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Re: Penguins And Rexes
A few years ago, I witnessed a 4 or 5 year old boy kick Big Bird in the
crotch while Big Bird was doing a shopping mall appearance. The kid then
pushed the plumed patriarch of PBS to the floor. Big Bird needed
assistance to stand up after the attack. I'm not sure if the problem was
as a result of the scrotal assult or because the mass distribution of Big
Bird prevented him from standing up.
<pb> (trying to avoid heat stroke in eastern MT)
On Fri, 12 Aug 2005 08:39:04 -0400 "Thomas R. Holtz, Jr."
> > From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
> Behalf Of
> > Richard W. Travsky
> > > repeated snout infection (which could be from feeding or
> > > injuries too) or a very fortuitous trace fossil set.
> > > concept though. Perhaps they used what ever works much like us
> in a bad
> > > balance situation.
> > Anyone with a rex simulation handy?
> Kent Stevens.
> This was, indeed, his Black Hills presentation!
> Stevens, K.A., E.D. Wills, P.L. Larson & A. Anderson. 2005. Rex,
> sit: modeling tyrannosaurid postures. (second title: Making a
> Scanned Stan Stand). "100 Years of Tyrannosaurus rex" A symposium.
> Kent and his colleagues used a scan of Stan in DinoMorph, and showed
> several alternative models of how it could rise. There aren't
> any real problems, and there are a number of solutions.
> Why people don't ask the questions "could bigass titanosaurs lie on
> their sides?" or "what happens when a Brachiosaurus trips?" I
> don't know.
> Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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