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The world seems to have finally discovered terror birds, the sometimes gigantic, extinct, flightless predatory birds thatAndalgalornis roamed South American landscapes for much of the last 60 million years. Of course we’ve known about them for more than a century, and they’ve often made it into the “dinosaurs and animals of the past” genre of books, but terror birds never seemed to break through to the big time. But terror birds must have hired an agent, because they’re downright hot. The “Big Three” US television cable networks that run science documentaries—the National Geographic, Discovery, and History Channels—all ran terror bird shows.

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