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voltz
26-08-10, 02:12
This extinct species of turtle was five-feet wide and weighed half a ton. It also looks a lot like a certain Nintendo villain.

The dog nose, the horns, the beaked mouth, the (relatively) enormous size...it's official name is Meiolania platyceps, but it may as well have been called Meiolania Bowserus, so uncanny is the resemblance to Mario's chief antagonist.

I know, Bowser and his Koopas are supposed to look like turtles, but this one goes a little further than looking like a turtle. I think it's the horns. And especially the eyes. Those dark, angled, evil eyes.

The Meiolania platyceps was in the news last week because a team of Australian paleontologists discovered that it was part of a species believed to have died out over 50,000 years ago, but has recently been found to have died out only 3000 years ago.

As is often the case with animals that have gone extinct since humans first learned to walk upright, hunting is believed to have been the cause of their demise.

http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/9/2010/08/500x_bowser.jpg
http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/9/2010/08/500x_bowser2.jpg

http://kotaku.com/5619202/bowser-died-3000-years-ago?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+kotaku/full+%28Kotaku

Catracoth
26-08-10, 02:12
Dear God. :p

Uzi master
26-08-10, 02:14
I dont play mario, so I don't like that turtle...:p

Dia2blo
26-08-10, 02:14
I knew it! Does that also confirm my theory that cave men used pipes to travel around the world?

Tony9595
26-08-10, 03:23
:vlol: Awesome!

scremanie
26-08-10, 03:35
hahaha, this is awesome :tmb:.

Moon-Safari
26-08-10, 03:36
Hoax?

ozzman
26-08-10, 03:41
that's epic, what are they going to find next, T-rex in South america :vlol:

matrix54
26-08-10, 03:56
this is delightful :p

Tombraiderx08
26-08-10, 04:35
That is so very cool :vlol:

TheBloodRed
26-08-10, 04:44
Hoax?

I wouldn't think so but I do believe the picture of the skeletal structure is a CG rendering instead of the actual product.

Raider4Ever96
26-08-10, 07:31
Awesomeness!! :D:p

igonge
26-08-10, 09:09
I told you those games weren't fiction :pi:

herothing
26-08-10, 09:15
That's lols :p

Melonie Tomb Raider
26-08-10, 16:37
This is freaking EPIC! :yah: :D