Ancient scorpion was 8 feet long

Paleontologists have found a fossilized claw of an ancient sea scorpion that was probably 8 feet long. That would make it the biggest bug ever discovered.

The claw was found in a German quarry and scientists say that it shows that spiders and insects were far larger in the past than previously thought.

Simon Braddy, a University of Bristol paleontologist, told the Associated Press that “we have known for some time that the fossil record yields monster millipedes, super-sized scorpions, colossal cockroaches, and jumbo dragonflies. But we never realized until now just how big some of these ancient creepy-crawlies were.”

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