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T-Rex Bigger and Hungrier Than Previously Thought 104

Posted by samzenpus
from the super-size-my-dinosaur dept.
gpronger writes "Researchers John Hutchinson (Royal Veterinary College in London) and Peter Makovicky (Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago) built digital models of a T-Rex and then added flesh using the structure of soft tissues in birds and crocodiles as a guide. This allowed them to project body mass. By doing this for a number of specimens of different age and size, they could also evaluate growth. At maximum, the adolescents could add 11 pounds in weight in a single day. The adult was found to be 30% heavier than earlier estimates, at more than 9 tons. With this size and appetite, they would need a large range, and therefore also be relatively rare in the ecosystem of the time."
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T-Rex Bigger and Hungrier Than Previously Thought

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  • by GodfatherofSoul (174979) on Thursday October 13, 2011 @12:36AM (#37698312)

    It's big-boned

  • by antifoidulus (807088) on Thursday October 13, 2011 @12:52AM (#37698380) Homepage Journal
    Well, this new evidence certainly makes this scene [wikipedia.org] a lot less hot....
  • by antifoidulus (807088) on Thursday October 13, 2011 @01:13AM (#37698444) Homepage Journal
    Maybe it's just covered in hot grits?

    Well, we do know as a fact that it is naked and petrified.....
  • by Antisyzygy (1495469) on Thursday October 13, 2011 @02:14AM (#37698630)

    This clearly shows God's divine hand in the creation of the dinosaurs, as us simple humans can't even get it right. It proves unequivocally that scientists don't even know what the hell they are doing. If we can't even trust their mangling of God's creations of Crocodile, Bird and Dinosaur, how can we even trust their so-called "Carbon Dating" witchcraft? Obviously scientists' inherent atheist devil-worship is to blame for letting them act as tools of Satan. Serpents were said to exist, in fact they are partially the cause of the downfall of man when he ate from the tree of knowledge. The inherent weakness of women enables temptation to take root, and the inherent protectionist and paternal nature of Man made him weak to his wife's request to partake out of the love such superiority brings.

    The Bible is the only 100% true thing in existence. Its been verified time and time again, through the creation of Adam, and Eve from his spareribs as proven by the "Eve" mitochondrial theory, to Noah's flood, as proven by the ice-shield that surrounded the Earth (after all, what else would block the UV rays to let Noah and Abraham live to be hundreds of years old?), to Jesus our-lord-and-savior who has been proven to exist via numerous secondary documents in the Roman Empire. There is so much science in the Bible that us minions of God have recently discovered, Did you know that the Bible even predicted the discovery of bacteria?

    "And ... neither shall you eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; you shall cast it to the dogs" (Exodus 22:31)

    How could a multiple Millenia old collection of documents predict such things without microscopes if it weren't for the divine insight of God? Clearly, the Bible is the only 100% true thing in existence. It is absurd to think otherwise. Science can't touch God. Jesus died for your sins, so you would no longer have to sacrifice your livestock. Such a loving God we have, letting us spare our livestock so we may not go hungry by sacrificing his only Son. Repent sinners, you will one day face judgement!

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