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Machine dated at 400 million years found in Russia
Posted: 09 March 2012 10:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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LaMa - 09 March 2012 07:09 AM
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I´m sure LaMa will come up with the name of the critter.

I am an archaeologist, not a paleontologist. Archaeologists only deal with human artifacts.

 

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Posted: 09 March 2012 11:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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LaMa you are brilliant!  Thank you for posting the images and explanation!

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Posted: 09 March 2012 01:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Top work, LaMa!
*Gives LaMa a biscuit*
Those stem segment fossils are beautiful.

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Posted: 09 March 2012 02:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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The image has been on Wikipedia since December 25, 2007 identifying them as being located in France.  Via Google image search its use in OOPARTS* postings only seems to go back about a year raising the possibility of it just being a hoax to a near certainty.


*Out of place artifact

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Posted: 09 March 2012 04:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Paul Taylor - 09 March 2012 01:46 PM

Top work, LaMa!
*Gives LaMa a biscuit*
Those stem segment fossils are beautiful.

Frankly, the leads to the identification were already in the comments with the article (even though right upon seeing the picture, my thoughts were “fossil!“and “that looks familiar” already). A bit of Google-skills from there did the rest. So no big feat from my part, really.

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Posted: 10 March 2012 01:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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LaMa - 09 March 2012 04:56 PM
Paul Taylor - 09 March 2012 01:46 PM

Top work, LaMa!
*Gives LaMa a biscuit*
Those stem segment fossils are beautiful.

Frankly, the leads to the identification were already in the comments with the article (even though right upon seeing the picture, my thoughts were “fossil!“and “that looks familiar” already). A bit of Google-skills from there did the rest. So no big feat from my part, really.

*Takes biscuit back* wink

Stop being modest.

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Posted: 10 March 2012 06:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Definitely hoax. hmmm

It is pretty obvious they are fossilized organic remains just by looking at them! (Who would use a helix designed gear? Really!) rolleyes
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Posted: 10 March 2012 12:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Actually,t he crinoids are circular, it’s the ammonites that are spiralled.

And actually there HAVE been irregularly-shaped gears.. they are/were used for changing speeds of systems where a more conventional transmission would be impractical.

There are these fanciful designs, of course: http://gearspeak.com/

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Posted: 10 March 2012 05:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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hulitoons - 08 March 2012 08:18 PM

From the article: 


http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-38377423/stock-photo-ammonites-fossils-on-a-flat-grey-stone.html

They look like you could use those shapes as moulds for biscuits. Maybe we could start our own line of crinoid biscuits? We could make a fortune.

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Posted: 10 March 2012 07:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Pretty darn interesting Peter LOL!!!  But actually, pretty cool!....fill them with something good?

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Posted: 10 March 2012 10:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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hulitoons - 10 March 2012 07:49 PM

Pretty darn interesting Peter LOL!!!  But actually, pretty cool!....fill them with something good?

Peppermint filled crinoid? Or what about blueberry or boysenberry? Lemon flavoured would be nice with a cup of tea.

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