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The Thing: Melting Siberian permafrost reveals terrifying creatures (PHOTOS)

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https://www.rt.com/news/414770-siberian-permafrost-nightmare-creatures/

The Siberian unicorn – long believed to have died out 350,000 years ago – was actually still alive as recently as 29,000 years ago, according to the analysis of a well-preserved skull found in the Pavlodar region of Kazakhstan.

Unicorn enthusiasts will be disappointed to learn that the extinct creature – also known as Elasmotherium sibiricum – had more in common with rhinos or woolly mammoths than fictional unicorns, however.
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This unusual beast was nearly 7 feet tall & 15 feet long. It weighed 4 tons & had a large horn in the middle of its forehead.
 

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So....global warming....not all bad?






Joke.
 

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So....global warming....not all bad?






Joke.

You never know what might pop up, literally.

During the Ice Ages the sea level was much lower than today because so much water was tied up in ice sheets & glaciers. With the climate warming I would not be surprised if we don't discover some of these Siberian oddities in Alaska & northern Canada. There was a land bridge where there is today the Bering Straits.

Flew over the location when I went to Japan on business but you couldn't see anything because of a solid cloud cover.
 

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https://www.rt.com/news/414770-siberian-permafrost-nightmare-creatures/

The Siberian unicorn – long believed to have died out 350,000 years ago – was actually still alive as recently as 29,000 years ago, according to the analysis of a well-preserved skull found in the Pavlodar region of Kazakhstan.

Unicorn enthusiasts will be disappointed to learn that the extinct creature – also known as Elasmotherium sibiricum – had more in common with rhinos or woolly mammoths than fictional unicorns, however.
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This unusual beast was nearly 7 feet tall & 15 feet long. It weighed 4 tons & had a large horn in the middle of its forehead.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elasmotherium
 
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