Happy christmas everyone 🎄
Ankylosaurus magniventrishas always been my favorite. Huge (33' and around 8 tons) and one of the spikiest of all ankylosaurs. My favorite dinosaur of all time. I prefer the theory that it's both false head and weapon. Dinosaurs often didn't have great vision so a false head doesn't have to be very convincing. Getting a predator to attack the club would put it in perfect striking range, the tails weren't as flexible as crocodiles or iguanas, and 8 ton giant bearded dragons don't spin on a dime. *promote a *quality beast.
Thanks It took me a minute of looking at it to work it out too. The ropes need to be kept under tension for it to work, and at first glance the four corner pieces are much more obvious than the one doing all the work of holding it up.
That's really cool! But help me understand the physics. 🤔 How is the upper half being held up, is it really just the rope attached to the middle lower wood that's supporting all the weight? *promote
Yeah, wow, that was pretty enlightening and fascinating even. *promote
Congrats on the shiny ruby star
When we visited Iceland, my wife and I hiked all over Dimmuborgir, the home of the Yule lads. It was a maze of caves and canyons with pathways throughout, some more obvious than others. Various placards had information about them and their parents, but I don't recall anything about their cat. *quality mythology
Today is actually summer solstice https://twitter.com/BOM_Vic/status/1208492322721271809 It's not actually too bad here, we're hundreds of kilometres from the NSW fires, although they are so big that the smoke reached New Zealand. Rather weirdly, the smoke even reached Melbourne on Friday due to an inversion layer and unusual wind conditions. Our Bureau of Meteorology provided a video here https://twitter.com/BOM_Vic/status/1207815448571633664 My Sydney based colleagues on the other hand have had air conditions much like Delhi in India (and for similar reasons). In fact my one young colleague who travelled to Delhi for a few weeks probably had better air quality there after rain cleared up the air in Haryana and Delhi!
Oh dear. I knew you were halfway around the world! I am starting that slide into death called being over 65 and I am forgetting all sorts of things now. (I had to stare at my slippers for a full 90 seconds before I could remember the word. I knew they went on my feet though. Not that far gone yet.) So yeah. Summer. We do something similar in about six months -- except it is light at 5 am and the sun sets about 9:45 pm. And never gets to 111. I have been reading about your climate crisis challenges. My heart is breaking for you all.
There are few parts of the globe further from me than the Pacific North Wet It was 44.1°C (111.4°F) here yesterday at 6pm and sunset wasn't until 8:42pm. Sunrise was at 5:55am. But anyway, happy return of the light We have an excess, I'm willing to share.
Dude! Thank you! And Happy Return of the Light to you (if you are in a region where that remark brings a smile to your lips.... I am right next to Canada.... it is dead dark at 7:30 am and 5 pm....)
Thanks, and likewise
*promote *quality *love
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