Author Topic: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?  (Read 1453 times)

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It's true, watched it happen in my own yard.

Dogs that aren't quite fast enough to catch a jack rabbit but can run deer to their death are outclassed in both events (sprint and distance) by a fucking bird.

And we thought they were only masters of flight.

Kinda makes you wonder what a strange and mysterious world populated by dinosaurs was like for emerging mammals.

How did we ever make it this far?

WE are SUPER RATS!

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Have you ever considered taking some classes, maybe at a community college? It's really very rewarding.
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I fear it would get lost if it tried to leave the basement. Certainly the house without parental guidance.

Have you considered asking people for help with education? Nigel said something about community college. If you need me to translate more of her nonsense let me know. She has no arms you see. People did rig up a variety of prosthetic "things" lmno found at the gay bar to her and she just pokes a keyboard until a post occurs. You get used to translating it after a while but I doubt you speak "go fuck yourself."
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I fear it would get lost if it tried to leave the basement. Certainly the house without parental guidance.

Have you considered asking people for help with education? Nigel said something about community college. If you need me to translate more of her nonsense let me know. She has no arms you see. People did rig up a variety of prosthetic "things" lmno found at the gay bar to her and she just pokes a keyboard until a post occurs. You get used to translating it after a while but I doubt you speak "go fuck yourself."

since you asked:

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Emus can run at speeds of up to 50 km per hour. They also have the unusual ability of being able to do a quick 180-degree turn at almost top speed, a feat unmatched by other animals.

They can also scale a barbed wire fence at nearly full speed.

But I never would have guessed they could keep that dance going for 45 minutes until the dogs were too spent to maintain pursuit.

It's just a damned good thing for us that insects aren't as big as emus, and that very few birds are. We wouldn't stand a chance in hell in the Cretaceous period.

Global warming scares the shit outta me!

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I asked if you've considered getting assistance with your lack of education.

You really do need help with reading comprehension. Though it does explain the zerohedge obsession.
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It's just a damned good thing for us that insects aren't as big as emus, and that very few birds are. We wouldn't stand a chance in hell in the Cretaceous period.
Jesus Christ, it's only by sheer luck that badgers aren't the size of blue whales; imagine the scale of their dens, undermining cities and incorporating our subways into their enormous subterranean underworlds. Why, if horses were the size of ants, wouldn't they be easy to lose? Imagine an eagle with the head of a tiger. Really puts humanity into perspective, doesn't it?

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Imagine the size of this guy's yard. 45 minutes!?
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It's just a damned good thing for us that insects aren't as big as emus, and that very few birds are. We wouldn't stand a chance in hell in the Cretaceous period.
Jesus Christ, it's only by sheer luck that badgers aren't the size of blue whales; imagine the scale of their dens, undermining cities and incorporating our subways into their enormous subterranean underworlds. Why, if horses were the size of ants, wouldn't they be easy to lose? Imagine an eagle with the head of a tiger. Really puts humanity into perspective, doesn't it?

This might explain the cave systems under and around the mountain.  Thank God I have a speargun, I am totally not mentally prepared for giant Goddamn badgers.
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Kinda makes you wonder what a strange and mysterious world populated by dinosaurs was like for emerging mammals.

I'm gonna say banal, because for them it wasn't several million years removed from them.
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Kinda makes you wonder what a strange and mysterious world populated by dinosaurs was like for emerging mammals.

I'm gonna say banal, because for them it wasn't several million years removed from them.


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I get what the OP's saying though. But the impressiveness is largely an artifact of civilization. Apparently a human can keep up a brisk pace for a very long time if civilization hasn't made them fat. I read (take this with a grain of salt however as I can no longer recall the source. Also I've summarized this kind of badly.) somewhere that early human hunters relied a lot on the trick of just following an animal continually until it was too tired to keep outrunning them
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It's just a damned good thing for us that insects aren't as big as emus, and that very few birds are. We wouldn't stand a chance in hell in the Cretaceous period.
Jesus Christ, it's only by sheer luck that badgers aren't the size of blue whales; imagine the scale of their dens, undermining cities and incorporating our subways into their enormous subterranean underworlds. Why, if horses were the size of ants, wouldn't they be easy to lose? Imagine an eagle with the head of a tiger. Really puts humanity into perspective, doesn't it?

sheer luck or temperature? If you drop a rat and a snake into an aquarium the survival rate of each is largely a function of temperature.

Likewise the giganticism of cold blooded dinos may well be a function of temperature. And or course the recent dominance of warm blooded mammals is largely a function of temperature too.

I consider global warming an innocuous threat, far more upsides than downsides.

But among the unknowables is what impact 5 degrees may have on the proliferation and speed of insects. Or cold blooded birds. I kinda worry that even 5 degrees may tip the scale in favor of our cold blooded cousins. When I worry about GW anyway.

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It's just a damned good thing for us that insects aren't as big as emus, and that very few birds are. We wouldn't stand a chance in hell in the Cretaceous period.
Jesus Christ, it's only by sheer luck that badgers aren't the size of blue whales; imagine the scale of their dens, undermining cities and incorporating our subways into their enormous subterranean underworlds. Why, if horses were the size of ants, wouldn't they be easy to lose? Imagine an eagle with the head of a tiger. Really puts humanity into perspective, doesn't it?

sheer luck or temperature? If you drop a rat and a snake into an aquarium the survival rate of each is largely a function of temperature.

Likewise the giganticism of cold blooded dinos may well be a function of temperature. And or course the recent dominance of warm blooded mammals is largely a function of temperature too.

I consider global warming an innocuous threat, far more upsides than downsides.

But among the unknowables is what impact 5 degrees may have on the proliferation and speed of insects. Or cold blooded birds. I kinda worry that even 5 degrees may tip the scale in favor of our cold blooded cousins. When I worry about GW anyway.

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Finally, the missing component of Hollow Earth theory: giant badgers. Possibly giant lava badgers.