Wed 12 Oct, 2011 09:42 am
Well, that title above is taken from an article in the Daily Mail
(as ell as the quotes below) and isn't quite correct: it's not "completely" but 98% intact.
The 'best ever' remains of a predator dinosaur have been unearthed in Germany with 98 percent of his skeleton intact.
The discovery of the dinosaur nicknamed Otto by paleontologists in Bavaria is being hailed as a sensation, and the German government has already decreed it cannot leave the country.
The Theropod - 'beast-footed' - dinosaur is of the same family as the T-Rex but the individual found in Kelheim has not yet been categorised.
Otto is 28 inches long and a juvenile with hair and skin traces apparent.
It lived 135 million years ago and is being exhibited to the public for the first time on October 27 for four days at a special dinosaur exhibition in Munich.
'It is a truly outstanding find,' said Oliver Rauhut, curator at the Bavarian National Collection for Paleontology and Geology when the find was announced on Wednesday. 'It is the best of its kind ever found in Europe.'
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Why in god's name would any fun-loving dinosaur spend the summer in Bavaria ? ! ? ! ? It defies understanding . . .
That's all very well, but can it pick the results of World Cup matches?
The European championship will be its first try - hence only for four days on show now. (Ever wondered, what it did during the last two years?)