Headline of the week

From the Telegraph:

Small brown pebble found on East Sussex beach is pickled dinosaur brain

Er . . . yes!  Quite so, old chap!  If you say so . . .

I honestly thought this was some sort of belated April Fool joke.  I mean, brain tissue simply isn’t preserved in nature – it rots almost faster than any other body part.  However, the article appears legitimate.

Now to outrage the archaeologists and zoologists by trying some of those recipes for brains . . .



  1. First let me say "Not at MY table" and second I read this: "The idle musings of a former military man, former computer geek, medically retired pastor and now full-time writer. Contents guaranteed to offend the politically correct and anal-retentive from time to time. My approach to life is that it should be taken with a large helping of laughter, and sufficient firepower to keep it tamed!" and hooted with laughter as I forwarded your blog address. He just returned from another round of super suit duties and he would enjoy your writing as much as I did and do.

  2. er… my husband, that is. You know the older I get the more I forget that everyone can hear my thoughts… which is a very good thing for some people. 🙂

  3. Expect a Zombie Dinosaur tv series to spring up . . . . Undead T-Rexses wandering around looking for brains (and larger arms).

  4. Pickled is exactly the wrong word. It's a fossil; a rock. There is nothing remotely like pickling in the process of fossilization.

    Other than that, pretty interesting article!

  5. Story I saw said that the pickling allowed it to survive long enough to fossilize. So it is fossilized pickled dinosaur brain.

    Also known as a rock.

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