Historically, mapmaking was a fairly imprecise task . . .to fill blank areas on the maps, mapmakers used to include textual/graphic warnings of the dangers of going into uncharted territory. Such warnings took the form of sea serpents, dragons,  mythical and, sometimes, even real creatures. The actual line "Here There Be Dragons" has been found only once, on the 16th-century Lenox Globe — but is too cool to give up.

Historically, mapmaking was a fairly imprecise task . . .to fill blank areas on the maps, mapmakers used to include textual/graphic warnings of the dangers of going into uncharted territory. Such warnings took the form of sea serpents, dragons, mythical and, sometimes, even real creatures. The actual line "Here There Be Dragons" has been found only once, on the 16th-century Lenox Globe — but is too cool to give up.

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Washed up: Margaret Flippence, 55, was walking on the Scottish beach with her husband Nick when she found this unknown creature's skeleton

Washed up: Margaret Flippence, 55, was walking on the Scottish beach with her husband Nick when she found this unknown creature's skeleton

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The frill shark has a large mouth with 25 rows of 300 sharp teeth, six pairs of fringed gill slits, and a long, eel-like body that can grow up to 6 feet long. It's referred to as a "living fossil" because it's a member of one of the oldest living shark species.

The frill shark has a large mouth with 25 rows of 300 sharp teeth, six pairs of fringed gill slits, and a long, eel-like body that can grow up to 6 feet long. It's referred to as a "living fossil" because it's a member of one of the oldest living shark species.

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Weird Sea Creatures Hatchetfish Like from that center of the earth movie...

Weird Sea Creatures Hatchetfish Like from that center of the earth movie...

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Cthulhu in the mist by NathanRosario on deviantART | On a foggy morning two people come across a giant statue of Cthulhu.

Cthulhu in the mist by NathanRosario on deviantART | On a foggy morning two people come across a giant statue of Cthulhu.

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