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Watch out Bilbo! That’s no Lord of the Eagles!

December 14, 2010 at 12:11 pm by Celeborn  - 

File this under weird science news of the day. As many of you know, the larger than life Eagles in Tolkien’s Middle-earth, tend to be a bit more noble-hearted than the birds mentioned in this real-life story. As we learned in 2003, hobbit sized humanoid fossils were found in the Liang Bua cave on the Indonesian island of Flores. News reaches us recently that these poor Hobbit-like humans may have been hunted by extremely large, stork-like birds. Birds that stood nearly 6 feet tall!! Let’s just say, this reporter is happy those birds are not around today. To read the full story, check out LiveScience.com. [Read More]

Posted in Fans, Lord of the Rings, Miscellaneous, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien on December 14, 2010 by Source: LiveScience.com Watch out Bilbo! That’s no Lord of the Eagles! | Discuss