthyosaur-eating kraken is so much
bullsh*t.






Cheers

Tim
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