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I swallowed a fossil

Scientists have started a hashtag poking fun at their own mistakes. They've called it #FieldWorkFail. In the second of our series, palaeontologist Trevor Valle tells us of a crazy experience involving parts of a 3 million year old camel in Mexico.

(Photo: Illustration of Trevor Valle's #FieldWorkFail, entitled "Lick tiny object to discern if fossil or rock. Fossil. Sticks to tongue. Coughing fit from dust. Sharp inhale. Swallow fossil."
(Credit: French illustrator and animator Jim Jourdane.)

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3 minutes