No, it’s not Magnus Carlsen. It’s the fossil of a 50 foot long sea monster from 150 million years ago.

Fossil of Giant ‘Sea Monster’ Found
By Alister Doyle,
Posted: 2008-02-27 17:12:52
Filed Under: Science News

OSLO (Feb. 27) – The fossil of a 50 ft. long “sea monster” found in Arctic Norway was the biggest of its kind known to science with dagger-like teeth in a mouth large enough to bite a small car, researchers said on Wednesday.

The 150-million year old dinosaur-era pliosaur, a fierce marine reptile, was about 16 ft. 5 in. longer than the previous pliosaur record holder found in Australia.

“It’s a new species and the biggest proven pliosaur,” Joern Hurum, a paleontologist at the Natural History Museum in Oslo who led the expedition to dig up the fossil on the archipelago of Svalbard 800 miles from the North Pole.

“A small car could fit inside its mouth,” he told Reuters, adding the lower jaw was about 10 ft long.

“Something like a Morris Minor would fit perfectly.”

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