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On the Lighter Side => That CAN'T be true! => Topic started by: tkadm30 on 15/12/2017 22:57:58

Title: What is this thing discovered in mexico?
Post by: tkadm30 on 15/12/2017 22:57:58
Anyone have a clue what this thing could be??

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F82.221.129.208%2Ffairy.jpg&hash=45a736a26e74724fce8f6bd9d06ff40e)

Source: http://82.221.129.208/.zp0.html

Title: Re: What is this thing discovered in mexico?
Post by: Kryptid on 15/12/2017 23:40:54
I wouldn't be surprised if it was just a hoax. Just because some website on the Internet said it had a skeleton and was tested to to have mostly human DNA doesn't mean it actually did. We'd need something more substantial to validate those claims. A peer-reviewed study would be preferred.
Title: Re: What is this thing discovered in mexico?
Post by: chris on 16/12/2017 09:12:04
This item is correctly posted within the "That Can't be True" board, in my humble opinion...
Title: Re: What is this thing discovered in mexico?
Post by: RD on 16/12/2017 10:07:59
It has a little friend ...
Title: Re: What is this thing discovered in mexico?
Post by: Colin2B on 16/12/2017 15:03:28
Have you seen what is on top of the lockers in background?
Title: Re: What is this thing discovered in mexico?
Post by: tkadm30 on 16/12/2017 22:53:20
Have you seen what is on top of the lockers in background?

Not sure I've seen anything particular. Can you tell us at what time in to movie we should be looking?
Title: Re: What is this thing discovered in mexico?
Post by: RD on 17/12/2017 00:46:50
on top of the lockers

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=72029.0;attach=24601;image)

face-masks, (including space-aliens), a grey clanger (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c7/Clangers-album.jpg) (staring at fried eggs (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_saucer)),
 and an elongated skull (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_cranial_deformation#/media/File:ParacasSkullsIcaMuseum.jpg), which given the context, (and its size), is probably fake.
Title: Re: What is this thing discovered in mexico?
Post by: Colin2B on 17/12/2017 08:44:09
face-masks, (including space-aliens), a grey clanger (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c7/Clangers-album.jpg) (staring at fried eggs (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_saucer)),
 and an elongated skull (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_cranial_deformation#/media/File:ParacasSkullsIcaMuseum.jpg), which given the context, (and its size), is probably fake.
It was the skull and fried egg models that caught my eye.
Missed the clanger, hadnt realised they had made the journey to earth. Live ‘n learn.
Title: Re: What is this thing discovered in mexico?
Post by: Bored chemist on 17/12/2017 09:15:24
Anyone who likes clangers can't be all bad. But most of their biggest fans are pre-schoolers and I wouldn't trust their judgement very far.
Title: Re: What is this thing discovered in mexico?
Post by: jeffreyH on 17/12/2017 09:56:02
The trouble with all the fakery is if some new and startling evidence of an unknown species were found no one would believe it. Maybe they think they will become famous and not just sad.
Title: Re: What is this thing discovered in mexico?
Post by: Colin2B on 17/12/2017 14:29:15
Anyone who likes clangers can't be all bad. But most of their biggest fans are pre-schoolers
I saw an interview with Oliver Postgate, the genius behind clangers and many others, he revealed that behind the swanee whistle were genuine words. That once ran into problems because in one scene the main hangar type doors had stuck, they used the words “oh bugger they’re broken” but the Beeb objected to it on a childrens programme. Even though it was not decipherable the words were cut.
Many years later he was asked for a sample of clanger talk for a children’s program and all he could find was the section of cut out tape, he sent it without explanation and it was used - in all innocence.
Title: Re: What is this thing discovered in mexico?
Post by: Bill S on 22/12/2017 19:04:14
Calls to mind the story (probably apocryphal) of a Biology Prof whose students "created" an insect, using parts from several different creatures; then asked him for an identification.

He asked:
"Is it a bug?  - Yes
"When it was alive, did it hum?"   - Yes.
"Then its a humbug"