10 Replies to ““Blackburn Woman” Found Next to Missing Link “Blackburn Man”

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    Apollos says:

    Hehe that’s quite a grill on Khalid Sheikh O’Donnell there. =D

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    shaner74 says:

    LOL!

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    SeekAndFind says:

    Well, since we are into news like these, I might as well join the party with some REAL news.

    This news is no joke apparently. It was posted by YAHOO NEWS via Associated Press :

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    Chinese villagers eat dinosaur bones

    BEIJING – Villagers in central China dug up a ton of dinosaur bones and boiled them in soup or ground them into powder for traditional medicine, believing they were from flying dragons and had healing powers.

    Until last year, the fossils were being sold in Henan province as “dragon bones” at about 4 yuan (50 cents) per kilogram (2.2 pounds), scientist Dong Zhiming told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

    Dong, a professor with the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said when the villagers found out the bones were from dinosaurs they donated 200 kilograms (440 pounds) to him and his colleagues for research.

    “They had believed that the ‘dragon bones’ were from the dragons flying in the sky,” he said.

    The calcium-rich bones were sometimes boiled with other ingredients and fed to children as a treatment for dizziness and leg cramps. Other times they were ground up and made into a paste that was applied directly to fractures and other injuries, he said.

    The practice had been going on for at least two decades, he said.

    Dong was among a team of scientists who recently excavated in Henan’s Ruyang County an 60-foot-long plant-eating dinosaur, which lived 85 million to 100 million years ago. Local officials held a news conference Tuesday, showing off the find to the public for the first time.

    Another two dinosaur fossils were being excavated in the area, which is rich in fossilized dinosaur eggs, Dong said.

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    COMMENT : I didn’t realize that bones scores of millions of years old were still edible..

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    SeekAndFind says:

    Also See here :

    abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=3344705&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312

    and here :

    cbsnews.com/stories/2007/07/05/ap/strange/main3017082.shtml?source=RSS&attr=_3017082

    and here :

    http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_6297025

    (in fact if you go to news.yahoo.com and simply type in the words — “chinese villagers dinosaur”), you will see the news all over the internet.

    This can’t be true though. Any dinosaur bones found today would be fossilized, and I doubt that these people were eating rocks. Unless of course, Calcium remains largely intact in fossilized bone.

    Which means ingesting ground-up dinosaur bone isn’t much different than popping a couple caplets of coral calcium ( taken from fossilized coral reefs ).

    Anybody care to educate us on this ?

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    bork says:

    Hmm, I’d like to try some “flying dragon”.

    I mean, how many people can say they ate dinosaur?

    As for Wrozie- LOL!

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    SeekAndFind wrote
    “Well, since we are into news like these, I might as well join the party with some REAL news”

    If the news on TheBRITES.org is not REAL, then you are not who I say I am.

    Gloppy

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    StephenA says:

    Very interesting. Would someone like to start a topic about this find at YoungCosmos?

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    russ says:

    Other times they were ground up and made into a paste that was applied directly to fractures and other injuries, he said.

    Might this be the secret ingredient in Finch’s Mutation Paste?

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    sagebrush gardener says:

    SeekAndFind:

    Unless of course, Calcium remains largely intact in fossilized bone.

    If soft tissue can remain largely intact in fossilized bone, it wouldn’t surprise me too much if calcium were to do so also.

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