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Black and white photograph of a preserved spec...

Black and white photograph of a preserved specimen of Scutisorex somereni, a relative of the newcomer. We just call her Freya. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

And from the corner of “that’s amazing trivia,” scientists have found a new species of shrew with incredible strength.

Dubbed Thor’s hero shrew after the brawny god of strength in Norse mythology, Scutisorex thori is one of the most bizarre animals on Earth thanks to its supertough, interlocking spine, according to Bill Stanley, the director of collections and a zoologist at Chicago’s Field Museum, who helped identify the creature.

Read all about it:

Hero Shrew Found, One of “Most Bizarre Animals on Earth” – News Watch.

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