European scientists have discovered a 390-million-year-old fossilized claw of giant sea scorpion. The man-sized monster possibly was the ancestor of modern day scoprions and even spiders:
The immense fossilised claw of a 2.5m-long (8ft) sea scorpion has been described by European researchers. [...]
The creature, which has been named Jaekelopterus rhenaniae, would have paddled in a river or swamp.
The size of the beast suggests that spiders, insects, crabs and similar creatures were much larger in the past than previously thought, the team says.
The claw itself measures 46cm - indicating its owner would have been longer even than the average-sized human.
Thanks be to God for extinction. Can you imagine if it were alive today, ready to devour unsuspecting swimmers? Link - Thanks Tiffany!