Category: Danger – Death

Putrid pit of dinosaur corpses

Stop eating before you read this story. It’s a bit stomach-turning. The Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry is a dense deposit of Jurassic-age theropod dinosaurs, mostly Allosaurus fragilis. What caused this mass death of 46 allosaurs (and some 25 other dinosaurs)? Why…

The “Hellmouth” Batagaika crater

If the land around you was sinking and falling at this rate, you’d be worried too! Villagers of Batagay in Yakutia (Sakha Republic, Siberia) reportedly believe that a mouth to hell is nearby. Recent news stories tell of the sinking…

Death scenes, geologically preserved

For inducing fear and unease, dead things are big-time spooky. Geological factors can result in recording death in particularly captivating ways, freezing the animals’ death throes across enormous stretches of time. Preservation can mean bones replaced by mineralization to give…