for National Geographic News
You need some serious luck to find a 53-million-year-old rabbit's foot.
As it happens, Kenneth Rose was so fortunate—but it took him a few years to realize it.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine anatomy professor unearthed curious bones in India several years ago.
He suspected they were important but could not identify them. So he stored them in a drawer until serendipity struck in spring 2007.
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