A hurricane left a parting gift for one beach walker - a 10cm long fossilized megalodon tooth.
Millions of years-old and 21m in length with razor-sharp 17cm fangs, the prehistoric shark had the greatest biting power of any known animal to ever wander or swim the Earth, which was quite the spectacle in its time.
"It's something so ancient," Jacob Danner, who made the discovery, said. "You pick up something that's millions of years old from a creature on the planet, and it takes you back to that childlike fascination of dinosaurs and all the mysteries that are only hinted at when we read about them."
An avid collector and historian, Danner refers to himself more as a hobbyist than an expert. In his most fruitful venture, he said he once found 33 different shark teeth in a two-hour period. However, prior to this summer, he had never come across a megalodon tooth since moving to the coastal area last January.
But even more incredible than his megalodon find? It was his second such discovery in less than a month.
Just three weeks earlier, Danner had found his first-ever megalodon tooth, a long-awaited uncovering that he said almost made him feel guilty.
"The first one that I found, I think it was like June 17 or 18, I just froze and looked around like I was walking on the sidewalk and came across a $100 bill," he said. "There's part of it that's a surprise and another part of it that feels guilty, not sure how to feel. I looked and was just holding it, turning it in my hands."
Lots of laughs at Courtneys
There promises to be a lot of laughs in Courtney’s Bar next Thursday (October 27) with comedian Colum McDonnell’s live show. The Dundalk native has appeared in RTÉ’s ‘The Savage […]
There promises to be a lot of laughs in Courtney’s Bar next Thursday (October 27) with comedian Colum McDonnell’s live show.
The Dundalk native has appeared in RTÉ’s ‘The Savage Eye’ and ‘Bridget and Eamon’ as hapless friend ‘Fierce Handy Frank’. He also headlines festivals.
The comedian and actor is best known for his television appearances and writing credits on the IFTA nominated satirical RTÉ sketch show ‘Irish Pictorial Weekly’.
His comedy festival appearances include the Kilkenny Cat Laughs, The Vodafone Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh International Comedy Festival.
Colum has been described as having ‘the intelligence of Arsene Wenger, the looks of Che Guevara and the accent of Jim Corr’.
Doors open at 8.30pm on the night.
Sisters are back in the habit for heavenly musical
Brace yourselves sisters – the habit is coming to the Gleneagle INEC Arena from January 31 to February 4 as ‘Sister Act – the Musical’ promises a Heavenly experience. Don’t […]
Brace yourselves sisters – the habit is coming to the Gleneagle INEC Arena from January 31 to February 4 as ‘Sister Act – the Musical’ promises a Heavenly experience.
Don’t miss this eagerly anticipated brand new production of the Broadway and UK smash hit musical ‘Sister Act’ direct from London.
All your prayers have been answered with a stunning cast including West End sensation and Hairspray star Lizzie Bea and Emmerdale and Waitress legend Sandra Marvin as Deloris, everyone’s favourite nun on the run!
Disco diva Deloris’ life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Placed under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she shouldn’t be found – a convent! Encouraged to help the struggling choir, she helps her fellow sisters find their true voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.
Featuring original music by Tony® and eight-time Oscar® award-winner Alan Menken (Disney’s Aladdin, Enchanted) and songs inspired by Motown, soul and disco, this heavenly musical is joyous and uplifting in equal measures. A musical sent from above, Sister Act is the brilliant, must-see show which raises the spirits and warms the soul time after time.
Early bird tickets (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday shows only) on sale now from €34 (running until October 14) available from www.inec.ie and www.ticketmaster.ie.
Early Bird offer (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday shows) from €34.
Stage & Stalls (Friday and Saturday and all shows after early bird) from €48.65
Balcony, Upper Balcony, Side Balconies from €44.05 (Friday and Saturday and all shows after early bird)
Family of four from €156.20
OAPs and Students – from €36.50 (all shows).
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