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Rare, Blood-Filled Mosquito Fossil Discovered

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October 15, 2013
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Scientists say they found a fossilized mosquito full of blood the insect sucked down right before death. If you think that sounds eerily familiar to 'Jurassic Park,' you're not alone. As Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) reports, the researchers who found the fossil are explaining how the 1993 hit dinosaur movie couldn't happen with this guy.


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