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|Autor:||Pablo Edronkin [ Mié Nov 30, 2011 2:15 pm ]|
|Asunto:||Scorpions And History|
Scorpions; fascinating animals of rather unpleasant appearance, at least for many.
These little animals, closely related to spiders, have been placed on many occasions as living traps around treasures, inside sacred tombs and places of worship; there are scorpions all around the world in sizes that go between a few millimetres in length to about twenty centimetres, and according to popular wisdom, the darker their colour, the most powerful their poison is.
It is also common knowledge, scientifically proved, that scorpions can resist extremely high doses of radioactivity; however, for most of them sunlight is lethal.
But few know that scorpions were actually the first animals on Earth to come out of the water and conquer land, when life took the leap out of the oceans and into the ancient continents and islands of the Devonian period, about four hundred million years ago. Those scorpions were, however, a little big bigger: some reached 2,5 metres in length.
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