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Akoto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:38 PM
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Dinosaur found with vacuum-cleaner mouth
Dinosaur found with vacuum-cleaner mouth

By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A dinosaur with a strange jaw designed to hoover-up food grazed in what is now the Sahara Desert 110 million years ago. Remains of the creature that "flabbergasted" paleontologist Paul Sereno went on display Thursday at the headquarters of the National Geographic Society, where they will remain until March.

Sereno and colleagues recovered, assembled and named the creature - Nigersaurus taqueti - that he said seems to break all the rules, yet still existed.

"The biggest eureka moment was when I was sitting at the desk with this jaw," he said. "I was sitting down just looking at it and saw a groove and ... realized that all the teeth were up front."

It's not normally a good idea to have all the teeth in the front of the jaw - hundreds in this case.

Link: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/D/DINO_VACUUM?SITE...
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:40 PM
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1. Oral sex killed off the dinosaurs.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:44 PM
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3. Suckasorous Longtiminus
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:42 PM
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2. I have been fascinated by dinosaurs since I can remember!
This one sounds bird like to me!
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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:44 PM
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4. weird how all the teeth are so straight and almost perfect looking.
cool article!
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:50 PM
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13. He had a better orthodontist than I had, apparently
And better genes to start out with.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:44 PM
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5. That sucks.
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:01 PM
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6. Hmmm.
What else is out there?
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:49 PM
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7. Hmmm, he seems to be enjoying himself


RL
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:02 PM
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8. ....
:spank:

:rofl:
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AwakeAtLast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:55 PM
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9. They're naming it "Dysonaurus"




:evilgrin:
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 08:11 AM
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10. I'd say something about the cast of "Desperate Housewives"
Edited on Sun Nov-18-07 08:12 AM by BlueDogDemocratNH
But that would be wrong.

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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 11:18 AM
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11. why is evey body looking at me?
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carly denise pt deux Donating Member (855 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:49 PM
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12. what's the big deal? Didn't Wilma Flintstone have one?
I vaguely remember using a dino or something to vacuum her floor
Carly
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:54 PM
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14. Male huh?
Edited on Sun Nov-18-07 01:55 PM by CreekDog
disclaimer: i did not choose my retarded avatar
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 02:05 PM
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15. Hooversaurus, Sux?
Edited on Sun Nov-18-07 02:19 PM by SoCalDem
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