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    The 11 Million-Year-Old Whale Fossils You Can 3D-Print at Home

    The Pan-American Highway stretches from Alaska all the way down to Argentina.

    More than 30,000 miles of roads, save for a brief break for the rainforest in southern Panama, flow along the western side of the Americas in a vast, twisting scribble through mountains, desert, jungle and plains.

    It's only natural that a secret pops up along its path every once and a while.

    In 2010, construction workers in Chile uncovered a vast collection of whale fossils near the side of the highway. Locals quickly named the 300-yard field of bones Cerro Ballena ("Whale Hill" in Spanish). Exciting as the discovery was, road planners needed to build over the site to meet their deadline.

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