Paleontology 101

30 Mar

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Sunday Photo Fiction: March 30th 2014

Celebrating their first anniversary this week. Congratulations Al for a job well done.

53 03 March 30th 2014

Paleontology 101

When Dr. Charles Ozgood died, the paleontology community remembered him as an idiot. His life’s work was fodder for laughter and ridicule at digs the world over.

Somewhat of a loner, he had worked on a site for over thirty years. By himself he had painstakingly reassembled “his” dinosaur one bone at a time.

Everyone scoffed at him, insisting that what he built was an assembly of several species but Dr. Oz steadfastly maintained the existence of the squarasaurus.

Nearly fifty years after his death, a monstrous hurricane has left an amazing discovery piled up on the shores of the Pacific Ocean.

With the arrival of these square fossilized eggs the doctor will now be hailed a genius.

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5 Responses to “Paleontology 101”

  1. yarnspinnerr March 30, 2014 at 9:55 am #

    Brilliantly crafted.

  2. Al March 30, 2014 at 4:00 pm #

    Brilliant 😀 Love it

  3. helenmidgley March 30, 2014 at 6:02 pm #

    I bet laying the square eggs was painful, lol. Great job 🙂

  4. David Stewart March 31, 2014 at 8:36 am #

    Ha, squarasaurus. I love it. 🙂 Geniuses are always misunderstood in their own time, right?

  5. RoSy March 31, 2014 at 3:08 pm #

    Bummer how fame of this sort always comes after death…

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