Home Mail MemberMap Chat (0) Wallpapers
Go Back   ChiefsPlanet > The Lounge

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-03-2010, 11:13 PM  
Over-Head Over-Head is offline
Boom, Boom , Crash
 
Over-Head's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: In my shed
Casino cash: $5160
Triceratops may not have existed

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/...entry_id=69260

Triceratops may not have existed

You'll need to brace your dinosaur-loving toddlers for this news: Triceratops may not have existed.
Dino experts John Scannella and Jack Horner at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Mont., have discovered that that the triceratops may never have been its own distinct species, but rather the juvenile form of another dinosaur, the torosaurus.
The New Scientist reports:
Triceratops had three facial horns and a short, thick neck-frill with a saw-toothed edge. Torosaurus also had three horns, though at different angles, and a much longer, thinner, smooth-edged frill with two large holes in it. So it's not surprising that Othniel Marsh, who discovered both in the late 1800s, considered them to be separate species.
Now Scannella and Horner say that triceratops is merely the juvenile form of torosaurus. As the animal aged, its horns changed shape and orientation and its frill became longer, thinner and less jagged. Finally it became fenestrated, producing the classic torosaurus form (see diagram, right).
I shared this news with my 5-year-old son this morning. Triceratops was his favorite prehistoric animal when he was in the dinosaur phase, which occurred right after trains but before space.
He looked at me for a long time and didn't say a thing, and then his sweet little smile turned to a sad frown and he said, "Why Mommy?"

It was the same reaction I got when I had to break the news that Pluto is no longer a planet.

But the good news is that the Triceratops will in a sense live on--huge relief to toddlers, toy makers, my 5-year-old son, Michael Crichton, Pixar... Horner says that Torosaurus "will now be abolished as a species and specimens reassigned to Triceratops."




Posts: 11,851
Over-Head has disabled reputation
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 11:26 PM   #2
DaneMcCloud DaneMcCloud is offline
Band
 
DaneMcCloud's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: The 'Wood
Casino cash: $12531
At least he's now prepared for Santa, Jesus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, God, Mickey Mouse, Allah, Special Agent Oso and that ****er, Donald Duck.
Posts: 50,114
DaneMcCloud is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaneMcCloud is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaneMcCloud is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaneMcCloud is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaneMcCloud is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaneMcCloud is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaneMcCloud is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaneMcCloud is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaneMcCloud is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaneMcCloud is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaneMcCloud is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 11:28 PM   #3
KcMizzou KcMizzou is offline
Supporter
 
KcMizzou's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Parkville MO
Casino cash: $5270


What about the Brontosaurus?
Posts: 54,696
KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 11:30 PM   #4
ZootedGranny ZootedGranny is offline
Chump Steamroller
 
ZootedGranny's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: .
Casino cash: $7961
TOLDYA MU****A!
Posts: 3,894
ZootedGranny has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.ZootedGranny has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.ZootedGranny has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.ZootedGranny has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.ZootedGranny has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.ZootedGranny has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.ZootedGranny has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.ZootedGranny has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.ZootedGranny has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.ZootedGranny has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.ZootedGranny has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 11:31 PM   #5
88TG88 88TG88 is offline
don't tell me about collage
 
88TG88's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Casino cash: $5945
**** a triceratops
Posts: 5,994
88TG88 must have mowed badgirl's lawn.88TG88 must have mowed badgirl's lawn.88TG88 must have mowed badgirl's lawn.88TG88 must have mowed badgirl's lawn.88TG88 must have mowed badgirl's lawn.88TG88 must have mowed badgirl's lawn.88TG88 must have mowed badgirl's lawn.88TG88 must have mowed badgirl's lawn.88TG88 must have mowed badgirl's lawn.88TG88 must have mowed badgirl's lawn.88TG88 must have mowed badgirl's lawn.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 11:32 PM   #6
KcMizzou KcMizzou is offline
Supporter
 
KcMizzou's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Parkville MO
Casino cash: $5270
All kidding aside, this just makes it better.

The Brontosaurus and Triceratops were just younger forms of bigger and better dinosaurs.

I can't wait to find out what an adult T-rex was like.
Posts: 54,696
KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 11:35 PM   #7
CHENZ A! CHENZ A! is offline
pimping hoes + clocking a grip
 
CHENZ A!'s Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: KCMO
Casino cash: $6786
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Posts: 6,151
CHENZ A! 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliCHENZ A! 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliCHENZ A! 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliCHENZ A! 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliCHENZ A! 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliCHENZ A! 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliCHENZ A! 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliCHENZ A! 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliCHENZ A! 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliCHENZ A! 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliCHENZ A! 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitelli
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 11:37 PM   #8
KcMizzou KcMizzou is offline
Supporter
 
KcMizzou's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Parkville MO
Casino cash: $5270
Quote:
Originally Posted by CHENZ A! View Post
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
You watched Land Before Time too, didn't you.

Poor Three Horn.
Posts: 54,696
KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 11:37 PM   #9
Mecca Mecca is offline
Hockey Town
 
Mecca's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Casino cash: $5325
We ain't cookin the mother****in brontosaurus burger in this mother****er, this ain't the flintstones, this is my house.
Posts: 80,203
Mecca has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.Mecca has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.Mecca has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.Mecca has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.Mecca has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.Mecca has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.Mecca has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.Mecca has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.Mecca has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.Mecca has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.Mecca has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 11:40 PM   #10
Stinger Stinger is offline
Bazinga
 
Stinger's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Springfield, MO
Casino cash: $7915
Quote:
Originally Posted by KcMizzou View Post
You watched Land Before Time too, didn't you.

Poor Three Horn.
No real loss there she was a biatch anyway.
Posts: 8,359
Stinger would the whole thing.Stinger would the whole thing.Stinger would the whole thing.Stinger would the whole thing.Stinger would the whole thing.Stinger would the whole thing.Stinger would the whole thing.Stinger would the whole thing.Stinger would the whole thing.Stinger would the whole thing.Stinger would the whole thing.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 11:40 PM   #11
CHENZ A! CHENZ A! is offline
pimping hoes + clocking a grip
 
CHENZ A!'s Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: KCMO
Casino cash: $6786
Quote:
Originally Posted by KcMizzou View Post
You watched Land Before Time too, didn't you.

Poor Three Horn.
this is some bullshit. they take away everything I like
Posts: 6,151
CHENZ A! 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliCHENZ A! 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliCHENZ A! 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliCHENZ A! 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliCHENZ A! 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliCHENZ A! 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliCHENZ A! 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliCHENZ A! 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliCHENZ A! 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliCHENZ A! 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliCHENZ A! 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitelli
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 11:41 PM   #12
KcMizzou KcMizzou is offline
Supporter
 
KcMizzou's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Parkville MO
Casino cash: $5270
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud View Post
At least he's now prepared for Santa, Jesus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, God, Mickey Mouse, Allah, Special Agent Oso and that ****er, Donald Duck.
I was about to say, "Back the **** up off Donald Duck. Seriously."

But, I'm a Daffy man, myself.
Posts: 54,696
KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 11:41 PM   #13
luv luv is offline
Can you feel?
 
luv's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Springfield, MO
Casino cash: $9034
Well, then they existed. They were just named wrong.
__________________
It's never too late to become the person you were meant to be.
Posts: 59,835
luv is obviously part of the inner Circle.luv is obviously part of the inner Circle.luv is obviously part of the inner Circle.luv is obviously part of the inner Circle.luv is obviously part of the inner Circle.luv is obviously part of the inner Circle.luv is obviously part of the inner Circle.luv is obviously part of the inner Circle.luv is obviously part of the inner Circle.luv is obviously part of the inner Circle.luv is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 11:42 PM   #14
KcMizzou KcMizzou is offline
Supporter
 
KcMizzou's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Parkville MO
Casino cash: $5270
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stinger View Post
No real loss there she was a biatch anyway.
Your avatar added to the humor.
Posts: 54,696
KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.KcMizzou is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 11:58 PM   #15
Demonpenz Demonpenz is online now
Royals Hall Of Fame
 
Demonpenz's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Apartment "G UNIT!"
Casino cash: $10611
They also found out the Lickalotofpus were lesbian dinosaurs
Posts: 45,090
Demonpenz is obviously part of the inner Circle.Demonpenz is obviously part of the inner Circle.Demonpenz is obviously part of the inner Circle.Demonpenz is obviously part of the inner Circle.Demonpenz is obviously part of the inner Circle.Demonpenz is obviously part of the inner Circle.Demonpenz is obviously part of the inner Circle.Demonpenz is obviously part of the inner Circle.Demonpenz is obviously part of the inner Circle.Demonpenz is obviously part of the inner Circle.Demonpenz is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:46 PM.


This is a test for a client's site.
A new website that shows member-created construction site listings that need fill or have excess fill. Dirt Monkey @ https://DirtMonkey.net
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.