Planet of the Sharks: Forget those apes, we're all chips off the old fish

Posted on by Mike Evans

Another fishy story: It has just been discovered that we are all descended from sharks 420 million years ago. This is quite a few millennia before gtgtgt grandfather Kong (bless him) was swinging among the trees.  

Totting up a few books of the Old Testament and ticking off the odd pillar of salt, I find to my surprise that these so-called ancestors allegedly flourished 419,995,000 years before the creation of the universe. How can this be? It must be wrong. I had better call in at the vicarage on the way home to get some spiritual guidance. I’ll never face cod and chips again.

(Jaws, via The Telegraph)

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