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(Guardian)   Are you smarter than a dinosaur?   (theguardian.com ) divider line
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1729 clicks; posted to Geek » on 10 Mar 2014 at 2:22 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-03-10 01:01:10 PM  
Yes. Dinosaurs don't have brains, they are all extinct. God you are so stupid submitter.
 
2014-03-10 01:04:25 PM  
So, um, like if they identified an asteroid the size of Cleveland on a dead-on trajectory toward earth, what could be done to protect ourselves other than sticking our heads between our legs, kissing our asses goodbye and preying for a better shot in the hereafter?
 
2014-03-10 01:07:08 PM  
dailyhumorpix.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-03-10 01:09:10 PM  
Son, I AM a dinsaur
 
2014-03-10 01:56:14 PM  
I'm not sure. it's been a while since anyone looked at me through tropical vegetation and muttered "clever girl..."
 
2014-03-10 02:00:29 PM  

Prey4reign: So, um, like if they identified an asteroid the size of Cleveland on a dead-on trajectory toward earth, what could be done to protect ourselves other than sticking our heads between our legs, kissing our asses goodbye and preying for a better shot in the hereafter?


My understanding is that there are several options within the realm of current technology to deal with such a thing, including NUCLEAR WEAPONS and sending things to mess with an asteroid's orbit.
 
2014-03-10 02:06:29 PM  

Cagey B: Prey4reign: So, um, like if they identified an asteroid the size of Cleveland on a dead-on trajectory toward earth, what could be done to protect ourselves other than sticking our heads between our legs, kissing our asses goodbye and preying for a better shot in the hereafter?

My understanding is that there are several options within the realm of current technology to deal with such a thing, including NUCLEAR WEAPONS and sending things to mess with an asteroid's orbit.


tee hee
We are no where NEAR able to do any of those things. We would need decades of advanced notice.
Given the large number of untracked asteroids that are cleveland size, it is only a matter of time before we get hit.

Luckily, the time scale is in 1000's of years to 100,000s of years.
So meh.
 
2014-03-10 02:26:36 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-10 02:29:16 PM  
jparquette.files.wordpress.com

(The one I was looking for was where a dinosaur spends five panels marching through an open field, only to bonk into the only tree in sight.)
 
2014-03-10 02:44:49 PM  
At least I can turn off a ceiling fan.


topyaps.com
 
2014-03-10 02:52:44 PM  
No, because at any second I could be vaporized by another tribe of humans on the other side of the planet.
 
2014-03-10 02:57:52 PM  

miss diminutive: I'm not sure. it's been a while since anyone looked at me through tropical vegetation and muttered "clever girl..."


As far as you are aware...
 
2014-03-10 02:59:50 PM  
I'm not extinct, so I have that going for me.
 
2014-03-10 03:02:04 PM  
FTFA: She outlined the dinosaur domination formula - "grow to a gigantic size and then eat any competition"

By that logic the people of Wal-Mart will be the dominant species in a few more years.
 
2014-03-10 03:02:52 PM  
I'm smarter than a used tampon, or so I'm told.
 
2014-03-10 03:03:34 PM  

Prey4reign: So, um, like if they identified an asteroid the size of Cleveland on a dead-on trajectory toward earth, what could be done to protect ourselves other than sticking our heads between our legs, kissing our asses goodbye and preying for a better shot in the hereafter?


We could try a coordinated effort of everyone on a specific continent jumping up at the same time to try and push the earth away.  Kind of like in a falling elevator, I think.
 
2014-03-10 03:19:02 PM  
Well, test by getting on the floor and walking
 
2014-03-10 03:28:45 PM  

Prey4reign: So, um, like if they identified an asteroid the size of Cleveland on a dead-on trajectory toward earth, what could be done to protect ourselves other than sticking our heads between our legs, kissing our asses goodbye and preying for a better shot in the hereafter?


give up and hope heaven exists?

how about ANYTHING ELSE
 
2014-03-10 04:13:18 PM  

Fano: Well, test by getting on the floor and walking


You forgot to open the door first, so you failed the test.
 
2014-03-10 04:21:43 PM  

bdub77: Yes. Dinosaurs don't have brains, they are all extinct. God you are so stupid submitter.


Well, that's taken care of.
 
2014-03-10 05:48:03 PM  
A pre-school dinosaur, yes.

/but just barely
 
2014-03-10 07:17:38 PM  
Well, it depends on the particular dinosaur...if someone pointed out that I have the problem-solving skills of this particular dinosaur, I'd nod knowingly:

www.allaboutbirds.org

(And yes, these are dinosaurs, and pretty goddamn clever girls at that.  One of the few critters besides us and delphiniforms that are often considered on the "smarter than a chimp" scale.  Some of 'em even have the whole "use tools" thing down, which is pretty goddamn impressive as they haven't had thumbs for about 70 million years or so. :D)
 
2014-03-10 08:06:46 PM  
Sometimes at work it feels like the dinosaur ate my brain
 
2014-03-10 09:00:34 PM  
www.goldengryphon.com
 
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