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The Brontosaurus never existed

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 05:03 PM

It may have something to do with all those Brontosaurus burgers everyone's favorite modern stone-age family ate, but when you think of a giant dinosaur with a tiny head and long, swooping tail, the Brontosaurus is probably what you're seeing in your mind.

Well hold on: Scientifically speaking, there's no such thing as a Brontosaurus.

Even if you knew that, you may not know how the fictional dinosaur came to star in the prehistoric landscape of popular imagination for so long.

http://www.npr.org/2...ted?ft=1&f=1007

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 05:11 PM

NPR.org? Never even heard of it. Is it like The Onion?


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Posted 24 December 2012 - 05:17 PM

What people think of as the Brontosaurus existed, but it was really an Apatosaurus.

More of a synonym at this point, at least in popular culture.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 05:26 PM

Well..it is quite possible the Brontosaurus never existed. After all, these fossils have undergone many reconstructions over the years especially when more complete skeletons were uncovered.

I'm not really surprised though.
Maybe someday we'll find that the T-Rex never existed either (could happen)


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Posted 24 December 2012 - 05:30 PM

Who came up with the idea of giving a name to something that didn't exist ?  Why call Hamburghers, Ham when there is no such creature ?

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 05:39 PM

Just don't tell me Santa Claus doesn't exist.


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Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:14 PM

Yeah right, next thing I'm going to be told is that Pluto's not a planet.


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Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:17 PM

View PostHerectic, on 24 December 2012 - 05:11 PM, said:

NPR.org? Never even heard of it. Is it like The Onion?

National Public Radio, I believe. It's like America's CBC.


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Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:18 PM

I remember hearing about this a while ago. Bound to happen I suppose when it comes to extinct animals.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:42 PM

See? Proof that these Evolutionists have been lying all along. :innocent:

View Postspud the mackem, on 24 December 2012 - 05:30 PM, said:

Who came up with the idea of giving a name to something that didn't exist ?  Why call Hamburghers, Ham when there is no such creature ?
I presume it's after the city, like Frankfurters.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:04 PM

Thats interesting

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:10 PM

View Post747400, on 24 December 2012 - 06:42 PM, said:

See? Proof that these Evolutionists have been lying all along. :innocent:


I presume it's after the city, like Frankfurters.
   Sorry Bro Hamburghers were not invented in Hamburg, they first turned up in the U.S.A.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:51 AM

Brontosaurus was a made up name for the Flintstones..


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Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:47 AM

View Postspud the mackem, on 24 December 2012 - 10:10 PM, said:

Sorry Bro Hamburghers were not invented in Hamburg, they first turned up in the U.S.A.
Oh, it was invented in the U.S., like the Balti was invented in England, but


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Posted ImageThe Hamburger is named after Hamburg, Germany
The term hamburger originally derives from Hamburg,[2] Germany's second largest city, from which many people emigrated to the United States. In High German, Burg means fortified settlement or fortified refuge; and is a widespread component of place names. Hamburger can be a descriptive noun in German, referring to someone from Hamburg (compare London → Londoner) or an adjective describing something from Hamburg. Similarly, frankfurter and wiener, names for other meat-based foods, are also used in Germany and Austria as descriptive nouns for people and as adjectives for things from the cities of Frankfurt and Wien (Vienna), respectively. The term "burger" is associated with many different types of sandwiches similar to a (ground beef) hamburger, using different meats, such as a buffalo burger, venison, kangaroo, turkey, elk, lamb, salmon burger or veggie burger.[3]





... sorry, Pedant mode is now off.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:20 PM

Well, many believe that the Hamburger derived from this hamburgian snack:
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Rundstück warm. It is also available with a flat meatball (Frikadelle).

Former inhabitants of Hamburg supposedly brought this to the States, and it finally became the Hamburger we now know.





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