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09 December 2009 @ 07:22 pm
Holy Hopping Hadrosaurs Batman  
A University of Manchester Press Release in which B. demonstrates that Hadrosaurs moved fastest by hopping like a kangaroo, but would probably have injured themselves doing so. He would be the first to point out that the results come with a lot of caveats, small sample size being one.

This is unlikely to be as big as T. Rex chasing down and eating David Beckham story, but he's been contacted by both the Manchester Evening News and the Telegraph.
 
 
 
joereavesjoereaves on December 9th, 2009 07:31 pm (UTC)
Hopping dinosaurs ftw! :D
louisedennis: dinosaurlouisedennis on December 10th, 2009 10:33 am (UTC)
Indeed. It was very exciting when they started to hop! B. was most surprised.
lukadreaming: Ryan shoutinglukadreaming on December 9th, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
I bet they'll have more media enquiries -- it's a good story! I like the dinosaur dressage *g*.
louisedennis: dinosaurlouisedennis on December 10th, 2009 10:34 am (UTC)
They don't have such a good Press officer any more, but it's also a much lower key journal so it won't have garnered as much interest.
telperion_15: Triceratops eektelperion_15 on December 9th, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
So cool! Also, I'm so going to have to find a way to use Holy Hopping Hadrosaurs in conversation... ;)
rodlox: snerkrodlox on December 9th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
Holy Hopping Hadrosaurs Batman
;)
louisedennis: dinosaurlouisedennis on December 10th, 2009 10:34 am (UTC)
I've been waiting my moment to do so for months!
rodlox: going to hugrodlox on December 9th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
Congratulations to B.!

> Hadrosaurs moved fastest by hopping like a kangaroo, but would probably have injured themselves doing so
this would probably result in tyrannosaurids having fantasies of fast-fleeing hadrosaurs: in fleeing, they make themselves better meals.

>This is unlikely to be as big as T. Rex chasing down and eating David Beckham story, but he's been contacted by both the Manchester Evening News and the Telegraph.
why the f are they talking to Beckham? they should be talking to B.!
louisedennis: dinosaurlouisedennis on December 10th, 2009 10:36 am (UTC)
They weren't talking to Beckham - the T. Rex was chasing him down and eating him. It was when B.'s figures showed that T. Rex could run slightly faster than a professional footballer and his Press Officer then made a T. Rex faster than Becks joke...
Kargicq: Neuromancerkargicq on December 10th, 2009 08:47 am (UTC)
Well done! And, I must say -- ten out of ten to Paleontologica Electronica for coolest journal title. - N.
louisedennis: acadenialouisedennis on December 10th, 2009 10:37 am (UTC)
Zoology journals tend to go in for these latin sounding titles, I've noticed.

B. is also on the Editorial board for Folio Primatologia, which isn't as good admittedly, but clearly springs from the same stock.
(Anonymous) on December 11th, 2009 09:03 am (UTC)
It must be all those Latin species names they have to sprinkle their paper with - must get them in a classical mood. - N.