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US Man Finds Fossil Tooth Of A Megalodon, The Largest Shark To Have Ever Lived!


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The Meg is real…

According to Newsweek, a man in South Carolina in The US, Matthew Basak found an enormous tooth belonging to a Megalodon, the largest shark (and fish) to ever live that existed approximately 2.6 million years ago.

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The man and his girlfriend, both fossil enthusiasts, found the fossil tooth at a construction site during one of their searches.

Measuring at about three pounds (1.36kg) and 6.45 inches, the tooth can be seen exceeding the size of Basak’s hand.

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Basak, who works as a tour guide for Palmetto Fossil Excursions, a group that offers guided fossil-hunting tours, shared that his admiration for ancient treasure searching has always been a part of him since young.

“I really wanted to run around because I knew what I had found. I’m pretty sure it came straight from the shark’s mouth because there was no damage,” he added.

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In another report by The Post and Courier, Smithsonian Institute came up with a study that the largest Megalodons ever found was about 60 feet(18.3m) in length and weighed up to 50 tons. That’s as long as a bowling lane!

The discovery of a Megalodon tooth is rarely heard of, however, many are listed up for sale on FossilEra. As of today, the most expensive one on the website cost $3,295 (RM13,606.70).

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