Shane Ferro
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Christie’s Puts a Giant Fossilized Egg on the Block, Hopes It Will Crack Five Figures

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Christie’s is about to sell a really big egg. The auction house will offer a fossilized elephant-bird egg from Madagascar at its travel and science sale on April 24 in London (at its South Kensington outpost). The fossil is a foot long and about nine inches in diameter, according to the Associated Press, and could bring almost $50,000.

Christie’s said Wednesday that the oversized ovum – laid sometime before elephant birds were wiped out several hundred years ago – is expected to sell for up to 30,000 pounds (roughly $45,000).

Flightless, fruit-gobbling elephant birds resembled giant ostriches and could grow to be 11 feet high (3.4 meters). Christie’s says their eggs are 100 times the size of an average chicken’s.

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  1. Chai-mee Macindoe says:

    The existence of this fossilised egg (and there are others) proves that fossilisation does not need millions of years to form fossils. A few hundred years are enough. Why are the evolutionists and media silent on this issue??? Textbooks lies about the process of fossilisation keep being told in the classrooms and no one questions this.

  2. Chai-mee Macindoe says:

    I would be very interested to see if my earlier comment on fossils only taking a few hundred years gets published or not. If it doesn’t, someone is hiding the truth and is a big liar.

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