Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Behold: The Fakiesaur
It's official! The tiny dinosaur I dug out of the garden yesterday is an entirely new species of microsaur. Specialists were working all night to classify the find, and have declared the petrified lizard to be a remarkably well preserved specimen of a hitherto unknown variety of microsaur.
Microsaurs are the tiny, ferocious lizards that roamed the earth about a billion years ago, before their kind were replaced by the much larger dinosaurs. This particular specimen was one of the top feeders on the food chain in this region, and the micro-palentologists have conceded to calling it "Fakiesaurus" to honour the discovery.
Digging is continuing in the back yard of Fakie Central in the hopes of uncovering more pre-historic treasures. I've always dreamed about raising funds to launch an expedition to search for the lost civilization of Micro-Atlantis. This miniature utopia was believed to have flourished some twenty thousand years ago, occupying an area of about half a metre square.
The chances of any archeological remains having survived twenty millennia of wear and tear are slim, but if even a small portion of this magical kingdom could be recovered, I believe it would have great positive ramifications for human civilization as we know it.
If you think Micro-Atlantis might have once flourished in your own back yard, please, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO UNDERTAKE THE DELICATE TASK OF MICRO-EXCAVATION YOURSELF. Rather, contact us here at Fakie Central and we'll send out a special archeological task force, with proper equipment, to undertake the project.