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'Tom Cruise size' bug ruled the seas 460 million years ago

Sep 01, 2015    

Washington: Earth's first big predatory monster was a weird water bug as big as Tom Cruise, newly found fossils show.Almost half a billion years ago, way before the dinosaurs roamed, Earth's dominant large predator was a sea scorpion that grew to 5 feet 7 inches (170 centimeters), with a dozen claw arms sprouting from its head and a spike tail, according to a new study.Scientists found signs of these new monsters of the prehistoric deep in Iowa, of all places.Geologists at the Iowa Geological Survey found 150 pieces of fossils about 60 feet (18 meters) under the Upper Iowa River, part of which...

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