Egg-straordinary find: Workers point to the dinosaur eggs that were discovered as they were fitting a new sewage pipe in Heyuan, south-east China

A giant clutch of 43 fossilised dinosaur eggs were discovered by workmen doing roadworks in China.

The Chinese city that boasts the largest number of dinosaur eggs in the world has added a new batch to its impressive collection.

Construction workers unearthed 43 fossilized dinosaur eggs during road repair work in Heyuan city in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong on Sunday, officials said.

The city, which calls itself the "Home of Dinosaurs," won a Guinness World Record for the world's largest collection of dinosaur eggs at its museum in 2004.

Huang Zhiqing, deputy director of the Heyuan Museum, told CNN that it was the first time the fossils have been discovered in the bustling city center.

Major road repair work was halted as a team of researchers and construction workers jumped down into a ditch to dig out the fossils.

Nineteen of the eggs are completely intact, with the largest measuring as much as 13 centimeters (5 inches) in diameter, Huang said.

Researchers said they will continue to examine the fossils to determine which dinosaur species they belong to.

Most of the eggs in the museum's existing collection belong to oviraptorid and duck-billed dinosaurs, which roamed the earth 89 million years ago.

Nearly 17,000 dinosaur eggs have been uncovered in the city since the first group of fossils was found in 1996 by children playing at a construction site, the China's official news agency Xinhua reported.

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mark casebier said... October 4, 2016 at 10:02 PM

What is unique about the geologic history to make this spot a dinosaur egg bonanza?

Jamo said... October 5, 2016 at 12:48 AM

Strange that they think that the eggs are millions of years old. The earth is only about 6000 years old. Dragons/dinosaurs have always lived with mankind.

Nurse LuLu Joy said... October 5, 2016 at 1:08 AM

Are you quoting trump or something?

Jim Dirks said... October 5, 2016 at 1:11 AM

Please tell me you are not serious? The Earth is NOT a mere 6000 years old.

Simonius said... October 5, 2016 at 2:12 AM

There are dragons in the forest near here, they eat a lot of cats and very occasionally a small hiker.
People think they sometimes burn wooden letterboxes at night with their fire breath but that's a hoax, it is just pranksters. They don't actually breathe fire, people are confusing them with feminists.
How does the continued existence of dragons prove the Earth is only 6000-10,000 years old though?

Wing Arm said... October 5, 2016 at 2:25 AM

The world is older than 6000 years quite reading that science fiction novel they call the bible and look into history and facts that have been proven!!

k3build said... October 5, 2016 at 4:16 AM

Proven?? Really??
You really need to dig and decipher fact from fiction. There is NO science proving any such thing. There are only theories, not facts. Quite far fetched "silly science". Try thinking for yourself instead of just assuming that because text book or teacher says so, it is so. Stop being a silly sheep.

SJ123 said... October 5, 2016 at 5:57 AM

Wing Arm you are the one reading the fiction!! God is real and the bible is not science fiction!!!! Maybe when your dumb ass is burning in hell you will learn a thing or two

Unknown said... October 5, 2016 at 6:52 AM

I'm fairly positive this is fake.
Any prehistoric fossils are preserved due to the contents they carry. Finding an egg is like finding a skeleton with the entire body intact. It's practically impossible without something guarding the contents from being eaten by the pressure, elements,and erosion. The only things I could think of would be something like Mercury or another thick substance that can displace pressure without crushing the contents inside.
5/6 chance it's just a hoax.

John C. Morrison said... October 5, 2016 at 9:21 AM

I can't believe the ignorance that I am reading. There is nothing wrong with ignorance unless you refuse to educate yourself. The Earth is 4.5 Billion years old. It is not a theory, it is not even a Scientific Theory (there is a difference, look it up) it is a proven fact using radiometric dating of uranium. Any fossil is rare. It only happens when the specimen is rapidly buried in sediment, mud, silt, sand will do it. The Calcium or Aragonite is replaced with silica. One of three things happen during the process of Lithification, you either get a mold, which preserves a negative imprint of the surface of the original specimen, a cast which preserves the external form of the specimen or a steinkern

howardhofelich said... October 5, 2016 at 9:39 AM

Who are you to define FACT, theory ..Law. A thousand years ago people like you were burning people for claiming the earth was not the center of the universe. The age of the Earth is not LAW. it is THEORY. and theory that these are dinosaur eggs. For all you know they could be clever fakes..

Greg Mount said... October 5, 2016 at 1:52 PM

Right...cause someone was there 50 billion years ago and is here today to verify the accuracy of carbon dating? 6k-10k max.

Unknown said... October 5, 2016 at 2:44 PM

I believe it. Let them all believe what's fed to them

John C. Morrison said... October 5, 2016 at 5:24 PM

Theory: a supposition or a system of ideas intended to explain something, especially one based on general principles independent of the thing to be explained.

Scientific Theory: a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world, based on a body of facts that have been repeatedly confirmed through observation and experiment. Such fact-supported theories are not "guesses" but reliable accounts of the real world.

So by definition of the word Theory and Scientific Theory we can conclude that the earth is in fact 4.5 billion years old because it is not a Theory, but a Scientific Theory. Also the only ones burning people for not conforming to theory are those in religious orders.

John C. Morrison said... October 5, 2016 at 6:49 PM

It isn't carbon dating Mr. Mount. If you would have bothered to read what I wrote they use radiometric dating of uranium.

"Uranium–lead (U–Pb) dating is one of the oldest and most refined of the radiometric dating schemes. It can be used to date rocks that formed from about 1 million years to over 4.5 billion years ago with routine precisions in the 0.1–1 percent range."

Edward Walters said... October 5, 2016 at 9:18 PM

The planet is 4.6 billion years old and you are a woefully ignorant idiot if you refuse to accept this fact. Look at the evidence yourself.

Edward Walters said... October 5, 2016 at 9:19 PM

HAHAHAHA god the irony in this is killing me

Azura Ethne said... October 5, 2016 at 9:42 PM

There is this thing called radiocarbon dating. Please go educate yourselves more before you vomit more stupidity. There is already enough people doing that.

Nicholas Davison said... October 5, 2016 at 10:29 PM
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k3build said... October 5, 2016 at 10:50 PM

And what exactly do YOU know about radio carbon dating? Do you know that it is only acceptable up to 50,000 years? A far cry from "billions of years"? And that is only when you start with an arbitrary starting point. Scientist believe the rate of 14C decays at a steady rate (an assumption, but nobody knows the starting point. How much 14C was there at the point of death? (Perhaps you need to know that carbon dating works for organic material or "living things") Unless you know with absolute certainty what your starting point is, you can't possibly measure the amount of decay and hence how long ago this creature lived.
Here are some links to learn:



notice the word "presumed" is used often

Here's another one: http://www.allaboutarchaeology.org/accuracy-of-carbon-dating-faq.htm please note where it says "In order for carbon dating to by accurate certain foundational assumptions must first be true."

This article states “Radiocarbon dating is especially good for determining the age of sites occupied within the last 26,000 years or so” https://www.ncsu.edu/project/archae/enviro_radio/overview.html


Eric Zeissler said... October 6, 2016 at 7:34 AM

Excuse me. But the Bible does not say earth is 6000 years old that is stupid gone to seed. Science and the Bible actually agree. The earth is potentially millions of years old while the moon is only about 10000 years which both science and the Bible age on.

mark casebier said... October 6, 2016 at 8:45 PM

I asked a serious question, darn it! I love how the discussion immediately devolved (pun intended)
Religion is not supposed to make sense. One must suspend logic. Blind faith is raised to divinity. A story is spun to explain the mysteries of the Universe. Gods are created as the agents to explain everything humans find in a life on earth. The Universe's creation is told in a story. Humanity must explain its world. We are curious and we must answer our curiosity. In the absence of evidence, humanity's creativity manufacturers the stories of explanation.
Can we can explain the mysteries of universe with evidence? You bet we can!
I will believe my lying eyes. I want to see the evidence.

Vanessa Gibson said... October 7, 2016 at 12:59 AM

Let people think it is only 6,000 years old. It helps the rest of us weed out the dumb ones

Vanessa Gibson said... October 7, 2016 at 1:02 AM

You call yourself a Christian and you are acting like that... everyone has their own beliefs, just because it doesn't match with yours doesn't mean you need to be a dick about it.

Vanessa Gibson said... October 7, 2016 at 1:04 AM

You call yourself a Christian and you are acting like that... everyone has their own beliefs, just because it doesn't match with yours doesn't mean you need to be a dick about it.

Lynette Hicks said... October 9, 2016 at 8:35 PM

Lol you want to see evidence but yet you believe without question that a "god" exist? I find that hilarious!

Lynette Hicks said... October 9, 2016 at 8:36 PM

Lol you want to see evidence but yet you believe without question that a "god" exist? I find that hilarious!

Unknown said... October 10, 2016 at 1:29 AM

;(( The fact that one of the world's largest economies produces that amount of ignorance is beyond me. It's very sad but does explain the success of Trump.

TRex Hands said... October 10, 2016 at 4:39 PM

Religion is the worst thing that has ever happened to the human species. This ideologic narrow thinking cult brainwashes those that would otherwise express free though and rationale and turns them into encapsulated minions with complete disregard for evidence that contradicts their very existence.

Angel Mei said... January 22, 2017 at 6:32 PM

mankind couldn't even find that damn fucking MH370 yet they can somehow know the age of the earth, how it was made, etc... all bullshits.

Unknown said... May 21, 2017 at 9:18 AM

Religion misrepresents the Bible and God.
Bible does NOT give the "young earth" idea.

Unknown said... May 22, 2017 at 7:52 AM

Radio carbon dating is not an exact science. For the Christians every day is as 1000 yrs to the lord. To the non believer science is not perfect. Scientists make ridiculous and flat out wrong observations all the time.

Myrna Tabucol's fb said... August 23, 2017 at 11:59 PM

Fucking idiots arguing about the earth's age wtf idiots no one can tell how old this shit ok science? dude fucking humans not born yet when this shit appeared from fcking no where

Edward Walters said... August 30, 2017 at 8:16 PM

My god I've forgotten how stupid people can be on these forums. The hypocrisy and irony here is just mind boggling. Myrna - science is clever enough to be able to age things that existed before we did because clues are left behind.

How you can bring MH370 into this argument just beggars belief. No, we didn't find Madeleine either, why? Because the evidence is lacking. Which it isn't elsewhere. Such as with evolution and the age of the Earth. Just wake up god dammit.

As for science and the Bible, they do not agree. And may I point my out that when the two collide, science always wins.

People believe the world is 6-10 thousand years old because of how the chapters of the bible are written and ordered and it's added up in some way.