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Re: Refurbished Berlin Brachiosaurus Mount

Colin McHenry writes:
 > > By the way, I find it hard to think of many extant critters that can't
 > > elevate their necks more than one sixth of shoulder height above the
 > > shoulder.
 > That's other than 6,000,000,000 *Homo sapiens*, right? :-)

We don't count.  We're weird.


Actually, my claim was bobbins.  There are plenty of familiar animals
with necks just too short to raise them much more than a sixth of
shoulder height: dogs and cats are obvious examples.  What I should
have said is "hard to think of many extant _herbivores_".

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