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Largest Fossil Spider Found

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Thursday, April 21, 2011,
Paleontologists reported today that they have discovered the largest fossil spider ever found.  Of course, that's a relative term since the 165 million year old arachnid had a body one inch wide with 2 and a half inch legs.  The spider was an early version of the Nephila family, more commonly known as a Golden Orb spider, which today uses its large netlike webs to capture birds and bats.  Most Nephilas today live in tropical climates, so it's safe to assume this prehistoric spider did the sam...
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Concert Cancelled By Pigeons

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Monday, July 26, 2010, In : Music 
The rock band Kings of Leon was forced off the stage last Friday in St. Louis, but it wasn't because they sounded bad.  That city's Verizon Wireless Theater had some unannounced guests who weren't music lovers.  A horde of pigeons was camped in the rafters and spent its time pooping on the band.  By the time the Kings were into their third song, bass player Jared Followill almost ate a dropping as he was struck in the face near his mouth, so the band walked off stage.  Their publicist release...
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New Dinosaur Named During Beer Drinking

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Friday, July 9, 2010, In : Paleontology 
What do you name a new dinosaur unlike anything else ever seen before?  Usually, dinos are named after some trait of their body or their discoverer with a handle that's hard to say.  Nicholas Longrich, a paleontologist at Yale University, found a new species in Canada and wanted a unique name to match the creature's unusual feature, so he met a few fellow scientists over a few beers and they bantered possibilities.  Longrich jokingly mentioned "mojoceratops" and all conversation stopped as th...
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About Chief Jack


Chief Jack Hawk Chief Jack has hosted The Mohawk Radio Show since August 1969. He is a champion for the cause of Indie artists, and many Indies have had great success since having their music played on the station. He is a Mohawk chief who played with a Canadian band for about 10 years. He publishes articles under the name Jacques Boulerice for Yahoo! Voices and is working on a new movie script.

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