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'Dragon skeleton' found in China sea


Posted on Wednesday, 3 April, 2013 | Comment icon 103 comments | News tip by: Simbi Laveau


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The skeleton of a large sea creature has been discovered off the coast of China's Shandong Province.

Measuring 3.5m in length, the large snake-like skeleton has generated a lot of attention since it was hauled up from the depths. Camera crews were soon on the scene to document the find as it was laid out on a red cloth for examination. Despite the report appearing online on April 1st, the original story dates back to March 28th and is apparently not an April Fools Day prank.

Speculation is rife over what the creature actually is. Some believe that the skeleton, which consists of 153 individual joints, is that of a dragon or sea monster while others are more skeptical, believing it instead to be that of a shark or other conventional sea creature.

"The skeleton, which is believed to have a total of 153 joints, was found by fishermen in Qingdao on 28 March."

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Comment icon #94 Posted by CHRIS_UK on 24 July, 2013, 16:01
Whether really possible or not is open to debate, but i watched a programme once with theories on this which consisted of mixing volatile chemicals (similar to the bombardier Beetle) in a (type of) armour plated mouth cavity that produced a burst of fire from the mouth. It could be used as a display or a warning, but not for projecting a flamethrower to attack or make BBQ lunch!
Comment icon #95 Posted by TheSpoonyOne on 24 July, 2013, 23:08
That is one of the best sentences I've ever read! It would make a great quote!
Comment icon #96 Posted by CurleyClown42 on 27 July, 2013, 0:51
If that is a dragon those people are missing a TON of parts to it.... Kind of looks fake to me..
Comment icon #97 Posted by CurleyClown42 on 27 July, 2013, 0:53
**Ssiiiigggghhhhh**
Comment icon #98 Posted by LibGeek on 10 August, 2013, 19:04
A sea-dwelling dinosaur perhaps? Maybe one that has yet to be discovered (until now, of course). If it is real at all.
Comment icon #99 Posted by Agentpieface on 12 August, 2013, 8:36
IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW RELEASE THE KRAKEN
Comment icon #100 Posted by hannah-s on 12 August, 2013, 10:38
Probably a dinosaur. Dragons are spiritual beings, they have no physical skeleton
Comment icon #101 Posted by LibGeek on 12 August, 2013, 11:34
Wasn't the Kraken more of a squid.
Comment icon #102 Posted by brlesq1 on 13 August, 2013, 12:38
Yeah, I gotta go with shark.
Comment icon #103 Posted by Marozi on 13 August, 2013, 16:21
@WillowWolf: not only the cranium but also the "body" is of a shark. I think I don't have to tell you that this is just the vertebral column of a shark naturally. So there's nothing "strange" with it. Search through this thread I think someone showed this picture of a shark's skeleton before: http://australianmuseum.net.au/Uploads/Images/15767/sharkskeleton_big.jpg


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