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Old 02-29-2012, 05:39 PM   #1
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Arrow Dinosaurs had fleas too; giant ones, fossils show

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It shouldn't seem too surprising that there were large fleas more than 100 million years ago. If you go back even farther in time, ancestors of dragonflies and damsel flies had 3-foot wingspans, Engel said.
I always get a little shudder when I read this sort of thing. Biggest, fastest, strongest of all time—almost all the superlatives of the animal kingdom are in the past, and they're all dead.

There's a lesson there for the smartest of all time, and I don't like it much.
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Giant bloodsucking vermin; I wonder if they ran for office and formed a legislative body?
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