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Re: Dakota the Dinosaur Mummy



In a message dated 12/2/2007 3:16:07 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
jeff@jeffhecht.com writes:
<I suspect this is an embargo break of a story  the National Geographic 
Society has embargoed until closer to the time the  television show airs. News 
Agencies may distribute the news earlier, but papers  are supposed to honor the 
embargoes. >

Possibly--there's more of the story on the National Geographic  website:
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/dinosaurs/scanning-a-dino-mummy.
html

Notable  quote:
"Based on the dimensions of Dakotaâs skin capsule, paleontologists  have 
calculated that the duckbillâs posterior was 25 percent more massive than  
expected. Manning puts it a bit crudely: 'This animal had a big ass.' "
 
Mary



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