Aug 07 2013
A 15 million-year-old, 1,000-pound whale skull was found on the Potomac River shore of Virginia’s Stratford Hall Plantation — the birthplace of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee (born in 1807, which suddenly seems like not such a long time ago). The skull is from a baleen whale — a toothless filter-feeder, according to a Calvert Marine Museum press release. At six feet long, it’s one of the largest whale skulls ever collected in the area. The rest of the skeleton is still buried in the cliffs. In its press release, the museum said the whale “would have been 25 or more feet long.” [Continue Reading]
Look – yesterday I posted an article about a drunk guy who woke up with no penis so I had to redeem myself today with something that will stimulate you intellectually. This was the perfect opportunity for that. A.) It’s Civil War history and B.) It’s science. So what I want you do do is hit some of the links above – read up and learn and then tomorrow I’ll be back with some asinine crime or something of that nature. Today is about learning folks. Make it happen.