Feb. 10th, 2010

Science!

Feb. 10th, 2010 10:50 am
laurelin_kit: (transmogrification - me)
The Biology of B-Movie Monsters:

A fivefold increase in height implies a 25-fold increase in bone cross-sectional area and a 125-fold increase in body mass; the stress on the bones thus should be about five times greater than the stress on a normal gorilla's bones. But, remember, according to Andy Biewener's data, a safety factor of five is extreme for mammals; Kong's excessive body size should have exhausted the safety factor. True, Kong stands a bit straighter than the average gorilla so he may gain a bit of the safety factor back, but it's clear that he's pushing the envelope. Is that why he has such a short fuse and is always roaring and bashing things? Not only does he continually run the risk of breaking his legs, but undoubtedly his feet hurt.


Dino tail feathers were carrot colored, study says: Conan O'Brien the dinosaur, apparently.
laurelin_kit: (himym - barney suicide - _jems_)
LOOK THIS IS REALLY NERDY AND IT'S LIKE MY CURRENT SELF REWOUND IN TIME BACK TO TALK TO MY 2004 SELF THAT WAS REALLY INTO PHANTOM.

HERE BE SPOILERS FOR THAT PHANTOM SEQUEL WHICH IS AWFUL (also, gifs) )
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Rob: Ah, now the sow's coming down a little more
Rob: but it's supposed to stop at six
Rob: *snow
Rob: but for the record
Rob: female pigs are also coming down from the sky
Rob: I should be more concerned about this
Rob: than I am

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