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'Biggest dinosaur ever' discovered
BBC ^ | 16 May 2014 | James Morgan

Posted on 05/17/2014 10:54:58 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne

Based on its huge thigh bones, it was 40m (130ft) long and 20m (65ft) tall.

Weighing in at 77 tonnes, it was as heavy as 14 African elephants, and seven tonnes heavier than the previous record holder, Argentinosaurus.

Scientists believe it is a new species of titanosaur - an enormous herbivore dating from the Late Cretaceous period.

A local farm worker first stumbled on the remains in the desert near La Flecha, about 250km (135 miles) west of Trelew, Patagonia.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: bigasaurus; dinosaur; dinosaurs; gigantisaur; godsgravesglyphs; holycrapasaur; paleontology
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130 feet long, 65 feet tall. Must have done nothing except eat, all day long.

1 posted on 05/17/2014 10:54:58 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne
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To: Izzy Dunne
Must have done nothing except eat, all day long.

Oh?

It was a welfare recipient?

2 posted on 05/17/2014 11:00:52 AM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: Izzy Dunne
'Biggest dinosaur ever'

I think this distinction goes to Hillary.

3 posted on 05/17/2014 11:01:15 AM PDT by ~Peter
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To: ~Peter

no , it’s the Obama Administration


4 posted on 05/17/2014 11:03:49 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Izzy Dunne
Yeah..

But just think of the size of the dog that buried that bone...

5 posted on 05/17/2014 11:04:16 AM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

That is one huge critter.


6 posted on 05/17/2014 11:06:18 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Don't tell me, I'll tell you.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Now that’s a drumstick!


7 posted on 05/17/2014 11:06:59 AM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: ~Peter
The article says they haven't named it yet.

So it can be Hillarysaurus.

8 posted on 05/17/2014 11:07:44 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Izzy Dunne

That is like the Mammoth bones we find around here frequently, it looks like it is actual bone, rather than fossilized material.
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9 posted on 05/17/2014 11:08:39 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Izzy Dunne
Based on its huge thigh bones...

They're going to name it 'Hillary'.

10 posted on 05/17/2014 11:09:07 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: DakotaGator

Not drumstick, a thigh.


11 posted on 05/17/2014 11:09:37 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Izzy Dunne

that’s a great picture.


12 posted on 05/17/2014 11:10:46 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: editor-surveyor

Even better.

Think KFC will add it to their lineup?!


13 posted on 05/17/2014 11:10:52 AM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: Izzy Dunne

done nothing except eat and - look out, don’t step in that. You’ll never get out alive.


14 posted on 05/17/2014 11:11:01 AM PDT by DManA
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To: null and void

I’m sure it had hobbies.


15 posted on 05/17/2014 11:12:54 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Izzy Dunne

I know I know.. and it waded in the ocean and fed on Megalopelous Sharks.. and Blue Whales..

I prefer the Babe the Ox Story.. and watching Barry Half-White LIE like a stand up comedian and
seeing Matthews get a funny grin on his face when the trickle up his leg begins... while he does it..

There is much comedy to be had these days..


16 posted on 05/17/2014 11:12:56 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: DManA

What was it Dr. Malcolm said?


17 posted on 05/17/2014 11:14:27 AM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: Izzy Dunne
Scientists believe it is a new species of titanosaur

A new species...or a newly discovered species?

18 posted on 05/17/2014 11:21:34 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: DakotaGator

>> “Think KFC will add it to their lineup?” <<

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Nah!

Not enough unhealthy vegetable oils in it to make their grade.
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19 posted on 05/17/2014 11:22:34 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Jonty30

>> “I’m sure it had hobbies.” <<

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Yep!

It ate Salt Marsh Harvest Mice as Hors D’Oeuvres.


20 posted on 05/17/2014 11:25:59 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: SunkenCiv

Old stuff ping


21 posted on 05/17/2014 11:28:45 AM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: Izzy Dunne
For you trivia buffs, La Flecha means "the arrow" n Spanish.
What amuses me about this sort of discovery, is that in a few months, some unconfirmed insane "expert" will on the basis of that single bone announce...

What the animals diet was.
What he had for dinner.
The social structure.
The adoption of socialist hierarchy in their society.

How they nurtured their offspring.
How the females were granted equal rights.
How all dinosaurs were equal, and none were more equal than others.
How often they trimmed their nails...

In short, another comical example of Mark Twain's,

Such large returns of conjecture from such small investment in fact.

Some delusional "scientists" believe, absolutely, that their flights of whimsy have equal weight with verifiable fact.

Sort of like what started off as "global cooling" 40 years ago... whatever it's called this week.

22 posted on 05/17/2014 11:28:59 AM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: MUDDOG

Michellasaurous? ;-)


23 posted on 05/17/2014 11:31:52 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Izzy Dunne
Plants and animals must have been doing very well with CO2
levels at 2,300 ppm compared to about 400 ppm we have today.
24 posted on 05/17/2014 11:33:07 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: tbpiper

Perfect!


25 posted on 05/17/2014 11:33:53 AM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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To: tbpiper

Perfect!


26 posted on 05/17/2014 11:34:29 AM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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To: Izzy Dunne
Yeah, but could it swim?


27 posted on 05/17/2014 11:34:30 AM PDT by runfree
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To: publius911

So very true!


28 posted on 05/17/2014 11:36:28 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Izzy Dunne
Since it was an herbivore, just think what the plant life must have been like back then........

I'd sure love to take a time machine trip back into that era.......

29 posted on 05/17/2014 11:37:02 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: editor-surveyor

You’re right. My bad ;-)


30 posted on 05/17/2014 11:38:34 AM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: null and void

Or my monster in law


31 posted on 05/17/2014 11:45:50 AM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: runfree


"You know, you know that when you're in the water, chief? You tell by lookin' from the dorsal to the tail."
32 posted on 05/17/2014 11:49:18 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: NoCmpromiz

Now that’s freaking funny right there!!!


33 posted on 05/17/2014 12:06:32 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: editor-surveyor

“...herbivore...” Probably didn’t eat mice. Probably thought they were fleas.


34 posted on 05/17/2014 12:11:32 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: MUDDOG
So it can be Hillarysaurus.

From the Crustaceous Period

35 posted on 05/17/2014 12:19:23 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Izzy Dunne

It also left behind lots of fertilizer.


36 posted on 05/17/2014 12:31:11 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Izzy Dunne

So — did they find any other bones or just that one??

And based upon that one bone how are they going to guess what it looked like???


37 posted on 05/17/2014 12:38:19 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: rhubarbk

Cankleasaurous?


38 posted on 05/17/2014 12:50:33 PM PDT by tbpiper
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To: Izzy Dunne
 photo WINWIND_zps56f87acf.jpg

39 posted on 05/17/2014 1:00:13 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Izzy Dunne

bump for later


40 posted on 05/17/2014 1:13:01 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Izzy Dunne

How’d they get Dr. Gregory House to pose with it? Too bad it wasn’t 13!


41 posted on 05/17/2014 1:27:07 PM PDT by enraged
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To: rktman

LOL! That has a ring to it!


42 posted on 05/17/2014 1:39:07 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: tbpiper

If they find the ass bone, they’ll name it “mooch-elle”.


43 posted on 05/17/2014 1:40:04 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: digger48

I think you nailed it. Crustaceous Park. Oh boy...


44 posted on 05/17/2014 1:44:26 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: TheOldLady

You must be a really old Lady if you know that!

Just how many hours a day did you watch them eat to be sure that they weren’t eating the protected mice?
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45 posted on 05/17/2014 2:04:21 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Uncle Chip

>> “And based upon that one bone how are they going to guess what it looked like???” <<

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At least they have a whole bone this time!

The constructed “Lucy” out of four small fragments of bone found in four separate holes.
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46 posted on 05/17/2014 2:07:52 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: null and void

If you add the word “sleep” to that,then it would sound like a government employee.


47 posted on 05/17/2014 2:25:06 PM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Scientists in the 18th-19th Century - “The stories of Dragons are all fables, no animal could be that large, and reptiles don’t fly”

Scientist in the 20th and 21st Century - “ We have discovered gigantic dinosaurs, and reptiles with large wingspans”


48 posted on 05/17/2014 2:30:17 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: runfree

Wow. I’ve been watching Godzilla movies all day.


49 posted on 05/17/2014 2:33:57 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: editor-surveyor
A photo of the hundred plus bones discovered with "Lucy" can be seen at this link.
50 posted on 05/17/2014 2:35:42 PM PDT by JimSEA
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