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2012-12-08 01:38:48 PM  
That's cool. And Antarctica's not all that surprising, since it wasn't at the South Pole 200 MYA.

/and "bizarre" has one 'z' and two 'r's
 
2012-12-08 02:27:00 PM  
Bizzare creature found in 200-million-year-old cocoon. Guess where it was found. Go ahead and guess

A swimming pool inhabited by senior citizens?
 
2012-12-08 02:38:40 PM  
I knew it! Atlantis.
 
2012-12-08 02:45:46 PM  
Guess where it was found. Go ahead and guess

Inside a 200-million-year-old cocoon is the guess of me.
 
2012-12-08 02:50:14 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Bizzare creature found in 200-million-year-old cocoon. Guess where it was found. Go ahead and guess

A swimming pool inhabited by senior citizens?



*Applause*
 
2012-12-08 03:02:01 PM  
Israel?
 
2012-12-08 03:22:02 PM  
a mucous cocoon did the trick.

South Austin hipster band "Mucous Cocoon" playing the food court at Central Market in 5 ... 4 ... 3 ...
 
2012-12-08 03:27:05 PM  

phaseolus: That's cool. And Antarctica's not all that surprising, since it wasn't at the South Pole 200 MYA.

/and "bizarre" has one 'z' and two 'r's


I think subby was making a Lovecraft joke.
 
2012-12-08 03:32:22 PM  
Australia?

*clicks link*


Oh. This was my second guess, though!
 
2012-12-08 04:02:16 PM  
Your mom?
 
2012-12-08 04:13:54 PM  
a mucous cocoon did the trick.

Snot. What can't it do?
 
2012-12-08 04:17:50 PM  
I'm going to give a guess.


i.livescience.com

I'm totally guessing. Was I right? (Looks), Yeah I got it right.
 
2012-12-08 04:32:20 PM  
www.bet.com
"Oh shiat. Not THIS again."
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-12-08 04:33:09 PM  
TFA: a leech released a slimy mucous cocoon

"Someone blows their nose and you want to keep it?"
 
2012-12-08 04:46:55 PM  
Please let it be a Shoggoth
 
2012-12-08 04:50:07 PM  
Always the last place they look!
 
2012-12-08 04:50:26 PM  
Is this supposed to be something that was only found because the ice is melting?
 
2012-12-08 04:54:22 PM  
gallery.roadbikereview.com?

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Bizzare creature found in 200-million-year-old cocoon. Guess where it was found. Go ahead and guess

A swimming pool inhabited by senior citizens?


Darn, someone beat me to it.
 
2012-12-08 04:55:42 PM  
www.citeworld.com
 
2012-12-08 05:07:28 PM  

Apos: Australia?


Only if it's deadly upon contact.
 
2012-12-08 05:16:00 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: A swimming pool inhabited by senior citizens?


On HBO, right before Eve's Bayou
 
2012-12-08 05:16:03 PM  
Flori-

Parthenogenetic: [gallery.roadbikereview.com image 108x22]?


DAMMIT.
 
2012-12-08 05:26:41 PM  

Parthenogenetic: [gallery.roadbikereview.com image 108x22]?

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Bizzare creature found in 200-million-year-old cocoon. Guess where it was found. Go ahead and guess

A swimming pool inhabited by senior citizens?

Darn, someone beat me to it.


Don't worry. We were mislead by the cocoon bit. I wasn't in a Mountains of Madness mindset either.
 
2012-12-08 05:27:05 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Please let it be a Shoggoth


www.meanoldcoot.com

Ever seen a shoggoth? Well, have ya', boy?
 
2012-12-08 05:31:41 PM  
Apparently leeches are even grosser than I originally believed.
 
2012-12-08 05:32:14 PM  
It's clearly a bizarre, confounding, mysterious creature. That was identified in a few minutes by an experienced microbiologist.

//swing and a miss.
 
2012-12-08 05:36:15 PM  
 
2012-12-08 05:38:49 PM  

Parthenogenetic: Darn, someone beat me to it.


Olympic Trolling Judge: Flori-

Parthenogenetic: [gallery.roadbikereview.com image 108x22]?

DAMMIT.


wildcardjack: Don't worry. We were mislead by the cocoon bit. I wasn't in a Mountains of Madness mindset either.



Heh, great minds and all that!


The_Sponge: *Applause*


*tips hat*

Thank ya kindly!


DrewCurtisJr: On HBO, right before Eve's Bayou


I don't mind tell you, it's been forever and a day since I've last seen Cocoon.
 
2012-12-08 05:47:16 PM  
Well damn, I was going to guess they found it during taping for an episode of Hoarders.
 
2012-12-08 05:49:22 PM  
Considering it's so small, I wonder how they came about finding the Thing.
 
2012-12-08 06:09:07 PM  

Arumat: Well damn, I was going to guess they found it during taping for an episode of Hoarders.


Or Pawn Stars.


"This bizarre creature is amazing, and a 200-million-year-old cocoon would look great in my store, but only for the right price."

"I'll give you $100 for it."

"Oh, c'mon, this has gotta be worth thousands."

"Look, I'll give you $200, and even THAT is a bit much. I'm taking a big risk, and that's just gonna sit on my shelf for a long time."

"..."
 
2012-12-08 06:09:50 PM  
Wait till the scientists find out the hit damage on the creature first
 
2012-12-08 06:13:48 PM  
In the throat of a floater?
 
2012-12-08 06:15:52 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Arumat: Well damn, I was going to guess they found it during taping for an episode of Hoarders.

Or Pawn Stars.


"This bizarre creature is amazing, and a 200-million-year-old cocoon would look great in my store, but only for the right price."

"I'll give you $100 for it."

"Oh, c'mon, this has gotta be worth thousands."

"Look, I'll give you $200, and even THAT is a bit much. I'm taking a big risk, and that's just gonna sit on my shelf for a long time."

"..."


Prawn Stars?
 
2012-12-08 06:19:22 PM  

mgshamster: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Arumat: Well damn, I was going to guess they found it during taping for an episode of Hoarders.

Or Pawn Stars.


"This bizarre creature is amazing, and a 200-million-year-old cocoon would look great in my store, but only for the right price."

"I'll give you $100 for it."

"Oh, c'mon, this has gotta be worth thousands."

"Look, I'll give you $200, and even THAT is a bit much. I'm taking a big risk, and that's just gonna sit on my shelf for a long time."

"..."

Prawn Stars?


What a prawn star might look like:


i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2012-12-08 06:20:57 PM  

Apos: mgshamster: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Arumat: Well damn, I was going to guess they found it during taping for an episode of Hoarders.

Or Pawn Stars.


"This bizarre creature is amazing, and a 200-million-year-old cocoon would look great in my store, but only for the right price."

"I'll give you $100 for it."

"Oh, c'mon, this has gotta be worth thousands."

"Look, I'll give you $200, and even THAT is a bit much. I'm taking a big risk, and that's just gonna sit on my shelf for a long time."

"..."

Prawn Stars?

What a prawn star might look like:


[i.telegraph.co.uk image 460x288]


Kill it with fire!
 
2012-12-08 06:22:09 PM  

mgshamster: Prawn Stars?


*snert*


Apos: What a prawn star might look like:


I can imagine Wikus being all Wikus, going "GUESS WHERE THIS WAS FOUND! GO AHEAD, GUESS!"
 
2012-12-08 06:23:13 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: mgshamster: Prawn Stars?

*snert*


Apos: What a prawn star might look like:

I can imagine Wikus being all Wikus, going "GUESS WHERE THIS WAS FOUND! GO AHEAD, GUESS!"


*chuckle* He was quite the neurotic, wasn't he?
 
2012-12-08 07:15:26 PM  
It's a precursor....

3.bp.blogspot.com

/Obscure
 
2012-12-08 07:27:37 PM  
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net

Your mom?
 
2012-12-08 07:37:15 PM  
I was thinking Japan. Antarctica was on the list though.
 
2012-12-08 07:44:48 PM  
You mean 2000 years ago in the Great Flood? No cocoon could last 200 million years.
 
2012-12-08 07:51:01 PM  
Infant island?
 
2012-12-08 08:14:25 PM  
Nice to see the last ice age didnt destroy everything.

Antartica was tropical a LONG time ago!

/ Hope its in my lifetime
 
2012-12-08 08:21:32 PM  
"Benjamin Bomfleur, of the Biodiversity Institute at the University of Kansas"

Was it equipped with a mini saddle that ancient man used to tame this bizarre dinosaur beast?
 
2012-12-08 08:29:07 PM  
I don't think it's an Ancient, that's for sure, so let's call it Jenova.

/ A calamity from the skies.
 
2012-12-08 08:29:42 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Bizzare creature found in 200-million-year-old cocoon. Guess where it was found. Go ahead and guess

A swimming pool inhabited by senior citizens?


A Steve Guttenberg-lead team has already been dispatched.

/He wasn't doing anything else anyway.
 
2012-12-08 08:44:44 PM  
MOTHRA!
 
2012-12-08 08:58:08 PM  

YodaBlues: A Steve Guttenberg-lead team has already been dispatched.

/He wasn't doing anything else anyway.


Not since the Stonecutters disbanded, I'd say.
 
2012-12-08 10:27:59 PM  
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

/oh wait... I see we've got this covered
 
2012-12-08 10:38:32 PM  
Came for Eva jokes, leaving disappointed.
 
2012-12-08 10:43:41 PM  
Mars?
 
2012-12-08 11:00:21 PM  
New Jersey?
 
2012-12-08 11:27:32 PM  
I was expecting more exciting news from Best Korea
 
2012-12-08 11:28:02 PM  

jayhawk88: I am being a small creature in a cocoon, waiting to be found.


Duuuuude.
 
2012-12-08 11:36:52 PM  
Some poor girl's throat?

filmmakeriq.com

Would you fark me? I'd fark me
 
2012-12-09 12:06:59 AM  
If comics books have taught me anything, inside the cocoon there's either:

A - a genetically advanced dude with gold skin

or

B - a hot redheaded chick with psychic powers
 
2012-12-09 02:05:30 AM  

Strolpol: Came for Eva jokes, leaving disappointed.


img227.imageshack.us

OHHH SHHHHIIIIIII...

c1.img.v4.skyrock.net
 
2012-12-09 04:22:10 AM  
Came for a boatload of At The Mountains of Madness, The Thing and Neon Genesis Evangelion jokes.

Nearly left disappointed.
 
2012-12-09 07:41:14 AM  
"Honey, do you know where I left that 200 million year old creature? That slimey one. It was real ittybitty. No. No, the creature, I know where my shoes are, I'm wear...what? Well if I knew where I used it last, I wouldn't ask you, would I? OK OK! Jeez what a grouch."

"Oh man. I was holding it in my hand the whole time. What the hell is wrong with me."

"Hey honey, have you seen my keys?"
 
2012-12-09 08:57:02 AM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Bizzare creature found in 200-million-year-old cocoon. Guess where it was found. Go ahead and guess

A swimming pool inhabited by senior citizens?


Done in 2.
 
2012-12-09 10:51:48 AM  
KILL IT WITH FIRE MAC!!!

www.imfdb.org
 
2012-12-09 01:32:18 PM  
FTFA:
This bell animal lived during the Late Triassic Period, when the Earth was much warmer

Unpossible!
 
2012-12-09 07:21:32 PM  

offmymeds: Smeggy Smurf: Please let it be a Shoggoth

[www.meanoldcoot.com image 400x301]

Ever seen a shoggoth? Well, have ya', boy?


I've seen my ex-wife naked.
 
2012-12-10 03:23:02 AM  

dragonchild: Considering it's so small, I wonder how they came about finding the Thing.


HA! I'm watching that movie right now.

/they just burned the head with the crab legs and eye-stalks.
 
2012-12-10 10:19:05 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: offmymeds: Smeggy Smurf: Please let it be a Shoggoth

[www.meanoldcoot.com image 400x301]

Ever seen a shoggoth? Well, have ya', boy?

I've seen my ex-wife naked.


i1136.photobucket.com
 
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