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6.5-foot tall penguin fossils


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#1    Ashotep

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:12 AM

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Argentine experts have discovered the fossils of a two-meter (6.5 foot) tall penguin that lived in Antarctica 34 million years ago.

Paleontologists find 6.5-foot tall penguin fossils in Antarctica

That is one big penguin, not the kind you would want to cuddle.


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Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:17 AM

hahahahahahahaha sweet :tsu:

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:53 AM

Awesome. I wonder what made these animals grow so much larger than the mammals we have today. I dont buy that it just was that there were more food around then.

Besides a 2m penguin there was another crazy bird called Demon-Duck Of Doom. It was around 2,5 to 3m tall (8 to almost 10 feet).
Despite its name it wasn't a duck you wanna mess with. The birdie was carnivorous and pretty fast.



Some might get this kind of image in front of you when you hear the name>>>


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But it was more like the Emu, but much much bigger.>>>

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:27 AM

 EllJay, on 22 November 2012 - 02:53 AM, said:

Awesome. I wonder what made these animals grow so much larger than the mammals we have today. I dont buy that it just was that there were more food around then.



there was a time when insects were huge, due to higher o2 level,  I believe food can be a reason, specific plant or animal that they ate all their lives, or condition to which they were exposed to all their life, altered their size, what was it exactly i have no clue.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 04:56 AM

Were they blind by any chance? (At the Mountains of Madness reference)

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:31 AM

Yeah, that's a good question. Why were there many supersized creatures back then, but not so much now.


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Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:41 AM

One joke goes down the drain....


A visibly shaken man staggers into a bar. He asks the bartender
for a double Jack Daniel's. After downing the first drink, he
proceeds to down two more doubles.

The bartender becomes concerned and asks the man what is the
problem. The man mumbles that it's not important, that no one can
help him anyway. The man then orders a fourth drink, and again the
bartender asks if there is anything he can do.

This time the mans says, "Yeah, there is something you can do.
Answer me a question. How big is a penguin?"

The bartender holds his hand about three feet off the ground and
says, "About this high. Why?"

"Damn, I think I just ran over a nun."


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:49 AM

That's a funny story Abramelin maybe it really was a penguin instead of a nun.


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:52 PM

At 6.5 foot tall, you'd have a job to p...p...pick up that penguin!

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