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Rain Man
10-31-2005, 09:09 PM
Assume that you get an internship at a Jurassic Park that is better managed than the original. The scientists for whom you're picking up lunch and stuff have recreated an original extinct creature, and you can watch it from the vantage point of a safe but nearby location.

Poll coming.

Count Zarth
10-31-2005, 09:10 PM
Awesome poll. If they ever actually create a "Jurassic Park," I'm going to get season tickets.

Simplex3
10-31-2005, 09:12 PM
I want to see a wife who takes care of her husband and lets him run the house. That would be cool.

Skip Towne
10-31-2005, 09:15 PM
I just can't make up my mind. Sabre toothed Tiger or Dodo Bird. Decisions, decisions.

Bwana
10-31-2005, 09:16 PM
Marilyn Monroe

Simplex3
10-31-2005, 09:17 PM
I just can't make up my mind. Sabre toothed Tiger or Dodo Bird. Decisions, decisions.
Like you didn't see the sabre tooth.

Count Zarth
10-31-2005, 09:18 PM
I'm hoping the poll options include "pack of velociraptors." That'd be my choice.

leviw
10-31-2005, 09:19 PM
My wallet and driver's license.

Pitt Gorilla
10-31-2005, 09:19 PM
Diplodocus.

Reaper16
10-31-2005, 09:21 PM
al davis? :shrug:

Count Zarth
10-31-2005, 09:22 PM
Diplodocus.

How boring. Diplodocus was like an oversized giraffe/cow.

Skip Towne
10-31-2005, 09:22 PM
Like you didn't see the sabre tooth.
I was hoping nobody would notice.

CosmicPal
10-31-2005, 09:25 PM
I think the poll is extinct

Reaper16
10-31-2005, 09:27 PM
I think the poll is extinct
The Gaz Option must be.

Count Zarth
10-31-2005, 09:28 PM
I went with the Plesiosaur, since there was no "pack of velociraptors" option.

http://www.biltek.tubitak.gov.tr/jeolojik/Fanerozoik/Mezozoik/Kretase/Plesiosaur-elasdenota.jpg

There's apparently some issue as to whether or not they are really extinct.

leviw
10-31-2005, 09:29 PM
If I saw a 50-foot shark I'd happily pee myself.

Rain Man
10-31-2005, 09:33 PM
I almost went with the sauroposeidon option, just for the sheer spectacle of it (60 feet tall and 60 tons). However, I ended up going for the other end of the scale, and chose "Lucy." Seeing a tiny early hominid would be philosophically mind-blowing. It would really make a person think.

Rain Man
10-31-2005, 09:34 PM
If I saw a 50-foot shark I'd happily pee myself.

When I was looking up its size, one of the articles said that its mouth would have been the size of a standard garage door.

Skip Towne
10-31-2005, 09:35 PM
I almost went with the sauroposeidon option, just for the sheer spectacle of it (60 feet tall and 60 tons). However, I ended up going for the other end of the scale, and chose "Lucy." Seeing a tiny early hominid would be philosophically mind-blowing. It would really make a person think.
Can you give me some idea of how much food a 60 ton animal would consume each day? It must have eaten 24/7.

Rain Man
10-31-2005, 09:40 PM
Can you give me some idea of how much food a 60 ton animal would consume each day? It must have eaten 24/7.

Some of the web sites estimate about a ton per day. That's a lot of plant material.


Interestingly enough, they would still be dwarfed by our modern blue whales, which weigh up to 150 tons, according to several web sites. One site said that a blue whale can consume up to 4 tons of krill per day. It's interesting to think that we're living right now alongside the largest creature that ever appeared on the earth. I'd love to see a live blue whale some day.

leviw
10-31-2005, 09:44 PM
Some of the web sites estimate about a ton per day. That's a lot of plant material.


Interestingly enough, they would still be dwarfed by our modern blue whales, which weigh up to 150 tons, according to several web sites. One site said that a blue whale can consume up to 4 tons of krill per day. It's interesting to think that we're living right now alongside the largest creature that ever appeared on the earth. I'd love to see a live blue whale some day.

It's stuff like that that makes me deathly affraid of the ocean. I suppose blue whale's are relativley harmless to humans, but just thinking about the size of a living thing that big is mind blowing. My brain can't comprehend how big the ocean is and how many things live down there.

Skip Towne
10-31-2005, 09:45 PM
Wow, 4 tons per day. I'll bet there is a lot of shit on the bottom of the ocean.

Count Zarth
10-31-2005, 09:47 PM
Wow, 4 tons per day. I'll bet there is a lot of shit on the bottom of the ocean.

You bet there is. Right along with creatures that eat that shit.

Count Zarth
10-31-2005, 09:48 PM
It's stuff like that that makes me deathly affraid of the ocean. I suppose blue whale's are relativley harmless to humans, but just thinking about the size of a living thing that big is mind blowing. My brain can't comprehend how big the ocean is and how many things live down there.

Giant Squids are scary as f*ck.

http://www.canadianrockhound.ca/2001/01/morden_squid_image.jpg

Rain Man
10-31-2005, 10:02 PM
Giant Squids are scary as f*ck.




Interestingly, the first-ever photos of a giant squid in the wild were made just last month.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/09/photogalleries/giant_squid/images/primary/squid1.jpg

leviw
10-31-2005, 10:04 PM
Interestingly, the first-ever photos of a giant squid in the wild were made just last month.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/09/photogalleries/giant_squid/images/primary/squid1.jpg

I will never scuba dive.

greg63
10-31-2005, 10:08 PM
The Dodo - no particular reason.

Count Zarth
10-31-2005, 10:09 PM
I will never scuba dive.

Giant Squids stay pretty deep. I think the only place where they lurk near the surface is the Indian Ocean at night.

Gary
10-31-2005, 10:10 PM
A Kansas City Chief shutdown corner.

Dunit35
10-31-2005, 11:51 PM
I will never scuba dive.

I have never been in the ocean or even seen one. I will never go beyond what I cant touch in the ocean and I would only do that if there was a huge net where I was swimming at, so nothing could get in it. The ocean scares the piss out of me. Its not so much the weird fish that are in there, its the fact that I dont know whats down there. Just like a lake, I hate falling off the tube.

Demonpenz
11-01-2005, 12:02 AM
i picked the mid range jump shot

Ralphy Boy
11-01-2005, 07:16 AM
Assume that you get an internship at a Jurassic Park that is better managed than the original. The scientists for whom you're picking up lunch and stuff have recreated an original extinct creature, and you can watch it from the vantage point of a safe but nearby location.

Poll coming.

Sau.....

whatever the big cool looking thing is that won't eat me.

Saulbadguy
11-01-2005, 07:22 AM
Raptor Jesus.

morphius
11-01-2005, 07:31 AM
I have never been in the ocean or even seen one. I will never go beyond what I cant touch in the ocean and I would only do that if there was a huge net where I was swimming at, so nothing could get in it. The ocean scares the piss out of me. Its not so much the weird fish that are in there, its the fact that I dont know whats down there. Just like a lake, I hate falling off the tube.
Its always creepy when something brushes up against your foot in a lake and there is nobody near enough to you to be the one touching you.

Extra Point
11-01-2005, 07:33 AM
Other--Full lineups of players in every sport who set examples for kids.

Amnorix
11-01-2005, 07:59 AM
I went with T-Rex. It was a close call between T-Rex and the giant prehistoric crocodile, but T-Rex is so much more different than anything else that currently lives on this little planet of ours, it wins.

The Croc is probably just like a current croc, except 10x bigger or whatever.

Diplodocus and other huge herbivores would no doubt be impressive due to their sheer size, but let's face it -- you can't spend more than 5 or 10 minutes watching an elephant at the zoo, whereas if the carnivores are active, they can be interesting for quite a while.

ExtremeChief
11-01-2005, 08:00 AM
Skip Towne



Oh wait... that would be extinct creatures I'd LEAST like to see in person.

Skip Towne
11-01-2005, 08:02 AM
Skip Towne



Oh wait... that would be extinct creatures I'd LEAST like to see in person.
Why, I oughtta...............

Uatu
11-01-2005, 08:13 AM
A Caelocanth. uhhhhh.. ooops. Nevermind. I guess I'm good.

Pants
11-01-2005, 08:16 AM
I'm hoping the poll options include "pack of velociraptors." That'd be my choice.

"Clever girl..."

Lurch
11-01-2005, 10:02 AM
A Chief's player with a real Superbowl ring.

Lurch
11-01-2005, 10:06 AM
If any attractive young nubile females would like to meet a Neanderthal that enjoys quiet walks on the beach, PM me.

HemiEd
11-01-2005, 10:07 AM
I seem to run into Neanderthal men on a regular basis. Grunt, grunt, heh, scratch and drag the knuckles.

Lurch
11-01-2005, 10:12 AM
I seem to run into Neanderthal men on a regular basis. Grunt, grunt, heh, scratch and drag the knuckles.

Are you an attractive nubile woman?

Rain Man
11-01-2005, 10:15 AM
We're having a sudden run on neanderthals. I was surprised that they weren't getting any votes, because they're my third choice after Lucy and a Sauroposeidon. (Tyrannosaurus would be up there, too, I guess.)

HemiEd
11-01-2005, 10:56 AM
Are you an attractive nubile woman?


eh, no and no.

Area 51
11-01-2005, 10:57 AM
Taco John.

Baby Lee
11-01-2005, 12:26 PM
Battle of the Network Stars.