Antarctic Scientists Make Startling Discovery

Funny story written by Bullshot Bill

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

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Scientists from The University of Central Australia at Oodnadatta have discovered what they claim is "the marsupial missing link" under 2 kilometres of ice in Antarctica.

The scientists were taking part in a topographical survey to determine the landform of the southernmost continent, using the newly developed Ice Penetrating and Imaging Double Doppler Multi Use Chlorine Halogram (IPAID2MUCH).

Returns from IPAID2MUCH showed a strange formation in the ice and hi-res ice-o-metric scattergrams resolved the image. What they had found was the complete skeleton of a previously unknown species of dinosaur measuring 21mts. from nose to tail. What amazed the team was the fact that the animal looks exactly like a giant kangaroo.

Prof. Rodney Frost, from the University's Dept. of Paranormal Paleontology, says that it is obviously the direct ancestor of modern kangaroos. "We all know that 60 million years ago Antarctica was warm and forested and part of the great continent of Gondwanaland. When Gondwanaland broke up to form New Zealand, Australia, New Guinea and other places, some of this species must have gone with the bit that became Australia. When Australia's mega fauna died out about a really long time ago, these creatures lost their primary food source, shrunk and became herbivorous. They also stopped eating other animals. Kangaroos have a body shape that's nearly almost just about practically identical to velociraptors, and they make the same sort of noises. Anyone with half a brain can see that."

Prof. Frost has named the species "Kangasaurus Refrigeratous".

Research paleo-micro-bio-botanist Dr. Hermann Lefther said "It's just as well anyone with half a brain can see it because since that donkey kicked him that's about all that poor old Rodney has."

When asked for a comment, The University of Central Australia said "Rodney Who??? Kanga what? Who are you and why are you hassling us?"

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