Ah, an excuse to talk about how old I am. When I was a wee lad, I loved dinosaurs. Back then, though, we still thought dinosaurs were slow, ponderous things. Warm blooded? Feathers? Yeah…why don’t you put down the weed and read a book you hippie!
So, I so wish I could hop in a time machine and show my pee-wee self this.
“Incredible” Dinosaur Feathers Found in Amber. Preserved for 70 to 85 million years, these feathers are part of a newly revealed trove of likely dinosaur and bird plumage found trapped in amber in Alberta, Canada.
How cool is that? Actually dinosaur feathers. Not a fossil. A real, freakin’ dinosaur feather.
Eh, probably for the best I didn’t see that as a 6 year old. The total coolness of it would have probably burst my head like a popcorn kernel.
A bit more recent, but still really cool.
Several human skulls found mounted on wooden stakes have been uncovered from a Stone Age lake bed in central Sweden in what is believed to be the first discovery of its kind anywhere in the world.
Changing subject (but not countries)…
Sven has a brilliant post about how he’d go about building a military force for a Third World nation. He’s put so much thought into it we might want to begin worrying.
You don’t need much equipment for a typical developing countries’ military, especially not heavy equipment. Some cheap NORINCO small arms, mortars and RPGs plus a few patrol boats, some trucks and pickups, tents, some fatigues and boots plus a useful radio equipment are about all that it takes.All else is a question of personnel (competence and motivation).