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  1. Dinosaur claw found by workmen on Harrow on the Hill

    April, 02 2010

    Harrow Observer

    DINOSAUR remains were discovered this week in Harrow on the Hill. Council workmen filling in one of the borough’s many potholes found a fossilized retractable claw yesterday morning and invited palaeontologists from the University of Portsmouth to inspect the specimen.

    Further digging in Harrow on the Hill uncovered a metatarsal bone, shin and knee cap. The road has been sealed off indefinitely while investigations continue.

    Ancient reptile boffins say it is too early to tell which dinosaur species the bones belong to, but local geologists have already dubbed the find ‘Harrowsaurus’.

    Norman Carr, from the Harrow Archaeological History Association, told the Observer: “Harrow is known to date back to pre-Roman times, but this astonishing discovery could yet prove the town’s origins go way further.

    “Harrowsaurus was most likely a carnivore by the look of that killer claw.

    “I expect they feasted on the trendy vegetarian dinosaurs thought to have been living around Camden at the same time.”

    Residents are advised to stay in their homes while the undergraduate palaeontologists continue digging.

    One householder said: “I always suspected Harrow was a haven for giant, extinct reptiles. You could just tell.”

    The last dinosaur fossils discovered in London were the Iguanodon remains found at Baker Street, when excavations for the Metropolitan Line were taking place in the 1860s.

    Ironically, the three tonne herbivore would migrate daily to Pinner in the early Cretaceous period, taking less time than the Met Line does today.


  2. Termites eat 10 million rupees

    INDIA: Police said today that an army of termites had munched through 10 million rupees in notes stored in a steel chest at a Lucknow bank.

    The bank manager discovered the damage when he opened the reinforced room in an old bank building on Wednesday.

    “It’s a matter of investigation how termites attacked bundles of currency notes stacked in a steel chest,” said a police spokesman.

    The police have registered a case of negligence against bank officials.



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