Monday, March 31, 2008

Horny Vegetarian Update

Beach dinosaur a horny vegetarian with frills - 26 Mar 2008 - NZ Herald: Science News from New Zealand and around the World: "Scientists have discovered a new species of plant-eating dinosaur in Mexico whose large neck frill and three giant horns helped it attract mates and fight predators on a jungly beach 72 million years ago.

Mexico's Coahuila desert - now rocky and cactus-filled - was once covered by ocean where dinosaurs of all kinds thrived along the coast and hid from a giant relative of the fierce predator tyrannosaurus rex.

Palaeontologists say they have found evidence of a new species here related to the triceratops, known to have the largest head of any animal ever to have walked the earth."

3 comments:

Doc Quatermass said...

This story was on the same page as the dinosaur story:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=82&objectid=10500230

When I was a kid they were called "nigger toes" until this bratty little kid named Gwen Partridge moved into the neighborhood and made us clean up our act. :-)

http://www.realage.com/ct/tips/5381

Bill Crider said...

My mother loved Brazil nuts. I prefer almonds, though.

Doc Quatermass said...

I'm a walnut man myself, but buy almonds (wifey's favorite) and try to eat a handful every few days since both nuts have great health benefits. I went out and ate three small Brazil nuts from a mix I bought at Sam's Club before Christmas and has been languishing in a bowl on the kitchen counter. Seemed a bit stale but the squirrels won't be as fussy. I'll buy fresh.