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Old August 18th, 2021 #161
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Fossilized egg from prehistoric giant turtle reveals baby inside

The turtle that laid the egg may have had a shell as long as a person is tall, roaming the Earth alongside the dinosaurs.

AUGUST 18, 2021

Standing in a farmer's home in China's Henan Province in the summer of 2018, paleontologists Fenglu Han and Haishui Jiang peered down into a box of rounded lumps of rock. The farmer had collected the trove near his home in Neixiang County, which is renowned for its dinosaur eggs. One stony orb in particular caught the scientists' eyes. About the size and shape of a billiard ball, the fossil was unlike any dinosaur egg they'd seen before.