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Re: Dakota the Dinosaur Mummy
Eight big-assed hadrosaurs . . .
And a little old tyrannosaur so lively and quick...
----- Original Message -----
From: "franklin e. bliss" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2007 7:23 PM
Subject: Dakota the Dinosaur Mummy
> Delurking for a moment.
> None of the posted links seem to work for me so speaking from only the
> posts so far......
> Notable indeed!
> How does a "big ass" translate into the animal moved more quickly?
> Besides, filling a skin capsule could be with fat or fat marbling
> muscle instead of pure muscle. Iguanas et al use their hind ends/
> tails to store fat for instance. I ask, is there a likely possibility
> other than the obvious inverse relationship that one would expect
> (that adding mass decreases speed)? Having a "big ass" certainly
> could lower the center of gravity but that doesn't make a Ferrari out
> of a LandCruiser. The biggest horses are not the fastest ones by any
> means. That is why the Clydesdales pull beer wagons and don't go out
> jogging at the race track every day. I'll place my wager on the T-rex
> (assuming they were hunters and not just overgrown vultures) against
> the "fat ass" (ed) hadrosaur any day and take odds on the bet.
> Frank (Rooster) Bliss
> MS Biostratigraphy
> Weston, Wyoming
> On Dec 2, 2007, at 1:38 PM, MKIRKALDY@aol.com wrote:
> > In a message dated 12/2/2007 3:16:07 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> > firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
> > .
> > html
> > Notable quote:
> > "Based on the dimensions of Dakota’s skin capsule, paleontologists
> > have
> > calculated that the duckbill’s 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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