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29-02-2012, 20:08   #1
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Giant Jurassic Fleas Discovered in China

The females were up to 2 cms long, humongous compared to modern day fleas. They probably fed on the blood of dinosaurs, but at least they could jump; they probably moved more like lice.

http://www.livescience.com/18734-gia...iscovered.html


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Fixed your link there Adam.


I'm itching just thinking about them
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Fairly sure they still exist in some of the less salubrious hotels I've visited.
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Fixed your link there Adam.


I'm itching just thinking about them
What was wrong with the link? :O Can´t you resize the pics? I try to do so but when I post, they're all gigantic again
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The link you originally posted was a direct link to the image. Copy n' paste error methinks. I do it all the time.
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The link you originally posted was a direct link to the image. Copy n' paste error methinks. I do it all the time.
My bad. Thanks for fixing it
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Not sure if these are the same giant fleas, but a couple species called Pseudopulex jurassicus and Pseudopulex magnus are in the news right now, and the scientists say they had likely a very painful bite.

http://www.sci-news.com/paleontology/article00290.html

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