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2012-05-07 09:12:50 PM  
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/Tiffany and Debbie Gibson have a girl fight that ends up with them both wet
 
2012-05-07 10:31:03 PM  

Klippoklondike: [i1089.photobucket.com image 399x565]

/Tiffany and Debbie Gibson have a girl fight that ends up with them both wet


That sounds like a lot of work.

You're welcome everybody.
 
2012-05-07 11:14:14 PM  
TFA: today there are about three to five species of crocodile in Africa, said some sorta farking expert.

Really expert? You don't know if it is 3 or 5 or somewhere in between?
 
2012-05-07 11:32:40 PM  
They all taste the same with ketchup.
 
2012-05-08 12:37:01 AM  

jaylectricity: Klippoklondike: [i1089.photobucket.com image 399x565]

/Tiffany and Debbie Gibson have a girl fight that ends up with them both wet

That sounds like a lot of work.

You're welcome everybody.


ME GUSTA
 
2012-05-08 02:56:36 AM  

jaylectricity: Klippoklondike: [i1089.photobucket.com image 399x565]

/Tiffany and Debbie Gibson have a girl fight that ends up with them both wet

That sounds like a lot of work.

You're welcome everybody.


i159.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-08 04:56:17 AM  
Kenya believe it?
 
2012-05-08 05:11:05 AM  

jaylectricity: Klippoklondike: [i1089.photobucket.com image 399x565]

/Tiffany and Debbie Gibson have a girl fight that ends up with them both wet

That sounds like a lot of work.

You're welcome everybody.


How can the Academy overlook that?
 
2012-05-08 05:36:07 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: Really expert? You don't know if it is 3 or 5 or somewhere in between?


Species are not always that distinct. Sometimes it is a close call.
Like when you are out taking a leak into the swamp and a crocodile of one of those three to five species leaps out of the water and nearly takes off Mr. Willie.
 
2012-05-08 06:46:41 AM  
There's something re-assuring about Asylum video.
 
2012-05-08 07:34:08 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: TFA: today there are about three to five species of crocodile in Africa, said some sorta farking expert.

Really expert? You don't know if it is 3 or 5 or somewhere in between?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Species_problem
 
2012-05-08 08:08:38 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: TFA: today there are about three to five species of crocodile in Africa, said some sorta farking expert.

Really expert? You don't know if it is 3 or 5 or somewhere in between?

Yep. Researchers are still debating whether there are 2 0r 7 species of giraffe. It's hard enough with extant animals, let alone with the extinct critters.
 
2012-05-08 08:10:48 AM  
I'm assuming this is a reporting error rather than a scientific one, but . . . the 27-foot specimen mentioned is not much larger than known examples of modern saltwater crocodiles.

There's some debate about just how large Nile and saltwater crocs get, but they can definitely exceed 6m, and for the latter species credible but unconfirmed reports of 8-9m aren't terribly uncommon. Catching and measuring large individuals is, um, often difficult, and much more often sizes are estimated from skulls. Skulls of marine crocs are often not recovered, oddly enough, and the largest specimens are among the oldest -- plus, they're much less common, due to human encroachment on their coastal territory.

You want really big crocodilians, 9-10m and maybe 10 tons, you've got to go back further, Deinosuchus and such. Some of them apparently ate albertosaurs and the like (think half-sized T rex) the way modern crocs eat zebras at the watering hole.
 
2012-05-08 08:31:13 AM  

jaylectricity: Klippoklondike: [i1089.photobucket.com image 399x565]

/Tiffany and Debbie Gibson have a girl fight that ends up with them both wet

That sounds like a lot of work.

You're welcome everybody.


Would have been a lot more worth it 20 years ago. But was still funny.
 
2012-05-08 09:27:47 AM  
Actually subby was wrong again. That's a crocodile. Or maybe it's that thing over there.
 
2012-05-08 10:22:01 AM  
I recently read The Testament by John Grisham. I had never read anything by Grisham before. This book was a decent way to kill time in various waiting rooms. However, there were scenes set in South America wherein he repeatedly referred to the caiman as alligators. I kept waiting for him to use the word caiman or the word crocodile, but each and every mention of these animals he called them alligators. I don't know why, but it drove me nuts.

Still, if you happen upon a Grisham book, I'd have to recommend that you buy it and give it a try.
 
2012-05-08 11:30:53 AM  

Klippoklondike: [i1089.photobucket.com image 399x565]

/Tiffany and Debbie Gibson have a girl fight that ends up with them both wet


Well Given the recent discoveries of this mega-croc and the TItanoboa, this movie could almost qualify as an educational nature film now.
 
2012-05-08 03:35:45 PM  
 
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