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Scientists Find 17-Million-Year-Old Sperm in Fossilized Shrimp

I guess everything is bigger, stranger and scarier in Australia. Australian scientists have found the world's oldest fossilized sperm in a fossil dug up in Northern Queensland. It's very well preserved for being 17 million years old and, relative to the size of the animal that produced it, pretty darned impressive.

The sperm is only a couple of millimeters long, but it's as long as the freshwater shrimp, called an ostracod, that it came from. So eww....
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