Mystery Antarctica fossil is massive prehistoric egg

Tokyo (AFP) – Scientists had nicknamed it ‘The Thing’ – a mysterious football-sized fossil discovered in Antarctica that sat in a Chilean museum awaiting someone who could work out just what it was. Now, analysis has revealed the mystery fossil to be a soft-shelled egg, the largest ever found, laid some 68 million years ago, possibly by a type of extinct sea snake or lizard. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin