On December 25th of 2015, a farmer named Jose Antonio Nievas found what he thought was no more than an unusual rock near a stream on his farm in a town located about twenty miles from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He found the object partly covered in mud and dug around it to find out what it was.
It turned out that the mysterious rock-like object wasn’t what he expected - and when he realized the significance of his discovery, he decided to get people from the scientific community involved. After reviewing it, scientists agreed that the object was not a rock, a meteorite or dinosaur egg, but an extremely rare type of fossil - the shell of a glyptodon, a large, armored mammal that lived during the Pleistocene epoch, and were the ancestors of the modern-day armadillo. Glyptodons could weigh up to two tonnes, and probably coexisted with humans for about 4,000 years before going extinct.
That is what I call presidential. So many times this year I’ve seen people say that because Bernie has the lowest net worth that it shows he doesn’t know how to handle an economy. Bernie has the lowest net worth because he was too busy getting a criminal record for doing what’s right to worry about applying for jobs or gaining political favors. #Love it!
Bats are the second-most speciose group of mammals, after rodents. The approximately 925 species of living bats make up around 20% of all known living mammal species. In some tropical areas, there are more species of bats than of all other kinds of mammals combined.
Lyuba is a female woolly mammoth calf who died approximately 41,800 years ago, at the age of 30 to 35 days. Lyuba is believed to have been suffocated by inhaling mud while bogged down in the bed of a river that her herd was crossing. She appears to have been healthy at the time of her death. By examining Lyuba’s teeth, researchers hope to gain insight into what caused Ice Age mammals, including the mammoths, to become extinct at the end of the Pleistocene era around 10,000 years ago.