When I was a kid I used to love dinosaurs. I suspect many boy-kids do. My 11-year-old nephew does today.
At some point I suppose my interest changed from being active and became something a little more passive, so now, while I rarely go out of my way to read about dinosaurs or watch any of those frankly dodgy Walking With... type shows, I do love stumbling upon a piece of dino news.
So how about this? Norwegian scientists have found what they are describing as a "treasure trove" of fossils from prehistoric sea monsters (you know, the kind of thing that devout Christians would have us believe never existed...)
Of the island where the remains were found, one of the group says: "You can't walk for more than 100 metres [330 ft] without finding a skeleton. That's amazing anywhere in the world." How cool is that?
He added: "Everything we're finding is articulated. It's not single bones here and there, and bits and pieces - these are complete skeletons."
According to the BBC News story, "the researchers even found evidence of an attack on one of the creatures. An ichthyosaur tooth is embedded in a neck vertebra from one plesiosaur belonging to the genus Kimmerosaurus."
I, for one, am looking forward to seeing pictures of this lot.