On This Day in Weird, April 16...
1976: A schoolboy from Helston, Cornwall, sees and photographs a "weird animal with two humps and a long neck like a snake" swimming upriver between Toll Point and Gew. He further describes it as "'slimy, black and about twenty-five feet long."
1993: Alexandr Mikhailovych Kondratov, Russian linguist, biologist, and first author of a Russian monograph about dinosaurs surviving into modern times, dies in St. Petersburg.
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