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Strange Object On Riverbank Goes Viral (Video)

An Argentinian farmer discovered a strange, massive object on his farm -- and it turned out to be older than he ever could have imagined (video below).

The farmer, Jose Antonio Nievas, discovered a large stone-like object along a riverbank on his farm and decided to try and move it. Once he realized that the object weighed 2 tons, Nievas decided to leave it where it was.

Upon further research, the object was determined to be a glyptodon, which is a giant armored mammal about as big as a VW Beetle, AWM America reported. It was ultimately discovered that the fossil was at least 7,000 years old.

The incredible find quickly went viral, with many speculating on what it might be prior to reading the story.

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Sources: AWM America, Newsiosity/Facebook / Photo credit: AWM America