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Re: A new 'dinosaur' Obamadon, or otherwise a case in moronic news reporting
It's no joke - here is the corresponding passage from Appendix 1 of
Longrich and colleagues' new paper:
"POLYGLYPHANODONTIA INCERTAE SEDIS
Obamadon new genus
Etymology. The genus name refers to Barack Hussein Obama and odon
(Greek) = tooth, in reference to the tall, straight teeth, and the
manner in which Mr. Obama has acted as a role model of good oral hygiene
for the world.
Diagnosis. As for the type and only species.
Type species. Obamadon gracilis."
Longrich N.R., Bhart-Anjan S.B. & Gauthier J.A. In press. Mass
extinction of lizards and snakes at the Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Other information relative to Longrich and colleagues' name:
Le 16/12/2012 20:38, Paul P a écrit :
Is this a joke? I can't tell. There are a lot of stupid
jokes around, so i assume it is. But i don't get it.
--- On Sun, 12/16/12, Jay <email@example.com> wrote:
From: Jay <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: A new 'dinosaur' Obamadon, or otherwise a case in moronic news
To: "DML" <email@example.com>
Date: Sunday, December 16, 2012, 4:13 AM
It's also depressing to do a Google search for Obamadon and
see so many references to dinosaurs in other stories
"As a Professor of Science, I assure you we did in fact evolve from
filthy monkey men." Hubert J. Farnworth.