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Re: top 7 dinosaurs you could take in a fight



yes, you cannot stab with a bat, but have more reach. Would you
consider yourself at advantage fighting with a knife a guy with a bate
(supposing equality of strenght and nimbleness)?

2009/3/9 Mike Taylor <mike@indexdata.com>:
> Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. writes:
>  > > From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]
>  > > On Behalf Of Mike Taylor
>  > >
>  > >  > Particularly because with a baseball bat (or heavier
>  > > weapon) I  > think I could take down Masiakasaurus, contra
>  > > the last comment.
>  > >
>  > > Really?  At about 2m long, I think that would be pretty
>  > > similar to trying to take out a mountain-lion with a baseball
>  > > bat.  I'm sure Chuck Norris could do it, but for myself I
>  > > wouldn't be confident.
>  >
>  > 2 m long, but more than half of that is tail and a quarter of the
>  > remaining bit is neck. So the operational part of it is bigger than
>  > a turkey, but not much (bustard-sized).
>
> Hmm, OK, maybe more like a lynx than a mountain-lion.
>
> Good luck with that :-)
>
> Augusto Haro writes:
>  > Well, from where I am from, it is not unusual to hear of people
>  > killing pumas with knives. I heard of an 70 year old woman which
>  > killed a reportedly ca. 45 kg. puma with a small knife, only helped
>  > by a small dog. She might have been pretty lucky, but she reminded
>  > the incident as not surprising and considered it was necessary to
>  > kill the puma (with such scarce weaponry!!) as the cat killed some
>  > goats of her.
>
> No fair!  You don't get a knife, only a baseball bat!
>
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