Wednesday, January 28, 2004
Baby Dragon found (scientists stunned!)
This is London sheds some light on the little bugger:
"With tiny teeth and claws, a little tail and soft-looking white skin, could this really be what it seems - a baby dragon?
Highly unlikely of course, but this disturbingly realistic model almost had the experts fooled.
The dragon, suspended in a jar of what is thought to be formaldehyde, is believed to be the brainchild of German scientists who wanted to humiliate their English counterparts in the 1890s, when the rivalry between the two countries was intense."
A simple X-ray will resolve whether this creature has a skeleton -- or if its a rubber model. At the time, Germany was the world's leading manufacturer of India rubber.
Of course, there are some people who refuse to believe that Dragons are extinct; This site has some interesting pictures, including what appears to be a Plesiosaur like creature ("Marine Dragon") supposedly fished out of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of New Zealand in 1977. Unfortuantely, it "stunk so bad that after they made 4, 5 pictures of him, they threw this Dinosaur back into the sea."
And just when we were so close to proving they exist! Damn!
A baby dragon, or a bad joke?
By Roger Highfield, Science Editor
Enter the dragon
By Humfrey Hunter
This is London, 23 January 2004
Dragons are NOT extinct
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