Dinosaur Bone Soup

Paleontologists excavating for fossils in central China's Henan province came across a find of bones from dinosaurs. This was news to nearby villagers, who, assuming the bones were from flying dragons, had been digging up and preparing them for decades as a traditional cure-all:
The calcium-rich bones were sometimes boiled with other ingredients and fed to children as a treatment for dizziness and leg cramps. Other times they were ground up and made into a paste that was applied directly to fractures and other injuries.

The villagers could have confirmed the theoretical link between dinosaurs and modern birds had they claimed that the soup "tastes like chicken."

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2007%5C07%5C05%5Cstory_5-7-2007_pg9_8 - via Fortean Times (Image)

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