Wednesday, October 6, 2010

FOSSILIZED KOOPA DISCOVERED IN PACIFIC


Say hello to Meiolania damelipi, a species of turtle that has been extinct for about 3,000 years.  Does it look familiar to you?  As if you'd seen it somewhere before? Geekosystem explains it far better than I ever could:
M. damelipi bones were found during an archeological dig in the ancient village site of a seafaring Pacific island culture.  From Wired:
The bottom layer of the garbage pile, dated to 3,000 years ago, had many meiolaniid bones. The top layer, dated to 2,800 years ago, had none.
Truly, it is a sobering reminder of the affect that the human race has had on the planet even before we developed nuclear bombs, plastic, and carbon-based – Oh who are we kidding…
Do meiolaniids look like Bowser, or do they look like Bowser?
Yes, there's a striking resemblance to Nintendo's famous Bowser, King of the Koopas.  Moreover, there's a striking resemblance to Bowser's bleached bones variation, Dry Bowser, from New Super Mario Bros.Mario Kart Wii, and Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Winter Games.  That fossil just plain looks mean.  It's a perfect facial likeness.  I feel the innate need to knock it off a bridge into a lava pit just looking at it.

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30 comments:

  1. Uh oh. Somewhere, Bowser is hanging out on a bridge suspeneded above a lava flow, and some poor archaeologist is going to find him...

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  2. I knew they fucking existed. Quick someone call an Italian Plumber!

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  3. wish i could have him as a pet.

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  5. Ahaha, your last sentence there made me laugh. That's pretty awesome. :D

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  6. you've got some good insight in this post :)

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  7. This is great thanks, and keep up the good work.
    Cheers

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  8. this makes me wanna play mario kart

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  9. Looks like a wartortle to me.

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  10. Soon they are going to find a giant one of those. Until that day...

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  11. That's insane...to think, koopas lived less than 3500 years ago. Our ancestors actually got to chill with those guys.

    Now I know how the pyramids were built...they just rode on up on koopa shells, just like in SM64.

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  12. hahaha! awesome news! we need mario and weegee now!

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  13. That's pretty epic! Cool post!

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  14. I'd stomp it and kick to see how many goombas I can knock out.

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