Friday, March 03, 2017


Changing resources about 2.5-2 million years ago may have caused foraging behaviour to shift, leading early hominoids toward the coasts in search of food.


A side view of the 'zigzagging' sauropod vertebra from a species called Spinophorosaurus nigerensis. The zigzagging bones fit together like a puzzle piece to provide better grip to the bones so one part is not pulled off from the other.

Pictured is a 3D rendering of three Alamosaurus (sauropod's) moving as a herd alongside a tree line.

A 3-D rendering of a Diplodocus browsing a selection of trees with two Pteranodons flying overhead.

During one of my health-nut phases, I started to eat kelp.

This health-nut phase also included eating tons of baked potatoes, and drinking gallons of carrot juice.

I wasn't eating much meat or eggs.

I made a lot of cheese, lettuce, and tomato sandwiches.
In fact, sandwiches were my mainstay.

Seaweed was added as an added ingredient to boost my health.
Or so I believed.
My seaweed diet didn't last that long.

It's news to me now that if humans had not eaten seaweed, we may not have become who (or what) we are.

And what have we become?

Technological Savages, of course.

Blame it on the seaweed.


I've always wondered how dinosaurs with very long necks could have walked and talked (well, not talked).

The mystery appears to have been solved:

Sauropod dinosaurs had long necks and reached up to 50 meters in length. 
  • They weighed as much as 77 tons - 14 times the weight of an African elephant
  • They had special 'zigzagging' bones that fit together like pieces of a puzzle
  • This distributed their body weight over a larger area reducing stress at one point
  • The special spinal structure allowed them to have long necks and heavy bodies

    They also had an escalator in their necks to help the food move down their long throats.
    Just kidding.

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