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(NBC News)   The oldest species of saber-tooth cat in the Americas discovered in Florida, it's so old it predates the Earth itself   (science.nbcnews.com) divider line 48
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2013-03-15 09:53:04 PM
bestofcalvinandhobbes.com
/hot
 
2013-03-15 10:43:41 PM
Millon, billion.  No differences there, eh, subby?
 
2013-03-15 11:51:30 PM
The earth is 6000 years old and fossils are the work of Satan.
 
2013-03-16 12:49:22 AM

kxs401: The earth is 6000 years old and fossils are the work of Satan.


Well....these things happen, you know.
 
2013-03-16 01:00:57 AM
So Florida has the oldest cougars

/where's the obvious tag?
 
2013-03-16 01:25:04 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: So Florida has the oldest cougars

/where's the obvious tag?


I think that the Phoenix Metro area may give them a run for their money...
 
2013-03-16 04:04:25 AM

Somacandra: kxs401: The earth is 6000 years old and fossils are the work of Satan.

Well....these things happen, you know.


Sure...BY SATAN!

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2013-03-16 05:10:20 AM
Florida is where old things go to die, so this isn't really news.
 
2013-03-16 05:30:34 AM
my understanding of numbers is all wrong. i always though millions were before billions. hmmm maybe me and my math teachers and modern day scientists have it all wrong :)
 
2013-03-16 07:02:29 AM
Attention all proper residents of the great Godly state of Florida!  Now is the time to organize a PR offensive against the blasphemy being perpetrated here.  Let those "scientists" know, in no uncertain terms, that you will not tolerate any "evidence" of creatures that existed before the Earth was created 6,000 years ago.  THIS CANNOT STAND!
 
2013-03-16 07:38:00 AM

KublaiKhan: Millon, billion.  No differences there, eh, subby?


Hear that *swoosh* sound? That's the joke going over your head.
 
2013-03-16 07:50:58 AM
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2013-03-16 08:06:36 AM

ThreeFootSmurf: my understanding of numbers is all wrong. i always though millions were before billions. hmmm maybe me and my math teachers and modern day scientists have it all wrong :)


You missed the joke.  The earth is only 6,000 (Six Thousand) years old, according to some creationists.
 
2013-03-16 08:18:29 AM
Well, it's no surprise.  The saber tigers were fearsome predaters.
 
2013-03-16 08:44:18 AM

KublaiKhan: Millon, billion.  No differences there, eh, subby?


Not to Obamacare, no.
 
2013-03-16 08:45:54 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-16 08:52:14 AM

KublaiKhan: Millon, billion.  No differences there, eh, subby?


The jokes on nickelodeon's website are a little simpler.

It's www.nick.com if you're interested.
 
2013-03-16 08:56:59 AM
no, subby had it correct.
i44.tinypic.com
 
2013-03-16 08:59:52 AM

poe_zlaw: no, subby had it correct.
[i44.tinypic.com image 423x286]


man, that is so farking racist.
 
2013-03-16 09:30:47 AM
God just put it there to test our faith.

/I failed a long time ago
 
2013-03-16 12:15:33 PM
20 in and no grumpy cat approval?
 
2013-03-16 12:17:30 PM

Kimpak: ThreeFootSmurf: my understanding of numbers is all wrong. i always though millions were before billions. hmmm maybe me and my math teachers and modern day scientists have it all wrong :)

You missed the joke.  The earth is only 6,000 (Six Thousand) years old, according to some creationists.

THE LORD.

FTFY.  Hope that reasoning mind and scientific rigor serve you well when you're burning in Hell, libtard.
 
2013-03-16 12:34:11 PM
Cool, a new (old) machairodont :D

In all truth--despite the debate on kitteh predating young-earther claims re the planet's age (ALIEN KITTIES! :D)--this is actually a pretty significant discovery--shows that the true sabertooth cats probably evolved here in North America.

Plus we may have caught a glimpse of sabertooths when they were starting to get "sabery"--the teeth are a bit more sabered than clouded leopards (which may evolve into the next clade of sabertooth cats if they can manage to not go extinct in the meantime) and it's only about puma-sized (yes, pumas are Big Kitties, but still little compared to, say, Smilodon which had species that are among the biggest kitties to have existed--yes, bigger than tigers, big enough that you could practically ride on them a la He-Man if kitty wouldn't chew your face off first).

/yes, damnit, I like machairodont kitties, even if they are deadcats.  Also tend to like the more obscure ones like Homotherium
//if we can get to the point of turning critters that died out in the Great Pleistocene Extinction into lazarotaxa, I say we work on bringing machairodonts back.  And then the Nashville Predators can "adopt" and sponsor the Nashville Zoo's own Smilodon pride :3
 
2013-03-16 12:47:19 PM

poe_zlaw: no, subby had it correct.
[i44.tinypic.com image 423x286]


I like this version of picture #2:
i936.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-16 12:54:35 PM

seelorq: 20 in and no grumpy cat approval?


www.majhost.com
 
2013-03-16 12:55:07 PM
And interestingly (reading the paper) they had actually originally considered Rhizosmilodon to be a fossil of Megantereon (another more obscure sabertoothed cat)--and this isn't quite an ancestor but more of a rather primitive dirk-toothed cat (one of the two major groupings of true sabertoothed cats, the others being scimitar cats like Homotherium).

Still, though, if you want to get a rough idea of what kitty might have looked like in real life, here's at least one reconstruction of its kissing-cousin Megantereon:

upload.wikimedia.org

(Innit cute? :D)

Rhizosmilodon's other kissing cousin, Smilodon fatalis (aka the North American dirk-toothed cat):

upload.wikimedia.org

(Yes, you may notice a bit of a trend--no stripes. :D  It's now felt that sabertoothed cats were probably spotty, not unlike snow leopards or young lions or pumas.)

And just for comparison's sake, my favourite sabertoothed cat (the American scimitar cat, Homotherium serum):

upload.wikimedia.org

(Yes, yes, I know, its fangs are...understated compared to Smilodon, but still.  I like this deadcat)
 
2013-03-16 12:56:27 PM

ZMugg: poe_zlaw: no, subby had it correct.
[i44.tinypic.com image 423x286]

I like this version of picture #2:
[i936.photobucket.com image 350x498]


i1126.photobucket.com
Rainbow Dash looks a little... disconcerted there.
 
2013-03-16 01:02:18 PM

Arachnophobe: ZMugg: poe_zlaw: no, subby had it correct.
[i44.tinypic.com image 423x286]

I like this version of picture #2:
[i936.photobucket.com image 350x498]

[i1126.photobucket.com image 480x633]
Rainbow Dash looks a little... disconcerted there.


Yes. Yes she does.

(Right-click save) Thank you.
 
2013-03-16 01:13:06 PM
Is it wrong that when I see "sabercat" I think "ingredient for heath and stamina potion?"
 
2013-03-16 01:19:16 PM

derpy: Is it wrong that when I see "sabercat" I think "ingredient for heath and stamina potion?"


No, no it's no.
 
2013-03-16 01:38:42 PM

KublaiKhan: Millon, billion.  No differences there, eh, subby?


Yeah, I thought it was going to be a number that would have a funny hook to tie into Bishop Ussher's "6,000 years old" thing, then I realized that subby is just bad at math.
 
2013-03-16 01:47:51 PM

airsupport: KublaiKhan: Millon, billion.  No differences there, eh, subby?

The jokes on nickelodeon's website are a little simpler.

It's www.nick.com if you're interested.


That might be a decent resource for subby to encounter low-level jokes and work up to something like this was supposed to be. Another 10 years and subby might nail that 'joke' thing.
 
2013-03-16 01:53:56 PM

Mikey1969: KublaiKhan: Millon, billion.  No differences there, eh, subby?

Yeah, I thought it was going to be a number that would have a funny hook to tie into Bishop Ussher's "6,000 years old" thing, then I realized that subby is just bad at math.


gah, are people really this dense
 
2013-03-16 02:00:01 PM

Great Porn Dragon: And interestingly (reading the paper) they had actually originally considered Rhizosmilodon to be a fossil of Megantereon (another more obscure sabertoothed cat)--and this isn't quite an ancestor but more of a rather primitive dirk-toothed cat (one of the two major groupings of true sabertoothed cats, the others being scimitar cats like Homotherium).

Still, though, if you want to get a rough idea of what kitty might have looked like in real life, here's at least one reconstruction of its kissing-cousin Megantereon:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x480]

(Innit cute? :D)

Rhizosmilodon's other kissing cousin, Smilodon fatalis (aka the North American dirk-toothed cat):

[upload.wikimedia.org image 623x426]

(Yes, you may notice a bit of a trend--no stripes. :D  It's now felt that sabertoothed cats were probably spotty, not unlike snow leopards or young lions or pumas.)

And just for comparison's sake, my favourite sabertoothed cat (the American scimitar cat, Homotherium serum):

[upload.wikimedia.org image 710x450]

(Yes, yes, I know, its fangs are...understated compared to Smilodon, but still.  I like this deadcat)


Actually, yes, it is really cute!  Look at that tummy!  Who wants tummy rubs?!
 
2013-03-16 03:02:40 PM
Great Porn Dragon:  (the American scimitar cat, Homotherium serum):

"Homo-therium serum" name looks like it translates to "radioactive man juice."
 
2013-03-16 03:25:55 PM

Bennie Crabtree: Great Porn Dragon:  (the American scimitar cat, Homotherium serum):

"Homo-therium serum" name looks like it translates to "radioactive man juice."


Or a great name for a emo punk band.
 
2013-03-16 06:00:18 PM

Great Porn Dragon: Still, though, if you want to get a rough idea of what kitty might have looked like in real life, here's at least one reconstruction of its kissing-cousin Megantereon:


Cool...  Here's one with perspective:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-03-16 06:23:05 PM

Arachnophobe: ZMugg: poe_zlaw: no, subby had it correct.
[i44.tinypic.com image 423x286]

I like this version of picture #2:
[i936.photobucket.com image 350x498]

[i1126.photobucket.com image 480x633]
Rainbow Dash looks a little... disconcerted there.


Well, yeah, look at where that hand is going.

/ o/~ Oooooh, He touched me... o/~
 
2013-03-16 08:51:20 PM

Great Porn Dragon: And interestingly (reading the paper) they had actually originally considered Rhizosmilodon to be a fossil of Megantereon (another more obscure sabertoothed cat)--and this isn't quite an ancestor but more of a rather primitive dirk-toothed cat (one of the two major groupings of true sabertoothed cats, the others being scimitar cats like Homotherium).

Still, though, if you want to get a rough idea of what kitty might have looked like in real life, here's at least one reconstruction of its kissing-cousin Megantereon:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x480]

(Innit cute? :D)

Rhizosmilodon's other kissing cousin, Smilodon fatalis (aka the North American dirk-toothed cat):

[upload.wikimedia.org image 623x426]

(Yes, you may notice a bit of a trend--no stripes. :D  It's now felt that sabertoothed cats were probably spotty, not unlike snow leopards or young lions or pumas.)

And just for comparison's sake, my favourite sabertoothed cat (the American scimitar cat, Homotherium serum):

[upload.wikimedia.org image 710x450]

(Yes, yes, I know, its fangs are...understated compared to Smilodon, but still.  I like this deadcat)


4.bp.blogspot.com

cdn4.blogs.babble.com

www.lobshots.com

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-16 09:20:03 PM
assets.nydailynews.com

Here we have an example felinus sikorsky in its native habitat.
 
2013-03-16 09:21:05 PM

LoneWolf343: Arachnophobe: ZMugg: poe_zlaw: no, subby had it correct.
[i44.tinypic.com image 423x286]

I like this version of picture #2:
[i936.photobucket.com image 350x498]

[i1126.photobucket.com image 480x633]
Rainbow Dash looks a little... disconcerted there.

Well, yeah, look at where that hand is going.

/ o/~ Oooooh, He touched me... o/~


Heh, Jesus is totally feeling up her cutie mark.
 
2013-03-16 09:25:16 PM

studebaker hoch: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x455]

Here we have an example felinus sikorsky in its native habitat.


OH GOD MY POSTING OF EXTINCT DEADCAT PICS HAS SUMMONED THE KITTY QUADRICOPTER

WHAT HAVE I DONE

WHAT
HAVE
I
DONE

/should have expected it from you guys though :D
 
2013-03-16 09:28:01 PM
poe_zlaw

no, subby had it correct.

Looks like Jesus and Jar-Jar having a quiet moment.
 
2013-03-16 10:29:31 PM

Somacandra: kxs401: The earth is 6000 years old and fossils are the work of Satan.

Well....these things happen, you know.


All in a days work for my dark lord....
 
2013-03-16 11:21:36 PM

Great Porn Dragon: And just for comparison's sake, my favourite sabertoothed cat (the American scimitar cat, Homotherium serum):


Well, now you know why they died out.
 
2013-03-16 11:33:09 PM

Mister Peejay: Well, it's no surprise.  The saber tigers were fearsome predaters.


static5.businessinsider.com
Also excellent golfers.
 
2013-03-17 01:32:59 AM

KublaiKhan: Millon, billion.  No differences there, eh, subby?



God isn't picky about math, just foreskin.
 
2013-03-18 05:58:41 PM
Is summoning Bevets still a thing?
 
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