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Re: Jurassic Park 4 Script Review
On Wednesday, August 18, 2004, at 05:36 PM, Ken Carpenter wrote:
That depends on from how high up the little raptor starts it's strike.
A penny doesn't weight much, but if you drop it from the 8th floor, the
it's weight'll get magnified quite a bit by the time it reaches it's
target. Also depends on the skin thickness of the victim.
Actually, there is a lot of doubt about that by dinosaur
paleontologist. It is a topic discussed in a new BBC dinosaur program
currently under development. Although we do not have the keratinous
sheath, the overall morphology indicates a lack of "razor-sharp" edge.
The report of cassowaries disemboweling the prey (cited by Ostrom) is
not due to a slashing of the claw, but the ripping effect of the
bird's mass behind the claw. Little Velociraptor had little mass for a
Speaking of BBC, who knows when I can catch Sea Monsters? And this
program you're talking about?
Also, where can I see a picture of the cassowaries' toe claws?