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From: IBEWLINEMAN DelphiPlus Member IconJul-23 4:15 AM 
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Think That The T Rex Was A Fearsome Predator? Might Want To Reconsider

 

Forget everything that Jurassic Park portrayed about fearsome predators, because CBS News reported Tuesday that the Tyrannosaurus Rex could not even chase its prey.

Researchers in Germany and the U.S. discovered that, when in its prime, a T. rex could only run at speeds of approximately 16.8 mph. Most scientists originally believed that the T. rex could run at speeds of 45 mph, according to the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution. In comparison, the Velociraptor, as portrayed in the Jurassic Park films, would have been able to run at 33.6 mph.

“The T-Rex that we see in the movies is a speedster that races down its prey—and sometimes even cars, in the case of Jurassic Park. For the last 15 years or so paleontologists have been arguing that this view is incorrect, and T-Rex was probably a lot slower,” said paleontologist and biologist Steve Brusatte, according to Newsweek.

Through the use of computer modeling for how a T. rex could hypothetically run, the research concluded that running was not physiologically possible and would have resulted in broken legs, according to research in the journal PeerJ.

 

 
From: SIERRATANGO1Jul-23 11:02 AM 
To: IBEWLINEMAN DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 12) 
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   ....even so, should I receive a notice in the mail telling me I've just won complimentary tickets to the new and improved Jurassic Park,  I think I'll  pass....

 

 

 
From: justbobkcJul-23 11:39 AM 
To: IBEWLINEMAN DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 12) 
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This ties in with one of the older theories that T-Rex was most probably just a vulture - a carrion eater. The very small arms - really useless - and the extremely large nasal passages and "smell" apparatus supports this view. Not being able to run does, as well.

 

 
From: IBEWLINEMAN DelphiPlus Member IconJul-23 12:20 PM 
To: SIERRATANGO1  (4 of 12) 
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same here

 

 
From: IBEWLINEMAN DelphiPlus Member IconJul-23 12:20 PM 
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I agree - 

 

 
From: little tulip (susanp1963) DelphiPlus Member IconJul-23 1:13 PM 
To: IBEWLINEMAN DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 12) 
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16.8 mph is still faster than I can run so as far as I'm concerned, the point is moot.

 

 
From: IBEWLINEMAN DelphiPlus Member IconJul-23 2:12 PM 
To: little tulip (susanp1963) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (7 of 12) 
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LOL

 

 
From: twister147Jul-23 4:45 PM 
To: little tulip (susanp1963) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (8 of 12) 
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As long as you canrun faster than at least one of the other people being chased, you should be ok ;)

 

 
From: GARYRT DelphiPlus Member IconJul-23 7:08 PM 
To: little tulip (susanp1963) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (9 of 12) 
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......and I'd be a ready snack with my walker.

 

 
From: Deplorable Roadie (RoadieFan)Jul-24 9:28 AM 
To: little tulip (susanp1963) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (10 of 12) 
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LOL

 

How are you liking KC Susan?

  • Edited July 24, 2017 9:28 am  by  Deplorable Roadie (RoadieFan)
 

 
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