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A rat that lived on East Timor probably weighed about 6 kg and became extinct around 1000 to 2000 years ago.  The biggest rats still living weigh up to 2 kg and live in the Philippines and New Guinea.

Some new research from Norwegian genomic researcher Olof Prila has found evidence that Lewis Carroll may have based his poem Jabberwocky on real samples of jaws and teeth, claws, wings and scales, including fossils, that have no parallels in animals known currently or from the fossil record.

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