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Re: Supersonic sauropod tails at SVP

So similar, in fact, that I thought it was the same rig, at first.

--Mike H

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> On Oct 19, 2015, at 8:29 AM, David Krentz <ddkrentz@charter.net> wrote:
> This sounds a lot like the “test” that we performed on the show Dinosaur 
> Revolution from a few years ago.
> D
>> On Oct 16, 2015, at 4:20 PM, quailspg@frii.com wrote:
>> Mary Kirkaldy wrote:
>>> Nathan presented the paper (and demonstrated it with a bullwhip) back
>>> in 1998.   (I was at the DinoFest 1998 in Phila. PA where he
>>> demonstrated it).
>>> As the article describes, this is an attempt to build a physical model
>>> (albeit at 25% of full size) of the tail to show that the actual
>>> motion of the tail could create the supersonic crack - and not damage
>>> the sauropod tail (at least not much).
>>> Not exactly old news - instead a revamped effort to display the
>>> possibilities.
>> Back when this was first being discussed, I could only picture the
>> vertebrae exploding off the end of the tail in the final micro-second.
>> Isn't the addition of a "popper" -- a long section of dead skin or other
>> flexible tissue -- new to the hypothesis?
>> Here's a link to a slo-mo video of a bullwhip cracking, to help you
>> visualize.
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lslnR5ld8BY
>> -- Donna Braginetz