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2021-11-05 9:02:03 AM  
They flew to the other side of the earth.
 
2021-11-05 9:12:33 AM  

BizarreMan: They flew to the other side of the earth.


And Michael Bay filmed it, produced by JJ Abrams... the birds were soaring majestically, just ahead of a large blast wave, lit from behind by lens flares and huge explosions.  It was epic!
 
2021-11-05 9:17:46 AM  

OldRod: BizarreMan: They flew to the other side of the earth.

And Michael Bay filmed it, produced by JJ Abrams... the birds were soaring majestically, just ahead of a large blast wave, lit from behind by lens flares and huge explosions.  It was epic!


Bird runs for life (epic explosions)
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2021-11-05 9:37:24 AM  
It's right there in the headline subby, it was a dinosaur killer not a bird killer.  Had it been a bird-killing asteroid we'd still have dinosaurs duh.
 
2021-11-05 9:57:24 AM  
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The dinosaur museum in thermopolis, Wyoming is pretty awesome.   I snapped this photo there, which shows which dinosaurs evolved into birds.  It's pretty cool to read all the stuff dealing with dinosaurs.
 
2021-11-05 10:04:55 AM  
Greater intelligence allows a species to adapt to rapid change.  However, intelligence comes with a resource cost, so it is selected against if not needed.

This is why human brains have been shrinking since the hunter gatherer days.  Your average American doesn't need a big brain to go to the pub and drink beer.

Ironically, this means that the more industrialized we become, the less capable of dealing with the ramifications of industrialization we become.
 
2021-11-05 10:11:06 AM  
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2021-11-05 10:41:38 AM  
We'll get 'em this time around.
 
2021-11-05 10:43:27 AM  
The Weeners was "they few away."

Well done, Fark. Well done.
 
2021-11-05 10:52:49 AM  
The dinosaurs where not killed by a 'asteroid' ...

They were simply replaced by mammals. Small warm blooded creatures.

They loved eggs and would steal eggs from Dino Nests.
And as you know a raw egg is pretty disgusting.

So, these small intelligent creatures would roll the eggs to hot springs and lightly cook them.
And they'd invent tools to retrieve them ...and feast on the lightly cooked dino egg.
These mammals were known as poachers.
 
2021-11-05 11:13:07 AM  
given that no toothed birds survived Chicxulub one might guess that some seed eating beaked birds survived because they could still find seeds, while the prey such as small lizards that teeth help catch was hard to find.

This idea is commonly proposed.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-birds-survived-and-dinosaurs-went-extinct-after-asteroid-hit-earth-180975801/
Paleontologists think that beaks may have given birds an advantage over other creatures
 
2021-11-05 11:15:46 AM  

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And the ghosts of the dinosaurs were satisfied with their legacy, and that despite 65 million years of evolution, the mammals still had some catching-up to do.
 
2021-11-05 11:51:11 AM  

tdyak: [Fark user image image 425x318]
The dinosaur museum in thermopolis, Wyoming is pretty awesome.   I snapped this photo there, which shows which dinosaurs evolved into birds.  It's pretty cool to read all the stuff dealing with dinosaurs.


Which ones did Jesus own?
 
2021-11-05 11:59:05 AM  

tdyak: [Fark user image image 425x318]
The dinosaur museum in thermopolis, Wyoming is pretty awesome.   I snapped this photo there, which shows which dinosaurs evolved into birds.  It's pretty cool to read all the stuff dealing with dinosaurs.


For me the coolest thing is it showing how many bones of the dinosaur in question have been found.

I for one tend to forget that fossils of an entire animal are exceedingly rare.
 
2021-11-05 12:45:24 PM  

optikeye: The dinosaurs where not killed by a 'asteroid' ...

They were simply replaced by mammals. Small warm blooded creatures.

They loved eggs and would steal eggs from Dino Nests.
And as you know a raw egg is pretty disgusting.

So, these small intelligent creatures would roll the eggs to hot springs and lightly cook them.
And they'd invent tools to retrieve them ...and feast on the lightly cooked dino egg.
These mammals were known as poachers.


Sunny side up was more their style. Poaching was invented until the pleiscine.
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2021-11-05 12:54:45 PM  
Probably the ones that could and did live in caves, like rats and cockroaches and stuff.
 
2021-11-05 1:28:56 PM  

goodncold: tdyak: [Fark user image image 425x318]
The dinosaur museum in thermopolis, Wyoming is pretty awesome.   I snapped this photo there, which shows which dinosaurs evolved into birds.  It's pretty cool to read all the stuff dealing with dinosaurs.

Which ones did Jesus own?


The Thorn Bird?
 
2021-11-05 1:29:49 PM  
Birds were not invented until 1956.

citation: https://birdsarentreal.com/pages/the-history
 
2021-11-05 1:59:35 PM  
They flew to the moon with the Canada geese
 
2021-11-05 2:03:12 PM  
They suddenly appeared when he was near.
 
2021-11-05 2:13:29 PM  
I don't know how doves survive now.  They can't comprehend how a bird feeder works, make nests that fall apart, and lay eggs out in the middle of the street.
 
2021-11-05 2:37:06 PM  
Useless article. With major ecological destruction, even having more advanced brains doesn't explain how they would survive the initial firestorm, or what food they could live on afterward. That's the real mystery.
 
2021-11-05 3:11:50 PM  

Marcos P: They flew to the moon with the Canada geese


Don't be ridiculous. Canada Geese would prefer to kill (if they could) you, and anything else that gets close to them. They are assholes.
 
2021-11-05 3:26:30 PM  
The survivors had a wulst, duh.
 
2021-11-05 4:03:02 PM  
Duck and Cover
 
2021-11-05 4:34:21 PM  

turbocucumber: They suddenly appeared when he was near.


Well done :)
 
2021-11-05 6:18:20 PM  
A scarcity of resources favoured the small animals.
 
2021-11-05 7:59:22 PM  

SumoJeb: Birds were not invented until 1956.

citation: https://birdsarentreal.com/pages/the-history


That website has a great deal of logical and consistent errors

Of course birds exist. Well, existed. We have plenty of records of them, extensive enough not even Nixon and the CIA could feasibly have fabricated them. But remember Silent Spring? The birds had been dying out from industrialization, and the government used this as an opportunity to replace the birds with spies without having Americans suspect. Carson's movement allayed suspicion by allowing their apparent population recovery to be ascribed to environmentalism so the new buoyed numbers of birds wouldn't be suspicious.
 
2021-11-05 9:41:11 PM  
They survived by not dying.
 
2021-11-05 11:23:02 PM  
This was my 10,000th greenlight. Just want to say I thank you all for liking my submissions and I look forward to continuing to bring the good word for all of you. Here's to 10,000 more.
 
2021-11-05 11:40:48 PM  

kdawg7736: This was my 10,000th greenlight. Just want to say I thank you all for liking my submissions and I look forward to continuing to bring the good word for all of you. Here's to 10,000 more.


You need a hobby. Really bad.
 
2021-11-06 12:14:46 AM  

kdawg7736: This was my 10,000th greenlight. Just want to say I thank you all for liking my submissions and I look forward to continuing to bring the good word for all of you. Here's to 10,000 more.


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/the shiat up with which he's put.
//presses F for respect.
///gratz!
 
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