200 Million Year Old Dinosaur Egg Hatches in Berlin Museum: Hoax


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200 Million Year Old Dinosaur Egg Hatches in Berlin Museum

Story: 

A 200-million-year old dinosaur egg recently hatched in a Berlin museum.

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200 Million Years Old Dinosaur Egg Hatches in Berlin Museum

Berlin| A malfunction with the heating system of the Museum für Naturkunde (or Museum of Natural History) had some unforeseen consequences, as a Gasosaurus egg dating from the Jurassic period ended up hatching, giving birth to the first dinosaur to see the daylight in more than 100 million years.

Analysis:

Picture messages making the rounds online claim that a 200 million year old Dinosaur egg hatched in a Berlin Museum, after unforeseen consequences followed by a malfunction with the heating system of the Museum. It is said that the hatching of the Gasosaurus (a type of Dinosaur) egg gave birth to the first Dinosaur to see the daylight in more than 100 million years. Not really.

Source of Story

The story was first reported on 20 February 2014 in an article published in World News Daily Report website, with the same title. Mistaking it for genuine news, the story was widely shared via social media. However, the article was just another fictional story that the website publishes without any valid sources. For example, an article on the website said ‘Moon astronaut admits on deathbed : « Obama could be an alien »‘.

About the Photo

The photo claiming to show the hatched egg of a Dinosaur (Gasosaurus) in Berlin Museum seems to have been taken from a Flickr account that was posted back in 2006. While there isn’t much information about it, the user also shared other pictures of museum displays of Dinosaurs and related animations.

So the pictures and messages talking about a 200 million year old Dinosaur Egg to have hatched in Berlin Museum are hoax; the claim originated from a spoof website.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.


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