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The 25-Foot Ancient Spiral-Toothed Shark

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:34 PM

Imagine a 25-foot-long shark, but instead of having a typical set of jaws, it packs a chainsaw-like ‘tongue’ full of razor-sharp teeth ready to slash through prey with ease.

While it sounds like something straight out of a Killer B Movie, it is anything but.

A group of American researchers has described just such a creature that lived about 270 million years ago based on the animal’s fossilized spiral set of teeth.

http://www.redorbit....w-study-022713/

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:40 PM

I know women who would love to have a tongue like that.  (seriously... they've told me so)


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:31 PM

View PostEldorado, on 27 February 2013 - 09:40 PM, said:

I know women who would love to have a tongue like that.  (seriously... they've told me so)

I know women who have a tongue like that. (seriously... I have felt it)

I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to make me believe there's one all-powerful Force controlling everything. There's no mystical energy field that controls my destiny. Anyway, it's all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:39 PM

reminds me of my mother in law


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:39 PM

Lol, are we going to see any none 'women with sharp tongue' related posts with this article?

I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to make me believe there's one all-powerful Force controlling everything. There's no mystical energy field that controls my destiny. Anyway, it's all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:40 PM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 28 February 2013 - 05:39 PM, said:

Lol, are we going to see any none 'women with sharp tongue' related posts with this article?

Doubtful, it's like a low hanging pitch in baseball, too good to pass up taking a whack at.....


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:12 PM

bah! tis not like a chainsaw, it's like an ordinary saw. hmmph. ( ̄^ ̄)

hmm on second thoughts it is a bit like one.

Edited by Ad hoc, 28 February 2013 - 07:15 PM.


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:17 PM

View Postwimfloppp, on 28 February 2013 - 04:39 PM, said:

reminds me of my mother in law

Please say you never.


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:37 AM

View PostStill Waters, on 27 February 2013 - 09:34 PM, said:

Imagine a 25-foot-long shark, but instead of having a typical set of jaws, it packs a chainsaw-like ‘tongue’ full of razor-sharp teeth ready to slash through prey with ease.

While it sounds like something straight out of a Killer B Movie, it is anything but.

A group of American researchers has described just such a creature that lived about 270 million years ago based on the animal’s fossilized spiral set of teeth.

http://www.redorbit....w-study-022713/

That is going to give me nightmares!!  
It's going to come knock on my door under the guise of flower delivery or (more likely) pizza delivery and when I open the door it's going to lick me with that chain saw tongue!!  Arrhg!  Land shark!!

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:02 PM

What big teeth you have. That spin backwards.


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:16 PM

Id hate to kiss this sucker at a disco





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