Monday, November 07, 2005

Happy birthday velociraptor

This day holds to each and every one of us, the very meaning of evolution. On this day in 1924 Henry Osborn published the first description of Velociraptor.

Happy birthday raptor.

Onto some cheap unscientific entertainment. See this kick-ass trailer of a king-kong tyrannosaurus rex fight on top of the empire state building.


AlanK said...

nice picture of the raptor

also the empire state building, could be worse might have been godzilla

Ishwar said...

I don't understand what people see in Godzilla!

The giant ant that I had imagined when I was 10 had better characteristics than Godzilla's.

* His iconic design (a charcoal-colored dinosaur-like figure with small pointed ears, rough bumpy scales, powerful tail, and bony white dorsal fins shaped like maple leaves).
* He is virtually indestructible, impervious to all modern weaponry.
* He shoots a powerful atomic ray, usually blue but in some films red, from his mouth (which is ominously signalled when his dorsal fins glow in the same color as the atomic ray).
* In the American Movie he looks like a large, spiked Spinosaurus with a Tyrannosaurus rex head.

Parii said...

It's not the raptor's birthday, merely the day its description was published. :-)