Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Baby Dragon found (scientists stunned!)

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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!


Sources:
A baby dragon, or a bad joke?
By Roger Highfield, Science Editor
(Filed: 24/01/2004)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/01/24/ndrag24.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/01/24/ixhome.html

Enter the dragon
By Humfrey Hunter
This is London, 23 January 2004
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/entertainment/art/articles/8795649?source=Even%0Aing%2520Standard

Dragons are NOT extinct
http://www.anzwers.org/free/livedragons/evolutio.htm

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Comments

omg... eveything in a farietale coming true??!!

i have researched alot about mysticalc creatures around the earth ant there are thousands more not yet known.. i found out alot about ghost?mermaids?and alot of unknown to the daily lives..

Posted by: Sora | Oct 15, 2004 10:51:12 AM

I wish someone would just take a damn x-ray of it already, if it's fake oh well, good one. But if it's real don't scientists have a lot of work to do? I know I'd love to study it if I could!!

Posted by: Eric | Jun 21, 2006 9:57:22 PM

This creature is a hoax.Isnt it a land dragon?If so how did it get in the water.And why is it so preserved.

Posted by: connor | Aug 24, 2006 3:56:38 PM

It looks real but its hard to tell.I think it is land dragon.And it looks new.I think they still exist.I also believe chupacabras exists kinda.Use A X-RAY NOW

Posted by: Peter | Aug 24, 2006 4:03:35 PM

This was revealed as a hoax over 2 years ago (back in 2004). A man was trying to get media attention to get his book published!

Posted by: David | Jan 20, 2007 2:15:39 PM

I don't care if it's real or not. I'll still believe they existed! I LOVE DRAGONS!!!

Posted by: Maye | Mar 4, 2007 2:10:53 PM

JUST TAKE THE X-RAY!!! I think it looks real. I agree with Maye. Just because this one isn't doesn't mean dragons don't exist at all!

Posted by: Lia | Mar 4, 2007 2:34:21 PM

Oh, and... I LOVE DRAGONS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Lia | Mar 4, 2007 2:38:02 PM

The name Dinosaur was invented, what, in the 1800's? Dragons were simply what we call Dinosaurs now. And scientists have NO PROOF that the bones they find are millions of years old. I think they are a few thousand years old.

Posted by: Dennis | Mar 6, 2007 3:23:18 PM

im with Maye on this and i've loved dragons ever since i had a reptile which i had when i was 10 get an x-ray on it.See if its real, cos every second i wonder is every second i lose hope so make up yr mind do dragons exsist or not. I'LL LOVE DRAGONS UNTIL I DIE!!!

Posted by: gemma | Mar 11, 2007 3:39:32 PM

Thanks gemma. DRAGONS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Maye | Mar 19, 2007 3:54:46 PM

I told you... TAKE THE STUPID X-RAY ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Lia | Mar 19, 2007 3:57:44 PM

i think this dragon is real no matter what. i agree with Maye and gemma. Maye is my sister, so i have to agree with her, or she'll kill me. we both love dragons

Posted by: bryan | Mar 19, 2007 4:06:22 PM

I think it looks very real... they have said that this coulb be a 19th cent hoax.. if its a hoax at all.. its a more recent hoax because there is too much detail. the only thing that is throwing me off with this is that embilical cord... i always assumed that if dragons were real... they would be born from eggs like other reptiles... however i very well could be wrong..

its a very convincing model.. if it is a model

another suspicious thing is that this has been known about for years now... they most likely have done an X-ray allready... however no information has been released... if it is a fake.. dont u think they would have said something by now?? however... if it is real, and there are possiblities that there are still some alive today (very unlikely.. but still possible either way) that very easily could put many people into panic.... this is the same theory i have about extra terrestrial life... i beleive they are real.. but the government is not telling anyone to avoid the fear and panic that a majority of the world will ahve!!

i dont know.. just my theory.. i love dragons... i am always looking stuff up on them... i actually heard about this pickled dragon when i was watching a history channel special.. to tell u the truth.. i hope its real... it would be such an amazing find.. and it would make a lot of the ancient history of civilizations around the world all make sense... since they almost all ahve storys, drawings, or starues of dragons!!

~TJ~

Posted by: TJ | May 12, 2007 2:40:05 PM

I love ferosious, fanged beasts as much as the next person but I think that the possibilty of this to be real is acually very slim since first of all where did they find this? I mean hasnt miths of dragons been a part of Asian culture for hundreds of years? Well, dont you think if they found a dragon that old it would be at least decaying? Yet if this isnt a hoax that would mean that it had to have died recently when they captured it. Also it has no visible reproductive organs at all! So unless its
A-sexual ( meaning it lays eggs on its own)then it has to be a false find. And also (as previously stated) the embilical cord is a another thing you must look at. Since most dragons are believed to be a part of the reptile family, and all reptiles lay eggs. Another thing is that if this dragon was real and since they just found ways to clone using a single living cell (being so well preserved it would have to have quite a few) dont you think they would atemt to clone it. I mean they have already tryed it on many different species of animals mammals, retiles, birds, amphibians. So as much as I would love for this to be true the facts are just too much against it.

That is all, I will write again when I have something else to state.
Lunsford

Posted by: Lunsford | May 16, 2007 8:16:50 PM

Well i don't think a X-ray would do much u can use chicken bones for that one. You need a Autopsy with a DNA analysis and a Database check to see if the DNA matches up with another animal. But as i have relized say they can breath fire and their bones are light. Well is is posible if they combined two chemicals to breath fire that when they die the Membranes that keep them from burning through the sacs they are carried in dissipates and the chemicals burn through and then meet each other thus igniting the body leavening nothing behind. i mean theres millions of posibilitys. But i do not think they dot exsist or that they never did. I mean people have been looking for a live Giant Squid for ever and we only now just found one and we got crapy pics lol So idk maybe one day we will find one but hey maybe thats what causes alot of those forest fires in California they cant figure out lol

Posted by: Nick | Jun 3, 2007 1:37:36 AM

ITS A BEAUTIFUL THING TO LIVE OUTSIDE THE BOX! WE LIVE AND SLEEP BESIDE FURY FANGED BEASTS EVERYDAY... OUR PETS. WHOSE TO SAY THAT AT ONE POINT IN TIME THERE WAS OR WAS NOT ANY KIND OF CREATURE WE NOW DUB AS MYTHOLICAL CREATURES. NO ONE IS EVER GOING TO KNOW. LET YOUR MIND WANDER THINK WHAT YOU MAY. DONT EVER LET SOMEONE TELL YOU SOMETHING NEVER EXISTED WHO WOULD OF THOUGHT 2 LEGGED TALKING MAMMELS WOULD EVER HAVE EXISTED AFTER THE DINOSAURS!:)

Posted by: NESS | Jun 13, 2007 6:18:11 PM

im a big fan of dragons andi belive in them you ask why would you beleive a silly thing like that,well becuase i have touched one before and he was a nice dragon a gold one too.your probly thinking it was a dream butIT WASNT IT WAS REAL and i was 12 when i touched him and im still 12.and i have lots of books on them i stiued them for a long time and now im a dragonoligist if eny one has good questions on dragons call me at 9165297670 do be nervose to call me becuase im a good person with a great personality.thank you and i will be looking forword for some questions about dragons

Posted by: stefani lahaye | Jun 21, 2007 11:47:35 PM

Hmmmm? Maybe the frikkin' guy that made it, put fake bones in it!

Posted by: jacob | Jul 6, 2007 12:22:15 PM

But, i still love dragons and the medieval times and ****.

Posted by: jacob | Jul 6, 2007 12:23:27 PM

The dragon is obviously just an object to attract customers or tourists or ****.

Posted by: jacob | Jul 6, 2007 12:24:43 PM

questions are in the lobby, thank u.

Posted by: jacob | Jul 6, 2007 12:27:16 PM

i have no negitive thoughts at all that dragons are real ive beleived in them all my life ..................though im only 12....... oh well it doesnt matter wat age you are if you truely believe in something with all your hart and creativeity it doesnt matter if there real or not........... anyway i wouldnt exactly call dragons dinosours they just have something that meens so much more than that..... i dont only believe in dragons though i belive in faires and all that stuff and witches... actually i think the witches part comes from my religons im Pagan most people havent herd of it and witches could be anybody there not ugly and mole faced like that crap u see on tv well gotta go some body talk 2 me k

Posted by: britney12 | Jul 7, 2007 12:50:46 AM

Xrays may not work but they can use echo or radar methods to sound the "body". since it would make a image if there are body parts present or show it's all a solid mass like rubber I am rather suprised nobody is really trying to prove/disprove it.

Posted by: Damadar | Jul 8, 2007 7:58:37 PM

This forum is probably dead by now, but since I just found out about the whole darn thing I'll post anyway. Well first of all I want too know how it was made to give a book a bit more sparkle when it was seen in the 1800's? Are they saying this is a totally different dragon or that the papers that said it was in the 1800's were false? Did they ever take an x - ray or something to prove it one way or the other? Honestly I think the whole thing is rather suspicous, which is odd since I've never been one to start thinking about government conspiracies before. I beleive that dragons were real and I pray they still are. Though I suppose they could never really die, not while humanity immortalized them through art and literature. Perhaps its better if the little dragon is fake, so that he/she could never be cloned, which is the vilest, cruelest thing that can be done to a species in my opinion. Maybe dragons are just smart and keep well out of human sight. Maybe when we're gone they will fly again.

Posted by: Shadow | Sep 23, 2007 1:49:58 AM

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