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Re: cf. Giraffatitan tracks reported
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From: "Jaime A. Headden" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2002 5:04 AM
> David Marjanovic (email@example.com) wrote:
> <Should be about 131.8 t/m². Wow. Though some say 12.5 t was the weight of
> an entire Giraffatitan... [...]>
(Because some confusion has arisen... I mean metric ton[ne]s.)
> The amount of pressure exerted by the foot is not the same as the value
> of the mass of an animal or its weight. For instance, a landing from a
> jump produces several hundreds of pounds of pressure per square inch in a
> 145lb human such as myself, and this increased with height of the leap.
Sure, sure. But I'm pretty certain sauropods didn't jump, at least this one
didn't, and the differences seem a bit big to me for normal walking.
> We should all learn to walk soft, walk small, see the world around us
rather than zoom by it.
Sauropods have learnt this and were perfect at it. Size does matter! :-)