Imagine taking a sunset cruise and coming across this thing bobbing in the ocean. It looks like some sort of alien pod or giant mutant blowfish.
The picture was taken by Australian fisherman Mark Watkins, who thought it might be a downed hot air balloon until he got close enough to smell it. The stench, according to Watkins, was unbearable, which indicated to him that it must be a bundle of rotting biological matter.
Upon closer inspection, and considering the size of the stinky blob, Watkins knew it could only be one thing: a bloated whale carcass, reported The West Australian. But what kind of whale looks like this?
Mungo Man and Mungo Lady were discovered in 1969 and one of the world’s oldest known cremations.Mungo Man, discovered in 1974, was an early Aboriginal Australian human inhabitant of the continent, who is believed to have lived between 40,000 and 68,000 years ago, during the Pleistocene epoch.
EARTH’S MAGNETIC FIELD IS CHANGING: Anyone watching a compass needle point steadily north might suppose that Earth’s magnetic field is a constant. It’s not. Researchers have long known that changes are afoot. The north magnetic pole routinely moves, as much as 40 km/yr, causing compass needles to drift over time. Moreover, the global magnetic field has weakened 10% since the 19th century.
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