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It seems that the world's largest pliosaur fossil has been discovered off the coast of Norway. It's fifteen meters long, which is a full five meters longer than the previous record holder. The media sensationalists are calling it a "sea monster" but the classic mythical Scandinavian sea monster is squid- or octopus-like in nature and, indeed, the non-extinct giant squid seems more monstrous than this pliosaur who doesn't really deserve to be slandered.

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