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Re: T.rex and elephants (joke)
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:
> > I've seen a clip from the movie "George of the jungle" and
> >it clearly shows an elephant running. You're not about to suggest
> >that movies are ever less than scientificly accurate are you?
> Actually, though, you DIDN'T see it running. In biomechanics, a "run" is a
> gait in which all four feet are simultaneously off the ground. Elephants
> don't do that. They do, however, have a very fast paced walk called an
> "amble", and can cover a whole lot of ground in a short amount of time.
> (And, since distance/time = speed, they can amble faster than a lot of
> animals can run).
> Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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Actually, though, it was made to run using computer animation.
I think the joke has somewhat lost its lustre now. Such a waste