Freaks of Nature

The fear mongers over at National Geographic are at it again. They have released what they claim to be actual prehistoric photographs of nightmarish creatures. Just think of your most feared animal and combine it with either a cooking utensil or a wood shop tool. That might give you an idea of how National Geographic came up with these things.


The CraftsMan-Eating Shark, known for its ability to sever the limbs of its victims with a straight or beveled cut.

I smell “evolution” and I don’t like it.

I came up with one of my own:


check out the rest here.


  1. #1 Erin
    July 24, 2009

    ZOMG I love it.

  2. #2 mark heath
    July 24, 2009

    Judging from the picture, I’d say its natural prey is some form of pizza-shaped fish.

  3. #3 BobK
    July 24, 2009

    Real or not, you gotta love Helicoprion.

  4. #4 Drhoz!
    July 25, 2009

    Did you know the holotype specimen of Helicoprion was stolen and ended up on the fossil black market?

  5. #5 Zach Miller
    July 27, 2009

    I believe that shark was featured in one of the old Showa-era Gamera movies. Remember? Gamera vs. Helicoprion? That buzzsaw actually zooms around, slicing giant turtle limbs to and fro. In one particularly gross scene, Helicoprion was seen slicing up a Gyaos bird, who made pitiful screeching noises as if to say “Not again!*”

    *Only Gamera fans will enjoy these jokes.

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