Deinosuchus , 30 foot Crocodilian Skeleton Deinosuchus is an extinct genusrelated to the alligator that lived 80 to 73 million years ago (Ma), during the late Cretaceous period. The name translates as "terrible crocodile" and is derived from the Greek deinos "terrible", and soukhos "crocodile". The first remains were discovered in North Carolina (United States) in the 1850s; the genus was named and described in 1909
Jensen, UT - Dinosaur National Monument features more than 2,000 dinosaur bones exposed in a 200-foot-long sandstone wall. The site was discovered in 1909 by paleontologist Earl Douglass. Over 350 million tons of fossils, including full skeletons and previously unknown dinosaur species, were excavated by Douglass's crew and now reside in museums all over the world.
The Heart of Eternity was discovered in South Africa in the Premier Diamond Mine. It is extremely rare as it has a fancy vivid blue color, even though blue diamonds account for less than 0.1% of the mine’s output. It is cut like a heart and weighs 27.64 carats. It was cut by the Steinmetz Group, and then sold to the de Beers Consolidated Mines. The Heart of Eternity diamond was then included in their Millennium Jewels Collection. Sayyid Qadri is rumored to be the current owner after…
August 30, 1909: Burgess Shale Fossils discovered. When Charles Doolittle Walcott heard about the "stone bugs" discovered in British Columbia, he lost no time getting up there to investigate. Some years he took his family to help him dig. Eventually, his collection became the base of astonishing information about the Cambrian period. That's Charles in the middle.
"Discover the Burgess Shale: In 1909 Charles Doolittle Walcott discovered one of the most important fossil locations in the world, the Burgess Shale, on the southwest side of a ridge between Mt. Field and Wapta Mountain, in Yoho National Park [British Columbia]. The Burgess Shale provides an amazing window into what the world looked like half-a-billion years ago." Click through for details and photos from this astonishing site.