Wednesday, January 16, 2008

More Giant Beasts Discovered!





A researcher in New Zealand claims that he recently discovered fresh moa footprints. The twelve-foot-tall flightless birds are thought to have become extinct around 1500. Read more here.




In South America, scientists have uncovered the remains of a giant prehistoric "rat" that weighed more than a ton and would have reached the size of a car. More here and here.

24 Comments:

Anonymous SAME ANANYMOUS said...

*first comment* i think. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkk
giant(and i meen big) rats

4:21 PM  
Anonymous Maddi said...

im glad you didn't find any of those in the shadow city!

and does anyone know how to cure the hicupps? i've had them all day and they're driving me bananas!

6:43 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

D'you think a Reverse Pied Piper would work on one of those giant rats?

Maddi- Start singing. Loudly. At the top of your lungs. If you're lucky, then you'll forget about your hiccups and they'll go away.
My mom also says to think of the last time you saw a rabbit, but I see them at least twice a week...

7:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*gasp* Scary rats!!!!

Maddi- hang down upside down (like off the side of the bed) and drink a glass of water through a straw.

It works unless the water goes up your nose. >_<

8:02 PM  
Blogger Ariana said...

If I had a giant rat I'd ride it to school!^-^ but where whould I park it...

Sort of related to the hicupps, there was a girl that had hiccups for like a month and after the first week her school would not let her come (to school) any more.

10:44 PM  
Anonymous Cupcakedoll said...

Ooh, how much would that rock if the moa is still alive?! (I'm also rooting for the giant ground sloth and especially the thylacine!)

12:34 AM  
Anonymous Nellie said...

I want a pet giant giant rat.;)

8:52 AM  
Anonymous theatre (who might be changing her name to LittleChar) said...

dude. that. is. wicked.

11:18 AM  
Anonymous Nellie said...

Hey Theatre, what are you maybe changing your name to? 'Cause on our computer it just says "theatre (who might be changing her name to"
:(

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

Once I tried holding my breath to cure hiccups, and then gave up after hiccuping several times while holding my breath. Maybe it will work for you, though. Good luck!

12:07 PM  
Anonymous theatre said...

might change it to LittleChar :)

I Change my name a lot I think, but it's fun

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Maddi said...

well, the hiccups are gone now, but next time i get them im gonna sing at the top of my lungs while holding my breath and thinking of rabbits as i attempt to drink a glass of water through a straw upside down. i bet it will work!
thanks everyone!

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Raph said...

Please excuse my very long, very unexplained absence - I've been in Melbourne visiting my grandmother, and seeing the tennis, with no internet... and GOD, I've missed you guys. xD Your stories, posts, replies, everything. Aah, it's good to be back. *sigh*

4:36 PM  
Anonymous Raph said...

Maddi: For hiccups, I drink a glass of water upside down. It always does the trick for me. :)

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Daisy said...

Wow!

there is supposed to be a show on the history channel about underground cities of the world on Jan. 29 incase anyone's interested

6:26 PM  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

Um, here's some stories you might find interesting:

Universally disliked clowns:
http://www.ynetnews.com/Ext/Comp/ArticleLayout/CdaArticlePrintPreview/1,2506,L-3425130,00.html

UFO?:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/odd_ufo_sightings;_ylt=AsVlk.1MiPn.cBVbwnwKp._tiBIF

The boomerang came back:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080117/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_australia_boomerang;_ylt=AkGvNeUOQqxQS1f30YR3aQvtiBIF

New species of palm:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080117/sc_afp/sciencespeciespalmmadagascar;_ylt=AtFiocm3SDiURyy0Gw8fxmgPLBIF

Dogs and computers:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20080116/sc_livescience/computerunderstandsbarkingdogs;_ylt=AhpclW9cfqSi3YoTLFBsoykPLBIF

7:46 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

A huge rat and a large bird... Whoa, an extinct animal is rediscovered!!
Maddi: all you need to do is put a paper towel over a cup of water and drink through the towel.
Or, take a deep breath and hold it. Do that several times and it'll go away after a while.

8:27 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

Hey, Ananka, I found this website that I was almost certain you'd adore:

itotd.com

Which basically "translates" to interesting-thing-of-the-day-dot-com.

9:28 PM  
Blogger theatre said...

raph: me too just got back online :)
life was so empty there for a while

10:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Australian Open is on in Melbourne. The courts are blue.

Maddi: drink water from the wrong side of the cup. It'll work, trust me.

10:35 PM  
Anonymous ananka said...

RAPH & THEATRE: So good to have you guys back!

12:01 AM  
Anonymous ananka said...

Patsee, Elizabeth, and Daisy: Thank you guys for the fabulous tips! I really appreciate them.

12:03 AM  
Anonymous sffh said...

For hiccups, even though you got rid of them, I squeeze lemon juice into my mouth. It is gross but works!

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

How is squeezing lemon juice into your mouth gross?

2:21 PM  

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