Paleontologists Keep Giving the SyFy Channel Free Material.

Posted by Peter Hall - April 16th 2009 @ 1:15 pm

A few months ago researchers unearthed the monstrous skeleton of a 42 foot long gigantosnake and conveniently named in Titanoboa.  I just now came across the news, but a few months earlier paleontologists uncovered the fossilized skeleton of a, “massive sea monster“.

With a head not unlike the modern crocodile, this 45 tonne behemoth of the seas was 50 feet long and would have possessed a jaw strength equivalent to that used by industrial machinery to crush cars for recycling.  In case the Most Dangerous Night of Television couldn’t come up with a catchy name for the gargantuan Pliosaur, the Norwegian brains what dug it up went ahead and called it Predator X.

One may safely presume it was extinct, but it is still a safe rule to get the fuck out of the ocean.

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  1. April 17th, 2009 | 12:17 am | #1

    Go geeks go! I love it! The ocean still has so many beasties like this hiding in its depths that haven’t been found yet. So I concur stay the fuck out of the ocean. We just had a child snaffled by a massive croc last week here in Oz!

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  2. Birdy
    April 17th, 2009 | 10:12 am | #2

    It doesn’t help that they keep finding things like the coeleocanth and those big creepy looking squids with the elbows and tentacles that look like long straight arms (the footage of those things always looks fake. http://www.anomalies-unlimited.com/OddPics/Squid.html Creepy things). There are some strange things in the ocean. I’m pretty sure if they keep looking in the deeper bits, there’s going to be a whole lot of creepy parading across scientific magazines and the like. And a whole lot of SyFy features that are more “Sci” than “Fi” compared to previous excursions.

  3. Matt Wells
    April 18th, 2009 | 9:21 am | #3

    You know, ever since I was a kid I’ve had a fear of swimming in deep lakes/oceans for fear of not knowing wtf is beneath me and reading this site is by no means helping me conquer this irrational fear at my ripe old age of 24. Thanks HND.

  4. April 18th, 2009 | 6:52 pm | #4

    The ocean is so freaking messed up. You know how we get crazy bugs in really humid places? Well, it seems like, the more water is around something, the more batshit insane it becomes, because the craziest stuff in the world is surrounded by water.

    Forget space, man. We need to figure out what’s in the freaking ocean.

    And then kill it.

  5. Matt Wells
    April 18th, 2009 | 9:09 pm | #5

    /agree

  6. R.J. Sayer
    April 19th, 2009 | 11:42 am | #6

    Chris – we have no hope of killing it. someday we will be at the mercy of its twisted whims.

  7. Birdy
    April 19th, 2009 | 5:23 pm | #7

    I, for one, welcome our (inevitably chthonian) watery future overlords.

  8. April 19th, 2009 | 9:19 pm | #8

    I love the people who comment on this website. Just pointing that out.

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