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If you are afraid of insects, this might be difficult reading. fossil found on beach in England shows that biggest bug that ever lived was the size of small car. The fossil is of giant millipede. This monster creature could have had hundreds of legs. Although name "millipede" means "one thousand legs" in Latin, few species actually have 1,000 feet. There is one species that can have 1,300 legs. fossil hunters in England said what they found is "definitely the biggest bug that ever lived". They said millipede was around 2.7 metres long and weighed over 50kg. This would have been scary sight. It would need huge amount of insect spray to keep it away.

scientists found fossil by chance. lecturer at University of Cambridge's department of earth sciences said they found rock on the beach. It had recently fallen from a cliff. He said: "It was complete fluke of discovery. It was an incredibly exciting find." He explained that fossil dates back over 326 million years. This was 100 million years before Age of Dinosaurs. The researchers believe that the millipede had high-nutrient diet because it was so huge. They said: "While we can't know for sure what they ate, there were plenty of nutritious nuts and seeds the time." They may also have eaten frogs and lizards, but not humans (or any of our ancient ancestors).

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