Author Topic: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?  (Read 1493 times)

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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

yeah, we are endurance predators, our stamina is actually kind of terrifying.

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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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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.

Allll those cold-blooded birds flying around outside. SO many of them. Cold-blooded birds.


Zerohedge-san here gotta be trolling.

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Holy shit, I missed that.  What the actual fuck.

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This is one of my favorite species of cold-blooded birds:

Im guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk, Charles Wick said. It was very complicated.


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The only cold-blooded birds we really have around here, though, are these guys:

Im guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk, Charles Wick said. It was very complicated.


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Those cold-blooded birds are so frickin' pretty! 

Here's one that we have:

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no one has posted a picture of Roger yet?

For shame
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I love this kind of cold-blooded birds:

Im guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk, Charles Wick said. It was very complicated.


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It's so happy!

Check out THIS cold-blooded bird!

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It's so happy!

Check out THIS cold-blooded bird!



That is a very pretty bird! Do you guys remember when I had that asshole cold blooded bird, Merciful?


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That had to have been before I joined, because I don't remember you ever having a bird, but it's gorgeous.

I saw the most adorable cold-blooded bird picture:

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That had to have been before I joined, because I don't remember you ever having a bird, but it's gorgeous.

I saw the most adorable cold-blooded bird picture:



Awwww that is probably the cutest cold-blooded bird ever!
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