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Is It Real? How to Recognize Fossil Fabrications

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  1. Examples of Commonly Faked Dino Eggs

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  2. Fossil Fakes and Their Recognition

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  3. Megalodon Tooth

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  4. Real fish skull bone from the Kem Kem Beds?

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  5. Real Tooth

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  6. Mosasaur jaws?

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  7. Are these real?

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  8. Keichousaurus - real, fake, altered?

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  9. Megalodon Tooth

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  10. Lobster, real or fake?

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  11. Mosasaur Jaw

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  12. Indonesian Meg

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  13. Is this a real spinosaurus tooth?

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  14. Indonesian megalodon teeth warning!

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  15. Deer jaw, possibly a fossil

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  16. Crabs?

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  17. Is this a real spinosaurus tooth?

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  18. Megalodon Tooth

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  19. Real Deltadromeus bone?

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  20. Pliosaur rib/vert in matrix

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  21. I was told these could be fake

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