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Petrifaction as Preservation: Girolamo Segato

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Girolamo Segato was, and is, the only person to petrify human body parts. Unfortunately, his methods appear to be lost to time…

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Argentavis: the largest flying bird

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Through the study of three different skeletons from the late Miocene epoch, the largest flying bird to have ever existed was discovered. Argentavis magnificens (translated: magnificent Argentine bird) was so gargantuan, the standing height would be around 6 feet high!

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