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Prehistoric Predator Rediscovered in Museum Drawer

Prehistoric Predator Rediscovered in Museum Drawer

The skeletal remains of Simbakubwa kutokaafrika were recently rediscovered in a drawer. HowStuffWorks takes a look at this huge predator.


Author's Note: 10 Extinct Exotic Sea Creatures

Don't get me wrong, I think it's pretty safe to say that I wouldn't want to encounter any of these creatures during a dip in the water. I have to say, however, that I've already come face to face with a monster every bit as depraved and fearsome: The dreaded hangover at sea. It's tough to enjoy a nice jaunt out to the ocean under a cloudless Caribbean sky when you're also tussling with Montezuma's revenge.

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