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How to fossilize...yourself - Phoebe A. Cohen


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You can aspire to great things in life, but how about in death? Could you be one of the world’s greatest fossils many years from now? To ensure being found by a future paleontologist, you'll need to die in a highly specific way (think within tree sap or on the bottom of the ocean floor), and nature takes care of the rest. Phoebe A. Cohen details the steps your body must take to find future fame as a fossil.

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  • Educator Phoebe A. Cohen
  • Animator Anton Bogaty
  • Narrator Joshua Holden

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