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(CNN)   Apparently the Tyrannosaurus Rex couldn't run and these scientists can prove it because they invented a time machine and traveled to the cretaceous period and were not chased   ( cnn.com) divider line
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2017-08-08 05:19:24 PM  
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2017-08-08 05:19:37 PM  
Tyrannosaurus Tex couldn't run, but he could remember the Alamo.
 
2017-08-08 05:24:07 PM  
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/07/17/tyrannosaurus-rex-could​-​not-have-outrun-speedy-human-scientists/

More in-depth article. They could run faster than your average human, but not faster than a jeep.
 
2017-08-08 05:24:59 PM  
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2017-08-08 05:30:36 PM  
Tyrannosaurus rex couldn't run, but it was a speedy walker
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Tea............ ..........Rex
 
2017-08-08 05:57:45 PM  

mjjt: [img.fark.net image 700x900]


Loved the comic books.

Oh, and someone fixed the headline.
 
2017-08-08 06:02:41 PM  
But they could still fly an F-14, right?
 
2017-08-08 06:07:10 PM  
When my wife watches figure skating, I always comment that if skaters would evolve into something like the trex
 
2017-08-08 06:07:35 PM  

Ed Grubermann: mjjt: [img.fark.net image 700x900]

Loved the comic books.

Oh, and someone fixed the headline.


Come on mods. You're supposed to let us get a couple more jokes in at subbys expense before you fix the headline.
 
2017-08-08 06:10:58 PM  
Looks like their safety...

*Putsonsunglasses*

was guaranteed.
 
2017-08-08 06:20:09 PM  
Just don't stray from the path or step on anything, the repercussions are interesting.

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2017-08-08 06:20:42 PM  
Jurassic Walk.
 
2017-08-08 06:22:55 PM  
They probably had a tough time flogging the dolphin as well.
 
2017-08-08 06:25:32 PM  
I'll bet one of those farkers accidentally stepped on a butterfly and caused all this (*gestures broadly*)
 
2017-08-08 06:39:11 PM  
Didn't it hunt down equally slow-moving sauropods?  So that makes a weird kind of sense.

Though I'm now finding it semi-amusing picturing all these slow-moving dinosaur chases that would play out like OJ in the white Bronco...
 
2017-08-08 06:45:43 PM  

Therion: I'll bet one of those farkers accidentally stepped on a butterfly and caused all this (*gestures broadly*)


Accidentally the whole thing?
 
2017-08-08 07:05:45 PM  
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2017-08-08 07:42:52 PM  
The T Rex had a stride length of 12 to 15 feet, that means that in 6 steps they travel between 72 and 90 feet versus about 4 feet for a running man for about 24 feet in 6 steps. I suspect they may be able to out walk me.
 
2017-08-08 08:28:40 PM  
I find two flaws with their analysis: Mass of the earth at the time of the dinosaurs, and the closeness of the moon, correspondingly. Firstly, on average, 100 tons of matter fall to earth, NOW, and presumably have for the large share of earth's existence. Extrapolate that back millions of years, and you have, naturally, a lower mass. Secondly, the moon is slowly moving away from the planet, a few inches every year, as a result of increasing mass of the planet. Again, extrapolate that backwards and you get a much closer moon, with a much more direct gravitational influence. (Yes, I'm making careful assumptions. Follow with me.)
What I would arrive at, hypothetically, is a lower mass/lower gravity earth, with a closer orbiting body as indication of the relative gravitational forces. I suspect the overall effect, IF ANY, would be less than 10% but that might make the difference. Plus, there has been evidence of other large natural satellites orbiting the planet over the eons, some of which may have impacted non-catastrophically. These would also lower the relative surface gravity, perhaps in tandem. 
But, I'm just a geologist with an aerospace engineering degree too, don't mind me.
 
2017-08-08 09:04:44 PM  

Ghastly: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/07/17/tyrannosaurus-rex-could​-​not-have-outrun-speedy-human-scientists/

More in-depth article. They could run faster than your average human, but not faster than a jeep.


But could they run faster than "speedy human scientists"? I thought scientists were kind of slow...

Besides, we all know how things go for dramatic effect - the person is running away and slightly faster, and then s/he trips...
 
2017-08-08 09:06:24 PM  

Ken S.: The T Rex had a stride length of 12 to 15 feet, that means that in 6 steps they travel between 72 and 90 feet versus about 4 feet for a running man for about 24 feet in 6 steps. I suspect they may be able to out walk me.


But their stride would probably take longer than yours.
 
2017-08-08 09:12:02 PM  

Dhusk: Didn't it hunt down equally slow-moving sauropods?  So that makes a weird kind of sense.

Though I'm now finding it semi-amusing picturing all these slow-moving dinosaur chases that would play out like OJ in the white Bronco...


Well no.  The size of the arms, combined with long walking/slow run, as well as similarity of the skull nasal passages to that of vultures has led a lot of experts to believe that T-Rex was a scavenger, not a hunter.  Probably didn't hunt much on their own.
 
2017-08-08 09:21:38 PM  
Anklyosaurus was a jerk because all he talked about was the club.
 
2017-08-08 09:30:26 PM  
They may be right.
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2017-08-08 11:16:51 PM  
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Mystery solved
 
2017-08-08 11:20:55 PM  
didn't need to run ...
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2017-08-08 11:51:07 PM  

snowballinhell: ,,,
 These would also lower the relative surface gravity, perhaps in tandem. 
But, I'm just a geologist with an aerospace engineering degree too, don't mind me.


LOL. That was funny, sort of.  Next time get the changing Hubble constant in, and maybe posit a lower gravitational constant, too.  You'll get more bites.
 
2017-08-09 01:53:46 AM  
Fast enough.
 
2017-08-09 03:50:48 AM  
WERE YOU THERE?
 
2017-08-09 04:13:38 AM  
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2017-08-09 07:43:46 AM  
They didn't really have to run.
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2017-08-09 09:02:36 AM  
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You walk like other people walk, and they walk similarly to how you walk.
 
2017-08-09 05:45:29 PM  
Of course they can't run fast, try running fast while texting or checking facebook on your phone. You did not know T.R. had smart phones? Check people walking while texting or gaming and you'll see they only use half the length of their arms, they kind of look like T.R. with smart phones.

At the same time the T.R. arms shortened, they lost ability to run fast, the ones who could run fast killed themselves running into obstacles, precipices etc... It's easier to check where you're going while playing croco crush if you're no walking too fast.
 
2017-08-09 07:10:29 PM  
The T. Rex could not run. Instead, it hunted by lying on the ground and opening its gigantic mouth, eating whatever animals mistook its giant mouth for a warm and cozy cave.

This explains the giant head of T. Rex, and also its tiny arms which were used to keep its body off of the ground, which could be cold, wet and crawling with nasty arthropods.

If you would like more fake science, please contact the White House or write to Congress c/o of your idiotic and mendacious congress critter.
 
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