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Re: Meter-wide "dinosaur" eggs reportedly found in Chechnya

Whats the largest dino-egg ever found? I just +had+ to ask!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Clair Ossian" <clastic@verizon.net>
To: bcreisler@gmail.com, dinosaur@usc.edu
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2012 1:30:16 PM
Subject: Re: Meter-wide "dinosaur" eggs reportedly found in Chechnya

Can you say 'septarian nodules'?

 We found the "eggs" more than TWO meters wide in parts of Utah!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just think of the the enormous dinosaurs yet to be found in the same area.

Clair Russell Ossian, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Geology
Tarrant County College
2805 Raintree Drive
Carrollton, TX 75006

On 4/13/12 11:27 AM, "Ben Creisler" <bcreisler@gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Ben Creisler
> bcreisler@gmail.com
> As a rule, I don't post links to some of the "dinosaur" news stories
> from Russian and Central Asian news sources since the facts tend to
> get garbled in the reporting and the translations. This one is so BAD,
> I decided it might be fun to post it on Friday the 13th. It's more
> like what the old Weekly World News used to publish....
> http://www.rferl.org/content/dinosaur_eggs_found_in_chechnya/24547542.html
> GROZNY, Russia -- Scientists in Chechnya say they have discovered a
> cache of fossilized dinosaur eggs in a mountainous area south of the
> republic.
> A team of geographers made the sensational discovery on April 9 during
> an expedition to study two previously uncharted waterfalls.
> "There are boulders on the slopes of the mountain, and among them we
> noticed smooth globes," Said-Magomed Dzhabrailov, a geographer at the
> Chechen State University, told RFE/RL. "We got closer and saw that
> they didn't look like stones. We concluded that they were dinosaur
> eggs, because the shells, the whites and the yolks were clearly
> visible. Their diameter ranges between 63 centimeters and one meter."
> The 40 or so eggs are believed to date back roughly 60 million years,
> toward the end of the dinosaurs' reign on Earth.
> A group of paleontologist has been sent from Moscow to study samples
> and conduct radiocarbon dating tests.
> But the Chechen scientists are "90 percent" confident they have found
> prehistoric eggs, which they think were laid by plant-eating
> dinosaurs.