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200 Million Years Old Dinosaur Egg Hatches in Berlin Museum

February 20th, 2014 | by Bob Flanagan
200 Million Years Old Dinosaur Egg Hatches in Berlin Museum
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Berlin| A malfunction with the heating system of the Museum für Naturkunde (or Museum of Natural History) had some unforeseen consequences, as a Gasosaurus egg dating from the Jurassic period ended up hatching, giving birth to the first dinosaur to see the daylight in more than 100 million years.

The egg which was believed to be petrified was preserved in a small storage room situated right next to the boiler room. When the system started overheating a few weeks ago, it seems to have surprisingly initiated the incubation process, leading the egg to hatch.

«This is an incredible opportunity for science» explains Gunther Warburg, paleobiologist at the museum. «The Gasosaurus is classified as a carnivorous tetanuran dinosaur of the therapod family originating from China. It remained a mystery because all we had to study upon were a few remains. But now we have a live one! I feel like I’m in Jurassic Park the movie! » explains the specialist, visibly enthusiast.

The specimen has already been transfered to the Berlin Zoo, where it can be studied in a secure environment. A few facts have already been made public concerning the creature, including it’s size and weight, allegedly 41 centimeters tall with a weight of 11 kilograms.

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145 Comments

  1. Juvki Flurivski says:

    Amazing…hope to see more facts on this subject

    • Dr. jones says:

      This is actually not the first time a dinosaur has been hatched… There are in fact quite a few hatcheries off the Ivory Coast

    • Steve says:

      Actually dinosaurs are being born everyday, they are called BIRDS!!!

    • Dr. J. Hammond says:

      When our guests arrived we gave them a tour of the facilty. Unfortunately, shortly after their arrival our power went out due to a violent storm. (It was later deduced this was not the storm but infact foul-play.) This caused all of our security systems to go down. All of our cloned dinosaurs conformed to their insticts and escaped. Many people died that day, but it was all covered up by the government.

      Dr. John Hammond of JPU

    • Chris says:

      Dinotopia hits the mainland!!!

    • Stephen says:

      I wonder if it taste’s like chicken?

    • victor says:

      vic – oh men, its just a lizard.. there are lots of them in our house..

    • Alena says:

      Wow!! this is just incredible!!!

    • Andries says:

      Woooooooo amazing to see that such an old egg is hatched in this life time (AMAZING AMAZING I’M AMAZED

  2. Andrew says:

    it’s in berlin!
    no do-do it says heating system.
    temperature must be ‘maintained’, not just lowered.

  3. hesvey says:

    if we use a (-) dash after between “20″ and “million”, that’s when we use YEAR, not years. e.g, “20-million year” vs “20 million years”.

  4. oju says:

    this is some viral shit

  5. Timothy Huang says:

    Ha, they just want to beat us with only 5 million years. I found the 195 mya Lufengosaurus embryo from Lufeng, Yunnan, China back in 2003. Our Nature cover paper was published on April 11, 2013. Please check it up. Organic remains were found in these embryonic bones.

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