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Re: Muddy feet, or not? (JOKE)
Just thought I'd add my info on similar trackways and eggs.
I too have found such _T. rex_ tracks. However, my investigations have
yielded about 30+ excess pounds (just look at my pictures on Mickey Rowe's
page entitled "Crazed Brit Invades Philadelphia" - ref: his message 'more
pictures of listmembers') - and no proof of their existance, due to the
disappearance of the chocolate matrix within several hours of its discovery.
I do have a egg where chocolate has replaced the shell as well -
apparently containing several embryonic sauropods. (Apparently, a
multi-birth brought on by fertility plants being consumed by its mother). I
have been keeping this in the back of a refrigerator (my mother's) for safe
keeping - as I don't trust myself not to devour it. Locals who wish to
examine it, please contact me....
Allan Edels (munch, munch, munch.....)
From: Bill Adlam <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tuesday, May 12, 1998 11:49 AM
Subject: Re: Muddy feet, or not? (JOKE)
>I recently purchased part of a tyrannosaurid trackway, identified as T.
>(Further specimens are on sale, but per the list's charter I shall not name
>source.) The tracks were clearly left by a juvenile, perhaps a hatchling,
>each print was only 35mm long and 30mm wide. Three toes were clearly
>out and seem to be pointed, almost triangular.
>No distinct claw traces are visible, but there is a small impression behind
>each footprint presumably corresponding to the retroverted digit IV. (It
>IV, isn't it?) This is included in the length quoted above.
>A particularly unusual property of this ichnofossil is the matrix itself.
>Although it has of course hardened considerably over the 70 million years
>since the tracks were made, its chemical composition seems to be largely
>unchanged. This particular trackway was left not in wet clay, but in
>A sample of the material was subjected to a battery of bioassays, which
>confirmed that the principal ingredients were milk and cocoa, but suggested
>that further testing would be desirable.
>The fortuitous preservation of this fossil throws a fascinating insight
>North American Cretaceous ecology. It is likely that insects were
>sun-melted chocolate, but became trapped in the sticky surface (none were
>in this specimen, however). The juvenile tyrannosaur may have been in
>of insects, but it might equally have been accompanying one or more adults
>hunting sweet-toothed ceratopians.
>I also have a Brachiosaurus egg, which is similar in shape to a Gallus egg,
>is approximately 150mm long by 100mm across. The effects of heat and
>and exposure to circulating chemicals for millions of years have led to a
>process of molecule-by molecule replacement of the original shell by a
>of milk and white chocolate.
>If you have any enquiries concerning these and similar specimens, I will be
>happy to investigate further.
> All the best,