One of the world's largest set of shark jaws comprised of about 180 fossil teeth from the prehistoric species, Carcharocles megalodon, which grew to the size of a school bus, is displayed at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino (Photo by Ethan…
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South Florida's veteran commuters are used to every manner of savage monster on that asphalt river of chaos we know and loathe as Interstate 95.
But not since the state was covered by a prehistoric sea has such a monster (it even dwarfs your bulkiest SUV) been seen here. It's a giant megalodon shark, with a gaping mouth capable of swallowing a VW whole.
From 8 to 8:30 a.m., Friday, borne on an oversized flatbed truck, it traversed I-95's southbound lanes from Deerfield Beach to Broward Boulevard, to the Museum of Discovery and Science at 401 SW Second St.
The megalodon, at 40 to 100 feet the largest predatory marine creature ever to exist, is known for its 7-inch teeth, from which it gets its name, "giant teeth." It once feasted on whales. Now it's destined for a museum exhibit hall.
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