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Tuesday, 15 June 2010

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Dinosaur eggs preserved in amber (artist's impression)

Palaeontologists in France have discovered two mammal hairs encased in 100 million-year-old amber.

The hairs, found alongside a fly pupa in amber uncovered in southwest France, are similar to hair found on modern-day mammals, and it's thought that, with proper research, it might be possible to recreate the beast from which the hair came, unleashing unknown terrors upon the planet!

A similar project was undertaken by movie director Steven Spielberg in his secret laboratory in Costa Rica during the production of his blockbuster movie Jurassic Park. Then, scientists found dinosaur DNA in the body of a mosquito which had fed on the blood of one of the great beasts. Again, this was preserved in amber (I think).

The Jurassic Period lasted from 200 to 145 million years ago, and was followed by the Cretaceous Period which lasted until 65 million years ago. Was this information useful?

One expert that we spoke to said that, if enough mad scientists could be gathered together in a room, and left for decades without being interrupted, they could easily recreate dinosaurs fearsome enough to take over the world.

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