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#1    Saru

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:57 AM

The pre-mammalian rodent-like creature is offering new insights in to how our distant ancestors lived.

Live Science said:

An extremely well-preserved rodentlike fossil recently discovered in China provides some of the best evidence yet for how the earliest human ancestors lived.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 01:33 PM

I bet they were as wily as the rodents today.


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Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:48 AM

Er.............


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Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:50 AM

seems larger than the typical rat.

a Rodent of unusual size, if you will.

I don't believe in them

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 03:13 AM

View PostSkepticalB, on 09 August 2013 - 01:50 AM, said:

seems larger than the typical rat.

a Rodent of unusual size, if you will.

I don't believe in them


I have a pet rat the size of a football!  lol  :yes:

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 05:07 AM

And if I ever came across it you'd see a large man scream like a little girl.

Battle isn't wordplay.  It's skill and precision.  Get it? I'm better.


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Posted 10 August 2013 - 12:40 PM

View PostSkepticalB, on 09 August 2013 - 05:07 AM, said:

And if I ever came across it you'd see a large man scream like a little girl.

Lol!

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:17 AM

View PostLava_Lady, on 08 August 2013 - 01:33 PM, said:

I bet they were as wily as the rodents today.

I think the fact you typed that pretty much proves it :)

View PostSkepticalB, on 09 August 2013 - 01:50 AM, said:

seems larger than the typical rat.

a Rodent of unusual size, if you will.

I don't believe in them
NICE!  
But, if you are ever in Tucson hit me up, you can visit my friend's capybara =P
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capybara

Edited by cacoseraph, 03 September 2013 - 04:19 AM.


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:33 AM

View Postcacoseraph, on 03 September 2013 - 04:17 AM, said:



I think the fact you typed that pretty much proves it :)


NICE!  
But, if you are ever in Tucson hit me up, you can visit my friend's capybara =P
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capybara

Uncalled for insult by a total stranger... nice.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:47 AM

View PostLava_Lady, on 03 September 2013 - 04:33 AM, said:

Uncalled for insult by a total stranger... nice.

I... think you didn't follow that one through all the way.  If the predecessors of our species hadn't been quite as wily then our species probably wouldn't be here... yeah?


Unless you were talking about my response to Skep?  In which case that was a heartfelt NICE to a Princess Bride ref followed up with a legit invitation to visit with the largest rodent species extant in the world today.


So clearly, I am just awful.


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:48 AM

View Postcacoseraph, on 03 September 2013 - 04:47 AM, said:

I... think you didn't follow that one through all the way.  If the predecessors of our species hadn't been quite as wily then our species probably wouldn't be here... yeah?


Unless you were talking about my response to Skep?  In which case that was a heartfelt NICE to a Princess Bride ref followed up with a legit invitation to visit with the largest rodent species extant in the world today.


So clearly, I am just awful.

I don't really care.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:57 AM

View PostLava_Lady, on 03 September 2013 - 04:48 AM, said:

I don't really care.

Obviously.  But, I forgive you.  ;)





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