Elektrakosh blogged
Mar 31, 18 2:33am

As I don't have broadband yet I won't be able to. I miss my Raptor "Talon". I hope I don't have to restart although I suspect I will have to. And I possibly have to buy Scorched Earth too. I had a squadron of wyvern. Nevermind, eh?
Elektrakosh blogged
Mar 29, 18 4:48am

Trying Mastic gum.

If you are allergic to cashews and/or Pistachios do not try this as it may set off your allergic reaction.

Why I'm trying it.
So having no way of getting unsweetened gum in the UK plus having the added benefit of possibly calming GORD and kicking any possible H. Pylori (ulcer causing bacteria), I decided to try this.

The taste and texture.
It is crunchy and fragments when you chew it and begins to bind into a tough gum turning white. It tastes like pine or how you would imagine pine disinfectant may taste like without the bitterness. You get used to the taste as it seems to fade a little, If you hate the taste of pine, this may not be for you.

Longevity.
If you chew for chewing's sake this will last ages. The pine taste will be delicate throughout, possibly fading entirely (chewed this for an hour and taste was delicate).

That's it. I will put this on my wishlist!
Elektrakosh blogged
Mar 27, 18 9:32am

Why do some folk friend me then want things? Seriously, I just got that today. I may do a friend clearance as I'm sure these folk are just out to get freebies (pokemon especially).

Don't be afraid just to chat. I may have mental health problems and I won't bite or drop a giant laser beam on your head. You know, because you're too far away and sitting at a computer possibly half the world away (plus I don't have access to life erasing weapons).
I'm not great at starting conversations via PM system as I'm awkward. I understand if you unclick me from your friend roster.
EpicRaptorMan blogged
Mar 27, 18 12:22am

Fossils belonging to prehistoric creatures have been discovered for thousands upon thousands of years! In China, various fossils were believed to have been fire breathing dragons. While in Europe they were thought to have been giants or other biblical beasts. In this article we will learn about the first dinosaurs to ever be identified by science!

The First
The first dinosaur to be discovered was uncovered in the limestone quarry at Cornwell near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. This single bone was then delivered to the professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford; Robert Plot. A year later, in 1677, Plot successfully classified the bone as the femur of a large animal. But what large animal exactly? This femur was too large to belong to any known species. So, Robert Plot concluded that it was a portion of a giant's leg; a giant similar to Goliath from the Bible.
Now jumping ahead by a few years to a time between 1815 and 1824 a geology professor at Oxford by the name William Buckland gathered more fossils ad described this animal as a new species in a scientific journal -- Megalosaurus.

The Second
Meanwhile, in 1822, some large fossilized teeth were discovered by Mary Ann Mantell; the wife of the English geologist Gideon Mantell.
At first, the Royal Society of London dismissed these findings as the teeth from a fish or perhaps a rhinoceros. Convinced, Gideon Mantell was sure that he had something different so he seeked the help of Samuel Stutchbury, an English naturalist and geologist, in September 1824. Stutchbury pointed out that these fossilized teeth resembled those of an iguana; a ginormous iguana to be exact. With this new information Gideon Mantell eventually settled on a name for the beast -- Iguanodon or "iguana-tooth." Mantell formerly published his findings on Feburary 10, 1825 when presenting a paper to the Royal Society of London.

The Third
A letter written by Gideon Mantell was sent to the Professor Benjamin Silliman on July 20, 1832. Inside this letter Mantell described that when a gunpowder explosion had destroyed a quarry rock face in Tilgate Forest it revealed the bones of a saurian. A local fossil dealer assembled together approximately fifty pieces before Mantell purchased them. Luckily for Mantell these pieces were able to form together a partially articulated skeleton. And it was a matter of time before others pointed out the presence of plates and spikes. This one had body armor!
In November of that same year Mantell decided to create a new generic name: Hylaeosaurus. When compared to Megalosaurus and Iguanodon, Hylaeosaurus was the most bizarre but it never received the same popularity as the other two.

Introducing: Dinosauria
And at long last, in 1842, the English paleontologist Richard Owen published a general account for the group of Mesozoic terrestrial reptiles and coined the name Dinosauria from Greek δεινός (deinos) "terrible, powerful, wondrous" + σαῦρος (sauros) "lizard". Richard Owen used three genera of reptiles as a baseline for this new taxon: the carnivorous Megalosaurus, the herbivorous Iguanodon, and the armored Hylaeosaurus.
Elektrakosh blogged
Mar 26, 18 6:54am

Good lord, where did he get those peepers? Makes me wonder if the Ultra Recon Squad are a family unit.Those faint amber eyes may be the effect of living in a dark world.

Moggie blogged
Mar 16, 18 9:02pm

I'm genuinely upset at this point. 2 shiny snivys yet neither with contrary..

 

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EpicRaptorMan blogged
Mar 9, 18 3:11am


Dinosaurs are reptiles, but what distinguishes them from other reptiles such as lizards and crocodiles? Well, the answer to this question is rather quite simple. It is all in the hips.
Most reptiles such as lizards and crocodiles have sprawling or semi-sprawling legs with their hips being nearly parallel to the ground. Dinosaur legs, on the other hand, are positioned directly beneath their bodies; similar to a human. This new stature is all thanks to an opening in the hip socket. This evolutionary design gave early dinosaurs the cutting edge over other reptiles whom lacked the hole in the hip. Dinosaurs were faster, more agile, and had greater stamina when compared to the relatively sluggish reptiles that lived along side them.

During their long reign, dinosaurs shared the planet with a multitude of other prehistoric creatures. Marine reptiles such as the plesiosaurs and ichthyosaurs in addition to the flying reptiles -- the pterosaurs. But do not be mistaken as these were not dinosaurs because they lacked the unique hip placement. Marine reptiles were simply reptiles that adapted to an aquatic lifestyle during the Mesozoic Era and pterosaurs could be seen as cousins to the dinosaurs that branched off from a common ancestor.


Clades of Dinosaurs
Dinosauria can be split into two large clades, the Saurischians ("lizard-hipped") and the Ornithischians ("bird-hipped").
Saurischians possessed a three-pronged pelvic structure with the pubis aiming forward. Examples of Saurischians include Tyrannosaurus, Velociraptor, and Brachiosaurus. While Ornithischians had their pubis rotated backwards, parallel to the ischium, giving the animal a four-pronged structure. Examples of Ornithischians include Stegosaurus, Parasaurolophus, and Triceratops.

Saurischia hip on the left. Ornithischia hip on the right.
Elektrakosh blogged
Mar 7, 18 4:45am

I have found that I really cannot fit in here. Yes, I post silly statuses and post jokes but that is to cheer you guys up. Someone somewhere may need to smile, yes? I see the interaction between folk here and wish I could do the same.

Having apergers is tough and I'm isolated (socially) with frequent depression and anxiety that likes to crop up and make things even worse.
At the moment I am having such an episode and communication with everyone is a challenge. This one cannot step into a conversation.
Please forgive me for not being good company.
Moggie blogged
Mar 6, 18 9:56am

Finally... but...it has overgrow..
I spent so lonG AND IT HAS OVERGROW WHYYYYY

I'm gonna have to hunt again. This is painful. I'm so sad rn thiS IS TOO MUCH
BuddhaMew blogged
Mar 6, 18 9:48am

Looking for a trustworthy trading partner for Pokemon Sun. I hope to connect with someone who is faithful to trade-based evolution needs and will return pokemon to their original owners. I want to make a commitment to you in helping you with your trade needs as a real player. For any type of pokemon. I do not support people who trade for value, power, or levels. Just a friendly support partner who is willing to share pokemon together, and help with evolutions. I am a casual player, I genuinely do not care about your status.
EpicRaptorMan blogged
Mar 2, 18 11:53pm


Death is often viewed as an eternal slumber, but a human can only imagine. But for the past 140,000,000 years this little dinosaur has been trapped in its sleep.

Mei long means "soundly sleeping dragon" and was a duck-sized troodontid. It was originally uncovered by paleontologists in Liaoing, China in 2004. But what really caught everyone's attention was that M. long died, undisturbed, in its sleep.
The holotype, IVPP V12733, was a mere juvenile at the time of its death. This critter was only twenty-one inches in length, but was complete and well preserved in three-dimensional detail. The hind limbs were neatly folded below the body while the youngster's snout was comfortably nuzzled beneath one of the forelimbs. This sleeping position bares a striking resemblance to that of modern birds which strengthens the theory that birds are the descendants of maniraptoran dinosaurs.
A second individual was unearthed, DNHM D2154, also appears to have died in its sleep.

Although the real question is just how did Mei die?
Mark Norell, an American paleontologist who participated in discovering the original specimen believes that M. long could've been a victim of noxious gas such as carbon monoxide. This would explain why the dinosaur died undisturbed. Norell also speculates that M. long was buried quickly as a result of a nearby volcanic eruption since there is a lot of ash in the surrounding sediments.
Luciano700 blogged
Feb 24, 18 11:34pm

Just went out to eat with my family[including my grandparents who are visiting us out of town] to eat at this place called Dragon Chinese bistro, shit was good.
Elektrakosh blogged
Feb 24, 18 9:27am

A sad day for me. RIP Tigsidian, my Oscar Cichlid. Found him dead on the bottom of the tank this morning. Been busy emptying my tank and cleaning it out all morning. I miss him.
hamsterlove blogged
Feb 23, 18 11:56pm

Hello darkness my old friend I've come to post a bit again.
Last time I logged in I was a kid...now here I am a real adult. I never imagined this place would ever have so much meaning to me but it does. I spent 6 years meeting people and annoying people in Loungin' and they were good times. Then I left for 6 years.. so half the time I've had this account I was a ghost.

Idk if yall will remember me but its me hamsterlove. Back from the dead. Living life as a 23 year old with an actual life and no attachment to fictional characters. Incredible right? I've really changed. Hard to believe I'm the hamsterlove who screamed about sonic characters and talked in all caps.

Honestly so much has changed that I don't know where to begin. If anyone remembers me please say hi!

I am home on neo ♥
Elektrakosh blogged
Feb 23, 18 2:30pm

You have to look twice at this speech bubble to make sure you didn't misinterpret it's meaning
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