This ain’t your mother’s field trip.
Nine-year-old Shoki Tanaka unearthed a 110-million-year-old dinosaur tooth while on a field trip to the Museum of Nature and Human Activities in Hyogo, Japan. The fossil is thought to have belonged to an armored herbivorous dinosaur from the early Cretaceous period. New Scientist reports, “the tooth’s jaggy rims and worn tip suggest it fell from the dinosaur while it was still alive.”
Tanaka is among the youngest people to find a dinosaur remnant. His fossil is one of the oldest teeth documented to date.
Sadly, there was no quote from Tanaka—but he’s just scored bragging rights for life.