This is only a mystery if you let it be one.
While working on a highway-widening project in the middle of South America’s Atacama Desert, Chilean workers unearthed an eerie scene that had no business being more than a kilometer away from the ocean: a mass fossil graveyard containing more than 75 ancient whales, reports MSNBC.
…Well, that was interesting: I was trying to get a link to that Far Side cartoon where a fish was given Styrofoam shoes and sent to sleep with the humans, only I ended up on TV Tropes somehow. Yeah, yeah, I knew that it was a mistake, going in. But you know how it goes. You think that you can just go in, get what you need, and then leave. Never works, but you still think that.