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Offline josephpalazzo

'Biggest dinosaur ever' discovered
« on: May 17, 2014, 03:10:19 PM »
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By measuring the length and circumference of the largest femur (thigh bone), they calculated the animal weighed 77 tonnes.

"Given the size of these bones, which surpass any of the previously known giant animals, the new dinosaur is the largest animal known that walked on Earth," the researchers told BBC News.

"Its length, from its head to the tip of its tail, was 40m.

"Standing with its neck up, it was about 20m high - equal to a seven-storey building."

Re: 'Biggest dinosaur ever' discovered
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2014, 04:26:44 PM »
Is it dead?
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Offline AllPurposeAtheist

Re: 'Biggest dinosaur ever' discovered
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2014, 05:09:18 PM »
Call out the army! (In Japanese on a 1 second delay dubbed over with English) ^ I'm guessing it's you know who. ^ *cough cough*
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Re: 'Biggest dinosaur ever' discovered
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2014, 07:22:58 PM »
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Call out the army! (In Japanese on a 1 second delay dubbed over with English) ^ I'm guessing it's you know who. ^ *cough cough*
I have an alibi.

And anyway
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Offline Mandingo

Re: 'Biggest dinosaur ever' discovered
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2014, 07:26:38 PM »
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By measuring the length and circumference of the largest femur (thigh bone), they calculated the animal weighed 77 tonnes.

That makes it less than half the volume/weight of the blue finn whale – 150 to 200 tonnes. The largest animal that ever lived. Which still lives today. Even if barely.

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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2014, 09:15:16 PM »
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That makes it less than half the volume/weight of the blue finn whale – 150 to 200 tonnes. The largest animal that ever lived. Which still lives today. Even if barely.
They probably should have said "land animal".
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Offline aitm

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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2014, 10:38:26 PM »
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is the largest animal known that walked on Earth,

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Offline AllPurposeAtheist

Re: 'Biggest dinosaur ever' discovered
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2014, 11:15:51 PM »
You see, this is why we have offspring who lose teeth so the tooth fairy can grind them up to manufacture dinosaur bones. This one took several generations of kids. :snooty:
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Offline SGOS

Re: 'Biggest dinosaur ever' discovered
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2014, 05:42:46 AM »
Yeah, but where's the missing link?

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« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2014, 06:50:28 AM »
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Yeah, but where's the missing link?
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Re: 'Biggest dinosaur ever' discovered
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2014, 09:54:20 PM »
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Re: 'Biggest dinosaur ever' discovered
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2014, 10:34:08 AM »
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Just another skeleton god buried to test our faith.
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Re: 'Biggest dinosaur ever' discovered
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2014, 10:46:26 AM »
I sent the link to my fundie cousins. Two of them will be adding that 'tube to their home schooling. I guess any future family reunions will have to be at McDonalds.
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