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By studying the fossilized remains of an ancient great bird, scientists have found what is believed to be the largest flying bird ever discovered, according to research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Weighing in at 150 pounds or more, the all-time biggest bird couldn't just hop into the air and fly away, researchers say.
Thunderbird is a Native American legend sometimes associated with storms. Several sightings of this creature correlate with storms in the corresponding area. Some researchers describe a Thunderbird as being lizard-like similar to the extinct Pteranodon. Fossils of large birds (teratorns) having a wingspan of 12 to 18 feet were around with early man, and the Thunderbird legend may have derived from them. In April 1890, two cowboys claimed to have killed a giant bird-like creature with a...