a distant relative died...
May 19, 2009 5:55 PM Subscribe
posted by flapjax at midnite (23 comments total)
Ida may have been overcome by carbon dioxide gas while drinking from the Messel lake, which was often covered by a low-lying blanket of gas. Hampered by a broken wrist, she may have fallen into unconsciousness and may have slipped into the lake. She sunk to the bottom and was preserved for 47 million years
And apart from Ida, a host of other amazing
fossils from the Messel site can be seen at this Guardian
This post was deleted for the following reason: This is what we in the biz call a "Generalissimo". -- cortex