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Scientists Discover Fossils of 7-Foot Lobsters and Sharks as Big as 2-Story Buildings

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posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 04:33 PM
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Here's an illustration of the anomalocaridid (Aegirocassis benmoulae), a giant filter feeder that ate plankton and lived in the Early Ordovician period

Paleontologists discovered human-sized “lobsters” that lived on earth 480 million years ago, with the 7-foot sea monsters being some of the largest animals alive during that time period.

Paleontologists discovered human-sized “lobsters” that lived on earth 480 million years ago, with the 7-foot sea monsters being some of the largest animals alive during that time period. The newly-discovered marine monster, named Aegirocassis benmoulae, was discovered by Moroccan fossil hunter Mohamed Ben Moula, Sci-News reports. The finding reveals animals that were unique to any other arthropods at the time.

This comes as researchers discovered giant shark fossils the size of two-story buildings just outside Fort Worth, Texas. The massive predators prowled shallow sea water 100 million years ago, according to study co-author Joseph Frederickson of the University of Oklahoma. The ancient sea monster, Leptostyrax macrorhiza, may push back scientists’ estimations of when such gigantic sharks evolved, LiveScience reports. “It is also entirely possible that they may belong to an extinct shark with very small teeth so far not recognized in the present fossil record,” Shimada, who was not involved in the current study, told LiveScience. “For example, some of the largest modern-day sharks are plankton-feeding forms with minute teeth, such as the whale shark, basking shark and megamouth shark.”
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posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 04:40 PM
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a reply to: gmoneystunt

Imagine the butter required for a 7 foot lobster.



posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 04:43 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: gmoneystunt

Imagine the butter required for a 7 foot lobster.


I was thinking of how delicious a 3ish foot lobster tail would be...



posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 04:54 PM
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a reply to: Answer

Yes. I would be on that. Might need a two man saw to cut it.



posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 05:06 PM
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a reply to: Answer

Probably pretty grainy. A lobster, even prehistoric types, which are generally larger; that large would be pretty old, I think...



posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 05:36 PM
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originally posted by: Answer

originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: gmoneystunt

Imagine the butter required for a 7 foot lobster.


I was thinking of how delicious a 3ish foot lobster tail would be...


Great minds think alike. I was wondering if enough DNA remained to bring these puppies back. Jurassic Food Court.



posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 05:45 PM
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I've got to hand it to the first human brave enough to eat a lobster.

Imagine being really hungry and working up the nerve to eat a lobster. Those things are ugly and kind of scary looking.

I heard somewhere for the longest time they were considered peasant food, and the wealthy didn't even want to touch them.

EDIT: I tried to keep a lobster as a pet once. It didn't work out to well. You can keep one alive for a while in the crisper drawer of your fridge with some wet paper towels, but that's not much of a life. I couldn't get Leonardo (what I named him) to walk around my kitchen on a leash or anything.

I did end up getting him to eat some tuna fish, he seemed to enjoy that.

In the end after about 2 days we ended up making lobster bisque out of Leonardo. RIP my lobster friend.
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posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 05:48 PM
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I heard somewhere for the longest time they were considered peasant food, and the wealthy didn't even want to touch them.
That's a fact.
knowledge nuts
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posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 06:56 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

Or sea cucumbers?



posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 07:09 PM
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Remember when the Simpsons was good? Peppe... nevermind.

But you guys going on about a 7 foot meal of crustaecoliciousness, all I could think of was Pinchy!


I'll also add this one as a controversial plot device...

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posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 07:17 PM
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you have made my night!

Leonardo has brethren in my kitchen i think, they aren't 2 stories tall but I can manage



posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 08:25 PM
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originally posted by: Qumulys
Remember when the Simpsons was good? Peppe... nevermind.

But you guys going on about a 7 foot meal of crustaecoliciousness, all I could think of was Pinchy!


I'll also add this one as a controversial plot device...


Family Guy has used that song twice and every time, that damn song gets stuck in my head for weeks. Thanks a lot.

The last time this happened, my girlfriend almost killed me because I wouldn't stop singing it. I would randomly break out into "ROCK LOBSTAH!!" and start humming the tune.
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posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 08:27 PM
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originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: Answer

Probably pretty grainy. A lobster, even prehistoric types, which are generally larger; that large would be pretty old, I think...


Dude don't ruin my fantasy of a succulent meter-long grilled lobster tail basted with butter sauce sitting next to a 94oz T-Rex steak.
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posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 09:03 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: gmoneystunt

Imagine the butter required for a 7 foot lobster.


Imagine the price.. God. x.x



posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 10:34 PM
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a reply to: Answer

Sorry mate! If it's any consolation it's been stuck in my head all morning since I posted it... I regret my earlier decision to post it.... Good god, there's 10 hour versions of it on the youtubes, what have I done?!



posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 10:37 PM
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As someone who lives in Maine (where the lobster comes from) I'd like to point out that the bigger a lobster is, the less tasty it is.

I get lobster a few times a year from the locals- three small lobsters per person rather than one large one is not only cheaper per pound, but far tastier.
A bit more work, though.



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 12:22 AM
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Sorry.



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 07:49 AM
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Ya know the larger Lobsters tend to be a bit bitter. Rule of thumb...3-5lbs is best



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 07:52 AM
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originally posted by: BlueJacket
Ya know the larger Lobsters tend to be a bit bitter. Rule of thumb...3-5lbs is best


True.

I cooked a 24lb lobster as a special request for a customer at one of my restaurants. I recommended that they have it served any way except steamed with butter but they insisted and it was somewhat tough and bitter.



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 08:21 AM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
I heard somewhere for the longest time they were considered peasant food, and the wealthy didn't even want to touch them.

True...just had that chat last weekend with my bro-in-law from Cape Breton. He laughs that lobster is now a big deal. Back in the day, it was an embarrassment.

7 foot, though...



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