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The Upset Archaeologist

Trivia brain teasers have some element of trivia in them, but they are not just pure trivia questions.


Puzzle ID:#12885
Fun:*** (2.64)
Difficulty:*** (2.45)
Submitted By:od-1Aca****
Corrected By:mosca




A young archaeologist named Botch had dug up what he believed to be the missing link. Sure that he would be famous and receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants for further research, he promptly called some colleagues and held a press conference to unveil his findings. At the conference, Botch announced that he had found the jawbone and teeth from the famous prehistoric Nebraska man. When these ancient fossils were originally discovered, they were hailed as the best evidence of man's evolution ever found and led to the teaching of evolution in American schools. When he unveiled his findings the room quickly emptied as snickers and laughter filled the air. Poor Botch had made the same mistake so many of his colleagues had already made.

What was his mistake?

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