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  1. Fossilized Neanderthal Poop Gives Clues to Early Diets

    You will remember to wash your hands before you eat anything?

    If you want to know what an animal was eating, check its droppings. Of course if you want to know what an animal ate tens of thousands of years ago it's a little harder. Poop doesn't really fossilize well, but a recent dig in Spain has uncovered Neanderthal coprolites (poop fossils!) which show their diet was different than we thought.

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  2. What Did Science Find in Fossilized Shark Poop From 270 Million Years Ago?

    270 million years ago, a shark pooped near the coast of Brazil. That poop was fossilized and preserved into a coprolite, which is the scientific term for fossilized poop. Scientists found that shark poop, and have been carefully studying it. We don't know exactly what they were looking for, but we do know what they found -- and it's gross.

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  3. Geekolinks: 11/6

    There Will Be Blood for the SNES (Tomfoolery Pictures) Robot Lincoln. Nuff Said. (Disney Parks Blog) How to Make a Wireless Router Out of a NES Cartridge (The Unconventional Hacker) First Tiny Look at the New Muppets Movie (Wired) Google/Facebook Data Throughdown (Reuters) Fossilized Dinosaur Poop, This Year's Go-to Stocking Stuffer? (Flickr) Darth Vader's Hawaiian Vacation (Hawaiian Seamonkey) (Fail Whale Hat via Geeks are Sexy.)

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