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Principia Discordia => Apple Talk => Topic started by: babyjesus on July 06, 2016, 06:29:15 pm

Title: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?
Post by: babyjesus on July 06, 2016, 06:29:15 pm
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!
Title: Re: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on July 06, 2016, 07:06:31 pm
Have you ever considered taking some classes, maybe at a community college? It's really very rewarding.
Title: Re: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?
Post by: Junkenstein on July 06, 2016, 08:18:33 pm
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."
Title: Re: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?
Post by: babyjesus on July 07, 2016, 04:12:55 pm
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:

Quote
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!
Title: Re: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?
Post by: Junkenstein on July 07, 2016, 04:36:27 pm
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.
Title: Re: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?
Post by: Pæs on July 08, 2016, 02:27:15 am
And we thought they were only masters of flight.

http://can-emus-fly.herokuapp.com/
Title: Re: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?
Post by: Pæs on July 08, 2016, 02:34:07 am
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?
Title: Re: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?
Post by: Prelate Diogenes Shandor on July 08, 2016, 04:38:02 am
Imagine the size of this guy's yard. 45 minutes!?
Title: Re: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 08, 2016, 04:57:17 am
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.
Title: Re: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?
Post by: Prelate Diogenes Shandor on July 08, 2016, 05:50:41 am
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.
Title: Re: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?
Post by: LMNO on July 08, 2016, 12:52:06 pm
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.

(https://global3.memecdn.com/rmx-apply-cold-water-to-burned-area_fb_1536281.jpg)
Title: Re: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?
Post by: Prelate Diogenes Shandor on July 08, 2016, 01:29:56 pm
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
Title: Re: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?
Post by: babyjesus on July 08, 2016, 06:09:20 pm
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.
Title: Re: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?
Post by: PoFP on July 08, 2016, 06:22:53 pm
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.

This is fantastic.
But your status as a troll is still amateur...

(https://storage.googleapis.com/vidsums/49219e10-c310-4f6f-82a1-576f062ba53d_text.gif)
Title: Re: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?
Post by: Ziegejunge on July 08, 2016, 06:52:07 pm
Finally, the missing component of Hollow Earth theory: giant badgers. Possibly giant lava badgers.
Title: Re: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?
Post by: Pergamos on July 08, 2016, 11:57:58 pm
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.
Title: Re: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on July 09, 2016, 07:29:35 pm
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?

 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:
Title: Re: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on July 09, 2016, 07:32:58 pm
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.

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?
Post by: Freeky on July 09, 2016, 07:34:09 pm
Holy shit, I missed that.  What the actual fuck.

 :lulz:  Well played, bro.  Well played.
Title: Re: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on July 09, 2016, 07:35:52 pm
This is one of my favorite species of cold-blooded birds:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/61/Common_Collared_Lizard.jpg)
Title: Re: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on July 09, 2016, 07:37:38 pm
The only cold-blooded birds we really have around here, though, are these guys:

(http://www.coniferousforest.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Western-Fence-Lizard.jpg)
Title: Re: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?
Post by: Freeky on July 09, 2016, 07:50:09 pm
Those cold-blooded birds are so frickin' pretty! 

Here's one that we have:

(https://images.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Ftse1.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DOIP.Mc1852ea08814484bfdb71932fe296350o0%26pid%3D15.1&f=1)
Title: Re: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?
Post by: Junkenstein on July 09, 2016, 07:53:39 pm
no one has posted a picture of Roger yet?

For shame
Title: Re: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on July 09, 2016, 07:56:36 pm
I love this kind of cold-blooded birds:

(http://www.chameleonis.com/wp-content/themes/Chameleonis/images/img-doing-business.png)
Title: Re: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?
Post by: Freeky on July 09, 2016, 08:02:27 pm
It's so happy!

Check out THIS cold-blooded bird!

(http://www.liveanimalslist.com/reptiles/images/lizards.jpg)
Title: Re: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on July 10, 2016, 12:11:17 am
It's so happy!

Check out THIS cold-blooded bird!

(http://www.liveanimalslist.com/reptiles/images/lizards.jpg)

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

(https://tokodummycoldbloodedstore.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/img-20121101-03711.jpg)
Title: Re: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?
Post by: Freeky on July 10, 2016, 01:27:53 am
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:

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y153/Meiintas/Lizard%20Friend.jpg)
Title: Re: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on July 10, 2016, 01:45:29 am
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:

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y153/Meiintas/Lizard%20Friend.jpg)

Awwww that is probably the cutest cold-blooded bird ever!
Title: Re: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?
Post by: Freeky on July 10, 2016, 01:52:14 am
"Nomnomnomnomnoms I has hungry belleh!"
                           \
(http://principiadiscordia.com/forum/NewAvatars/avatar_6293_1468093492.png)
Title: Re: Did you know thast an Emu can outrun a pair of dingoes for 45 minutes?
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on July 10, 2016, 03:16:49 am
Is preening tail feathers?