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(The New York Times)   Ever been annoyed by a child paleontologist? Imagine how annoying a hummingbird would be that's the size of a bee, but rather than having a beak that sucks sweet nectar it has the jaws of a crocodile. Flashcard me that, punk   (nytimes.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Dinosaur, Evolution, Paleontology, Bird, Fossil, Theropoda, skull of the smallest known bird, Bee Hummingbird  
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2020-03-11 4:02:10 PM  
Floats like a hummingbird, stings like a bee?
 
2020-03-11 4:13:12 PM  
Non-paywall article at Phys-org
 
2020-03-11 4:38:29 PM  
Neural aphasia the purple tuna fish.
 
2020-03-11 4:47:18 PM  
Is that a top hat on its head?

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2020-03-11 4:49:07 PM  

SBinRR: Is that a top hat on its head?

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2020-03-11 4:56:25 PM  
Does this mean that the bird is the word?
 
2020-03-11 4:58:15 PM  

Quigley_Wyatt: SBinRR: Is that a top hat on its head?

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Exactly that.
 
2020-03-11 5:03:08 PM  
A hummingbird-sized flying dinosaur probably preyed on small insects such as mosquitoes, so there's the potential for Mesozoic mosquito DNA to be amber-preserved in the dinosaur's gut.  Doubt if the movie would make much money, though.
 
2020-03-11 5:12:11 PM  
That headline is a beautiful thing. +1
 
2020-03-11 5:17:35 PM  
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/that's like rule 32 or something
 
2020-03-11 5:19:23 PM  
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2020-03-11 5:36:09 PM  
Came for the TMBG reference, left disappointed.
 
2020-03-11 5:41:36 PM  
I don't understand your headline, Subby.
 
2020-03-11 6:26:59 PM  
So how do they know it's not just a baby?

Especially if it's head only in amber. I can totally picture a baby hopping a long a branch, seeing some seeping gum pecking at it. Getting stuck, then slowly having just its head enveloped.
 
2020-03-11 6:55:17 PM  
A fly marrying a bumble bee?

I TOLD YOU I'D SHOOT, BUT YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE ME!
WHYYYYYYYY WOULND'T YOU BELIEVE MEEEEEE!
 
2020-03-11 7:21:55 PM  

dyhchong: So how do they know it's not just a baby?


By the mature formation of its beak and skull, having all other known birds both extant and extinct as reference for said features.
 
2020-03-11 7:53:49 PM  

AcneVulgaris: A fly marrying a bumble bee?

I TOLD YOU I'D SHOOT, BUT YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE ME!
WHYYYYYYYY WOULND'T YOU BELIEVE MEEEEEE!


Man there's no way they'd let that line slide on a kid's show these days.  Probably not the entire show either.

/ I'll teach your grandmother to suck eggs!
 
2020-03-12 12:10:00 AM  
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2020-03-12 12:19:16 AM  

raerae1980: I don't understand your headline, Subby.


Ever been around an annoying kid who is really, I mean really into dinosaurs?  I have.  Drawings, picture books, dioramas, and flashcards...the lot of it.  It can be annoying after a fair amount of time, even while equally endearing.  Imagine, if you will, an equally annoying insect-sized avian carnivore that may have had very nimble skills, able to fly circles around you at eye level.  Stuff of nightmares, right?  That same annoying kid who is certain that he is going to be a paleontologist when he grows up and who claims to know everything there is about dinosaurs (in my case it's Jeffy Waner, the son of a family friend), when confronted with a newly discovered specimen, pre-flashcard, coloring book or play table sized coffee table books,..  Followed by a brief smack chatter to the little punk.  Kinda like that, maybe?
 
2020-03-12 1:28:56 AM  

Russ1642: [Fark user image 850x478]


Some simple unnecessary censorship would make that image hilarious.

/lazy
 
2020-03-12 6:49:12 AM  

Staffist: raerae1980: I don't understand your headline, Subby.

Ever been around an annoying kid who is really, I mean really into dinosaurs?  I have.  Drawings, picture books, dioramas, and flashcards...the lot of it.  It can be annoying after a fair amount of time, even while equally endearing.  Imagine, if you will, an equally annoying insect-sized avian carnivore that may have had very nimble skills, able to fly circles around you at eye level.  Stuff of nightmares, right?  That same annoying kid who is certain that he is going to be a paleontologist when he grows up and who claims to know everything there is about dinosaurs (in my case it's Jeffy Waner, the son of a family friend), when confronted with a newly discovered specimen, pre-flashcard, coloring book or play table sized coffee table books,..  Followed by a brief smack chatter to the little punk.  Kinda like that, maybe?


Um...yeah, i was that annoying kid, only i became an archaeologist.   Lol
 
2020-03-12 9:13:18 AM  
Now tell them about the Twinkie
 
2020-03-12 1:44:40 PM  

raerae1980: I don't understand your headline, Subby.


That's because they forgot to end their ridiculously long "Imagine how annoying <long clause>" sentence with the obligatory verb "would be".

Or maybe because they're doing a failed comparison between having a kid into dinosaurs and the newly discovered fossil of one.

Or maybe because they had a stroke.
 
2020-03-12 1:54:06 PM  

Russ1642: [Fark user image 850x478]


I can't believe that is a young Chris Pratt
 
2020-03-12 1:59:22 PM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Russ1642: [Fark user image 850x478]

Some simple unnecessary censorship would make that image hilarious.

/lazy


Just remove the claw.
 
2020-03-12 2:03:06 PM  

Russ1642: Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Russ1642: [Fark user image 850x478]

Some simple unnecessary censorship would make that image hilarious.

/lazy

Just remove the claw.


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2020-03-12 3:26:38 PM  

etoof: Russ1642: [Fark user image 850x478]

I can't believe that is a young Chris Pratt


Stranger things have happened.  Go back and look at Jerry O'Connell in Stand By Me.  He's married to Rebecca Romijn now.
 
2020-03-12 4:06:06 PM  

Neondistraction: etoof: Russ1642: [Fark user image 850x478]

I can't believe that is a young Chris Pratt

Stranger things have happened.  Go back and look at Jerry O'Connell in Stand By Me.  He's married to Rebecca Romijn now.


Yeah, out of all of those kids, the fat one got Mystique.
 
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