The large front door of the Dallas Museum of Natural History opens; a family enters. While her mother is paying, a young girl spots a Christmas tree decorated in origami animals -- pandas, frogs, hummingbirds, camels -- and runs toward it. She looks up and up, finally noticing the long, thick, shiny tusks curling around the tree's top, where a star or angel would normally be. Her big brown eyes travel up the tusks, meet another set of big, brown eyes; finally, she spots the shaggy brown hair of the woolly mammoth. The girl screams and screams, until finally her mother arrives, assuring her the beast is not real, not alive, and not going to eat... More >>>
Is that a bone in your leg, or are you just a 10,000-year-old mammoth skeleton?