Cookie's Thursday PotPourri....
WOW! Giant Sea Monster fossil found... It was big enuff to swallow a car...
Fossil of Giant 'Sea Monster' Found
By Alister Doyle,Reuters
Posted: 2008-02-27 17:12:52
Filed Under: Science News
OSLO (Feb. 27) - The fossil of a 50 ft. long "sea monster" found in Arctic Norway was the biggest of its kind known to science with dagger-like teeth in a mouth large enough to bite a small car, researchers said on Wednesday.
Norwegian scientists said Wednesday they found a 50 ft. fossil of a pliosaur. The creature, seen here in an artist's rendering, had a mouth filled with dagger-like teeth the size of cucumbers and could have swallowed a small car. The fearsome predator terrorized the seas in the Jurassic era.
The 150-million year old dinosaur-era pliosaur, a fierce marine reptile, was about16 ft. 5 in. longer than the previous pliosaur record holder found in Australia.
"It's a new species and the biggest proven pliosaur," Joern Hurum, a paleontologist at the Natural History Museum in Oslo who led the expedition to dig up the fossil on the archipelago of Svalbard 800 miles from the North Pole.
"A small car could fit inside its mouth," he told Reuters, adding the lower jaw was about 10 ft long.
"Something like a Morris Minor would fit perfectly."
The Museum said that pliosaurs were the top marine predators of the Jurassic era, preying upon squid-like animals, fish, and other marine reptiles.
Another type of fossil marine reptile, the ichthyosaur, was bigger at up to 75 ft. "The pliosaur is not the biggest sea monster but it's probably the most fierce," Hurum said, adding the fossil has jagged teeth the size of cucumbers.
"The front flipper of our pliosaur alone is three meters long. We've laid it out downstairs in the basement," he said.
Earlier estimates had been that the Norwegian pliosaur, popularly dubbed "The Monster," was about 40 ft. long, roughly as long as Australia's kronosaurus.
The Arctic find "demonstrates that these gigantic animals inhabited the northern seas of our planet during the age of dinosaurs," said Patrick Druckenmiller of the University of Alaska Museum who was on the expedition that found the fossil.
The Norwegian museum said that it was planning to return in mid-2008 to excavate a skull and skeleton of another gigantic pliosaur recently found near "The Monster."
Well Sir...here be what it really looked like....
Well Sir...Most of those asshole actors and singers out in Hollywood won't wear an American Flag on thier lapels in support of this great country, nor a Yellow Ribbon in support of their fine Military men & women...BUT...they are wearin an Orange Ribbon in support of all the baby killers in Guantanamo...
Now Sir...here's how I feel about those rotten bastards.....as well as the murderin baby killers in Gitmo....
...and...I just gotta say it... this is how I view all those folks who are, and will, vote for Obama. Like I said before, they are completely unaware of the serious issues facing this nation and are in fact...voting for their young attractive "Prom King"...
A farmer named Sean had a car accident. In court, the lorry company's
Hot-shot solicitor was questioning Sean.
'Didn't you say to the Police at the scene of the accident, 'I'm fine?'
Asked the solicitor.
Sean responded: 'Well Sar, I'll be tellin you what happened. I had just loaded
Me favourite cow, Bessie, into the...'
'I didn't ask for any details', the solicitor interrupted. 'Just Answer
The question. Did you not say, at the scene of the accident, 'I'm fine!'?'
Sean said, 'Well, I had just got Bessie into me trailer and I was
Driving down the road....
'The solicitor interrupted again and said, 'Your Honour, I am trying to
Establish the fact that, at the scene of the accident, this man told the
Police on the scene that he was fine. Now several weeks after the accident,
He is trying to sue my client. I believe he is a fraud. Please tell him to
Simply answer the question.'
By this time, the Judge was fairly interested in Seans's answer and
Said to the solicitor:
'I'd like to hear what he has to say about his favourite cow, Bessie'.
Sean thanked the Judge and proceeded.
'Well as I was sayin, I had just loaded Bessie, me favourite cow, into
me trailer and was driving her down the road when this huge lorry and
Trailer came through a stop sign and hit me trailer right in the side.
I was thrown into one ditch and Bessie was thrown into t'other. I was
Hurt, very bad like, and didn't want to move.
However, I could hear old Bessie moanin and a groanin. I knew she was
In terrible shape just by her groans.
Shortly after the accident, a policeman on a motorbike turned up. He
could hear Bessie moanin and groanin so he went over to her. After he
looked at her, and saw her condition, he took out his gun and shot her
right between the eyes.
Then the policeman came across the road, gun still in hand, looked at
Me, and said, 'How are ye feeling?'
'Now what the Fook would you say?'
A father walks into a bookstore with his young son. The boy is holding a
nickel. After a few minutes in the store, the boy starts choking, going blue
in the face. The father realizes the boy has swallowed the nickel and starts
panicking, shouting for help.
A well dressed, attractive and serious-looking woman in a blue business suit
is sitting at a coffee bar reading a newspaper and sipping a cup of coffee.
At the sound of the commotion, she looks up, puts her coffee cup down,
neatly folds the newspaper and places it on the counter, gets up from her
seat and makes her way, unhurried, across the book store.
Reaching the boy, the woman carefully drops his pants; takes hold of the
boy's testicles and starts to squeeze and twist, gently at first and then
ever so firmly. After a few seconds the boy convulses violently and coughs
up the nickel, which the woman deftly catches in her free hand. Releasing
the boy's testicles, the woman hands the nickel to the father and walks back
to her seat in the coffee bar without saying a word.
As soon as he is sure that his son has suffered no ill effects, the father
rushes over to the woman and starts thanking her saying, 'I've never seen
anybody do anything like that before, it was fantastic. Are you a doctor?'
'No,' the woman replied. 'Divorce attorney.'
Now Sir....if'n ya ever had a question about Rednecks...Ray Stephens will explain everthin to ya.....
THE ITALIAN ELBOW
An Italian grandmother is giving directions to her
grown grandson who is coming to visit with his wife.
"You comma to de front door of the apartmenta. I am inna apartmenta 301 .
There issa bigga panel at the front door. With you elbow, pusha button 301.
I willa buzza you in. Come inside, the elevator is ona the right. Get in, and witha you elbow, pusha 3.
Whena you get out, I'mma on the left. Witha you elbow, hita my doorbell."
"Grandma, that sounds easy, but, why am I hitting
all these buttons with my elbow?
"What . . . . .. .. You a coming empty handed?"
THESE ARE GOOD AND SHOULD BE TAUGHT IN SCHOOL
If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed." -Mark Twain
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.... But then I repeat myself. -Mark Twain
I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into Prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying To lift himself up by the handle. -Winston Churchill
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul Can always depend on the support of Paul. - George Bernard Shaw ...** A Favorite of Cookie's**
A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, Which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. -G Gordon Liddy ...** Cookie's Favorite**
Democracy must be something more than two wolves and A sheep voting on what to have for dinner. -James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)
Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor People in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. -Douglas Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University
Giving money and power to government is like giving Whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. -P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian
Government is the great fiction, through which everybody Endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. -Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)
Government's view of the economy could be summed Up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. -Ronald Reagan (1986)
I don't make jokes - I just watch the government and report the facts. -Will Rogers
If you think health care is expensive now, wait Until you see what it costs when it's free! -P.J. O'Rourke ...** Cookie's 2nd Favorite**
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money As possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. -Voltaire (1764)
Just because you do not take an interest in politics Doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you! -Pericles (430 B.C.)
No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. -Mark Twain (1866 )
Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it. -Unknown
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. -Winston Churchill
The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist Is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. -Mark Twain
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects Of folly is to fill the world with fools. -Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)
What this country needs are more unemployed politicians. -Edward Langley, Artist (1928 - 1995)
A government big enough to give you everything you want, Is strong enough to take everything you have. -Thomas Jefferson
"To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last....but eat you he will."
Above Quotes Submitted to Cookie by "prh....A DAY IN THE LIFE"
A Cookshack HAT-TIP to: "Charlie the Cop" frum Chicago and Susan Gertson frum Eagle Lake, Texas fer sendin these along....