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Biggest Bug Ever

A massive piece of sandstone on the beaches of northern England had a special surprise inside: a fossil of a giant millipede. The fossil is being called “the biggest bug that ever lived” and is estimated to have been 22 inches wide, 8.6 feet long, and 110 pounds. This is the most well preserved fossil of its kind and is a huge win in the archeology world. The creature lived during the Carboniferous Period, which was over 300 million years ago, and survived for about 45 million years before going extinct. If you’re interested in seeing the fossil in person, it will be at the Sedgwick Museum in Cambridge in 2022.

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