How would we know if dinosaurs (or some other species) achieved sentience and civilization millions of years ago? 65 million years is a long time, would a civilization with a, say, 10,000 lifespan even be noticeable in the geologic record? What if they only reached 19th century technology and didn't use nuclear power or plastic?
posted by blahblahblah
on Sep 7, 2014 -
While straightening my apartment last week I came across a cute headband. I've had it since I was five (haven't worn headbands since I was, oh, probably about six) but have held onto it because I like it. Anyway, for the last few days I've been thinking: perhaps I would like to wear headbands? I don't know, can you help me find cool head bands? Let's find out. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee
on Jul 30, 2014 -
We know Dilbert's alter egos, megalomaniac Dogbert, evil Catbert, moronic Ratbert, plus the regular characters such as Alice, Wally and Asok. [more inside]
posted by KRS
on Jul 23, 2013 -
When I was a kid, I was totally enamored of dinosaurs. I seem to have lost my affinity for them in the years since. I quit paying attention to developments in paleontology. Apparently there's been a lot that I missed, like that the dominant theory now is that modern birds are descended from a dinosaur species (I think?). And I hear velociraptors had feathers. So I need not just updates, but a good primer for adults because I've forgotten everything I used to know about them.
Can anyone recommend some good modern books or documentaries on dinosaurs to rekindle the flame of dino-love?
posted by Sleeper
on Jun 3, 2013 -
What do Paleontologists fight about these days? What are the current controversies in the field? I'm interested in the Mesozoic but maybe the grant money and groupies these days is focused on a different time period? [more inside]
posted by Wretch729
on May 7, 2013 -
Super-specific roaring dinosaur question: Every picture of tyrannosaurs with open mouths (1
) seems to picture them with flaps of muscle or skin covering the corners of their mouth. Why is this so universal? Are there living animals with similar mouths that this is based on?
posted by blahblahblah
on Jul 10, 2012 -
When I was very young, I read a series of books about dinosaurs, where each book was a fiction story (with educational information) about each species of dinosaur.. what books were those? [more inside]
posted by ceberon
on May 25, 2012 -
Best books about dinosaurs for an adult who knows surprisingly little about them but who also has an appreciation for learning? [more inside]
posted by MCMikeNamara
on Aug 13, 2010 -
What shoes should I get for dinosaur-hunting (and hiking in general)? [more inside]
posted by jma
on May 18, 2010 -
where can i find super high quality, anatomically accurate 3D models of dinosaur skeletons? [more inside]
posted by nihlton
on Oct 13, 2008 -
Yet another Sci-Fi ID request: I once read a tongue-in-cheek short story involving a fidgety time travel portal, dinosaurs, and culinary adventures. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay
on Apr 15, 2007 -
Where can I find dinosaur slippers? Specifically, they must make a "roaring" noise each step you take. Do these even exist or am I imagining them?
posted by kidsleepy
on Nov 29, 2006 -
What do Greek speakers call dinosaurs? Do they use the same Greek-derived words that English speakers do ("dinosaur", "tyrannosaurus", "stegosaurus", etc)? Do these names sound as silly to them as calling those extinct animals "terrible lizards", "tyrant lizards", and "roof lizards" would to us?
posted by Plutor
on Nov 28, 2006 -
I'm looking for a goofy, full-costumed T-Rex outfit for Halloween. Something like in this Chapelle's Show clip
(2:00 mark). Hopefully someone with better google skills or knowledge of specific outlets in the SF Bay Area.
posted by Mach3avelli
on Oct 24, 2006 -
I fondly remember an arcade game from my childhood at the local junk-food kiosk, but I can not remember the name. I have tried to search Google, but I have not found anything.
The game, as I remember it, was a side-scrolling shoot ‘em up. You flew planes (1 player or 2 players) and on the ground beneath you dinosaurs where actively trying to kill you with their prehistoric might.
posted by Grums
on Oct 19, 2006 -
Can you help me find a cartoon drawing I first saw in a book or magazine at least 10 years ago, which shows a small dog digging up a bone?
Attached to the bone, buried under the ground, is shown the rest of the tail and the entire skeleton of a large dinosaur.
posted by booksprite
on Aug 21, 2006 -
Does microbial activity in the gut of organisms contribute to their thermoregulation? [more inside]
posted by yesster
on Oct 3, 2005 -
I just found out that Dinosaur Jr. a) just got back together with their original lineup and b) played on the Late Late Show the other night. Anyone know where I could find a video of said performance? [more inside]
posted by emptybowl
on Apr 20, 2005 -