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“Fossil Russian Screws” - Practical Internet Jokes Using Crinoid Fossils

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Oxytropidoceras

Someone is having fun posting pictures of crinoid stems

to the Internet and claiming them to be fossils of artificial

screws. One of the initial articles appear to be either:

1. Machine dated at 400 million years found in Russia,

Brazil Weird News, March 8, 2012,

http://brazilweirdnews.blogspot.com/2012/03/machine-dated-at-400-million-years.html

or 2. Misterioso Fossile in Russia : Astronave Antica?

March 6, 2012, http://informiamo.altervista.org/blog/misterioso-fossile-in-russia-astronave-antica/

Looks like someone is indulging in a practical joke as the

pictures of this alleged “fossil screw” from Russia comes from

File:FossileLaudonomphalus regularisP1.jpg on Wikimedia at:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:FossileLaudonomphalus_regularisP1.jpg

and File:FossileLaudonomphalus regularis.jpg at

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:FossileLaudonomphalus_regularis.jpg

Since the article's picture was borrowed from a Wikimedia

web page, where it is clearly identified as crinoid stems,

this "400 million year screw" article is clearly a practical joke.

Other pictures of crinoid stems appear on the September

2012 Brazil Weird News web Site in "New Informations

and Photos of the Machine Dated in 400 Million Years" at

http://brazilweirdnews.blogspot.com/2012/09/new-informations-and-photos-of-machine.html

Although this article claims an independent, but unverifiable

source for these crinoid stems, the credibility of whoever first

falsely reported them as an ancient "fossilized" screws is

suspect as well.

Later, the story about the pictures in the "New Informations
and Photos of the Machine Dated in 400 Million Years" article

appeared as story about a "300 million year old screw" at:

http://www.disclose.tv/news/300_million_years_old_Screw_found_Who_built_it/85766

Yours,

Paul H.

Edited by Oxytropidoceras

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Herb

The people commenting on those pix don't have a clue.

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Missourian

zOMG teh skroos!!!!11!1!

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PetrolPete

My head hurts after reading some of the comments..... So many people really do believe that you can't put anything on the internet that isn't true....

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Bullsnake

Everybody should know that's a bolt! :shake head:

This is a screw! ;)

(Borrowed from Missourian post)

295-Archimedes.jpg

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lissa318

Everybody should know that's a bolt! :shake head:

This is a screw! ;)

(Borrowed from Missourian post)

295-Archimedes.jpg

LOL! :)

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Auspex

When I hit the lottery, I will travel the country and leave a copy of Richard Dawkins' "The Magic of Reality" in every motel room.

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