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eBay still has a purpose
« on: August 21, 2008, 03:50:25 PM »

Friday August 22, 2008
A scientist has discovered a previously unknown insect on eBay. The UK's Dr Richard Harrington reportedly paid about $40 for the fossilised insect encased in amber. He thought it would make an interesting curio but it turned out to be a long extinct and previously unknown species of aphid.
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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2008, 05:02:13 PM »

Didn't the guy he bought it from know about it?  But no, the  Air quotes scientist Air quotes takes all the credit.

stroh's gonna freak over such sloppy reporting.   Hide
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