newjerseykeepmybones-deactivate asked: Is the megapirahna a real thing? I assumed it was only a campy SyFy film species.

Apparently it’s real! Though I would have never wanted to have met one:

Ortí scaled up from the black piranha and used fossil measurements to estimate the bite force of the now extinct megapirhana (Megapiranha paranensis). The deadly (but dead) predator could have put up to 4749 Newtons into a bite. That’s more than enough to shred flesh and crush bone.

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  1. houseoforange said: OMG.
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