Wednesday, March 25, 2009

hmmm ...

Scientists are baffled by one of their latest fossil finds.
It's an octopus they claim is 95 million years old.

And, guess what? It looks just like a modern-day octopus. Complete with eight legs, suckers, and even traces of ink.

In all that time it seems the octopus hasn't evolved one tiny bit.

What's rare about this find is that octopuses are almost all muscle and skin. When an octopus dies, it quickly decays and liquefies into the oozy slime from which evolutionary scientists claim life began. After just a few days, there's nothing left at all of a dead octopus. No octopus fossil has ever been found before – especially not one that old.
Maybe it's not so old after all...

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