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The Original Serpent, from the Daily Beast

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From the Daily Beast:

"Here you go: Fossil hunters working in an open-pit coal mine in Colombia have discovered the remains of 28 giant snakes that ruled the earth for 10 million years during the prehistoric period. The "Titanboas" weighed 1.25 tons and stretched 45 feet long. The snake snacked on turtles and ancient ancestors of the modern crocodile. It's possible that the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago opened the opportunity for the Titanboa's evolution. By comparison, the longest living species recorded is a 33-foot reticulated python from Southeast Asia, although the species average is only 20 feet."

Is this not the most amazing thing you've ever heard? 10 MILLION YEARS. 45 FEET LONG. I can't help but link the biblical fear of --and need to subdue--serpents to this. The reptilian part of the human brain obviously transcends modern ideas of time. 

February 6th, 2009

Comments:

Comment #1 by Asafo on February 7, 2009 - 10:01am

Makes you wonder what it would have been like to actually be there to experience such things first hand.

Comment #2 by Super Amanda on February 8, 2009 - 4:28am

I think TitanBoa and Glyptodon (the elephant size armadillo) should have their own "Land of The Lost" style kids show!

Comment #3 by rebecca on February 8, 2009 - 4:34am
OMG Land of the Lost!!! I LOVED that show--even though I think it scared me and so my parents didn't let me watch it. Gonna go Youtube a clip.
Comment #4 by Super Amanda on February 10, 2009 - 7:26am

Yeah, great show! Poor Holly, fighting the dominate male paradigm with their buffalo plaid and Barry Gibb fit jeans. Best episodes were with Chaka the little monkey missing link boy and the episode were Enoch the kindly professorial Sleastack met his "antecedents."

You tube the opening "Lidsville" I don't remember it but caught it later on Nick at Night-Talk about "Freudian interpretations of childhood!"

Comment #5 by Super Amanda on February 11, 2009 - 10:35pm

Haha! In keeping with out Saturday morning kids TV:

"He signed ya BILL, now you're a law! On yeah!"

- "I'm Just a Bill" Schoolhouse Rock

Ok, not a law but a stimulus package. very good news!

Comment #6 by best tmobile phones on March 10, 2010 - 5:52pm

Let me tell you what i have recently found from the channel National Geographic is that there is another species of snake that is bigger than anaconda, before that anaconda was considered to be the biggest snake giant in the entire world.

Comment #7 by Spunky Jones on August 18, 2010 - 9:05pm

I am totally amazed of such creatures that lived here on earth before man. However, no matter what proof you show to some people, they refuse to believe that the world is that old.

One of my friends said, "God, put that stuff here on earth to throw us off course". I find that statement insane. What would the purpose be of throwing us off course? I was also told that the earth is just a few thousand years old, and I just laughed at him.

Some people will believe anything that is said by their pastor or minister. I prefer to do research and think on my own.

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