Claim: A 200-million-year old dinosaur egg recently hatched in a Berlin museum.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, March 2014]
Origins: On 20 February 2014, the World News Daily Report web site published an article positing that a 200-million-year old dinosaur egg had recently hatched in a Berlin museum due to the effects of a malfunctioning heating unit:
The egg which was believed to be petrified was preserved in a small storage room situated right next to the boiler room. When the system started overheating a few weeks ago, it seems to have surprisingly initiated the incubation process, leading the egg to hatch.
"This is an incredible opportunity for science," explains Gunther Warburg, paleobiologist at the museum. "The Gasosaurus is classified as a carnivorous tetanuran dinosaur of the therapod family originating from China. It remained a mystery because all we had to study upon were a few remains. But now we have a live one! I feel like I'm in Jurassic Park the movie! explains the specialist, visibly enthusiast[ic].
Last updated: 28 June 2015