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Topic Title: Bored by soccer game...
Topic Summary: girl digs in dirt, finds 65-million-year-old fossil
Created On: 03/29/2018 08:53 AM
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worksuxgetsponsered

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Who can blame her....

At 7 years old, Naomi Vaughan probably has a hard time wrapping her head around a 65 million-year span. But that's the minimum amount of time elapsed between the death of a tiny sea creature and when Naomi picked up its remains. Bored with her sister's soccer game in Bend, Ore., last fall, Naomi started digging in the dirt and found what she thought was a shiny rock resembling the spiral-shaped amulet featured in Disney's Moana.

Spotting its pearlescence, her mother suspected the "Moana rock" was actually something more, perhaps "millions of years old." Earlier this month, her suspicions were confirmed when paleontologists revealed the rock was actually a fossil of a marine invertebrate called an ammonite, which went extinct some 65 million years ago.

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 03/29/2018 12:55 PM
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nightkro

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Haha. That's pretty cool

 03/29/2018 01:21 PM
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stokedpanda

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not to derail, because this is awesome, but my GF's 8 year old son started soccer- although we frown upon the digging perhaps we should encourage it! lol

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 03/30/2018 05:25 AM
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tom

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my favorite little kid soccer game 

was when somebody, bored, 

started feeding the seagulls 

and about a hundred landed on the field

and all the kids started chasing seagulls

and totally forgot about the game

no fossils (except me) were effected

 03/30/2018 03:49 PM
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dingpatch

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Why do so many kids play soccer?





Because they can't stand to watch it.
 04/01/2018 06:54 PM
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ww

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Florida has plenty of fossils, but they're mostly more recent.  In Vero, they aren't even fossils.  

 04/02/2018 07:16 AM
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TeeBirdForever

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I dig it.

 04/03/2018 07:36 AM
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StirfryMcflurry

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me too! found a nice baby mastodon molar AND horse tooth when they were

dredging out sykes creek. tons of turtle shell. buckets of native american

pottery in south CB before it was developed. I knew what i was looking for.

 it was awesome. great way to spend summer vacations.

 I'll see if i can find and post a pic.



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 04/03/2018 10:11 AM
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worksuxgetsponsered

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My pops was a geologist at the phosphate mines for most of his life and acquired an impressive fossil collection. My brothers and I kept a few choice Meg teeth, but most have been donated around to polk county schools and libraries.

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