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T-Rex Could Outrun David Beckham.  
User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7305 posts, RR: 85
Posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1292 times:
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I'm glad we all know now.  yawn 

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User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1281 times:

I'm glad CNN doesn't post sensationalist articles on their site like other networks.  Yeah sure

User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1277 times:

I don't think any of the guys in T Rex will be outrunning Beckham, as old and busted and washed up as he is, any time soon.



Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 1):
I'm glad CNN doesn't post sensationalist articles on their site like other networks.

Uh oh. Put your flame suit on.



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User currently offlineAustinAirport From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 643 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1273 times:

Saw that on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.


Whoever said you can do anything you set your mind to has obviously never tried to slam a revolving door!!!
User currently offlineKovi17 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 366 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1270 times:

wow slow news day or something?


We dont worry about small things like that...
User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7305 posts, RR: 85
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1268 times:
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Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 1):
I'm glad CNN doesn't post sensationalist articles on their site like other networks.

I was gonna knock on CNN like most enjoy jabbing FOXNEWS, but resisted.  bouncy 

Quoting AustinAirport (Reply 3):
Saw that on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

I'd consider changing my choice for best late night show host - Craig Ferguson is hilarious. Watching him now.  rotfl 


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21654 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1258 times:

I wonder if T-Rex could outrun Michael Vick.  scratchchin 

-Mir



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User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3506 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1229 times:

I'm reasonably certain this has been known by paleontologists for quite some time (that T-Rex wasn't a lumbering beast...not that it could outrun David Beckham). Must be a slow news day...although I suppose the media can count on the public not to remember dinosaur-related news items!


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User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1229 times:

David Beckham doesn't look 70 million years old...damn, that botox is da shizzle!!!!

User currently offlineBlackbird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1216 times:

Actually, if I recall they assembled the skeliton of the T-rex wrong and it was actually a scavenger... with that said, the Allosaurous which was to the best of my knowledge assembled properly would have been the *true* T-rex-- it also had three claws instead of two, which would give it better dexterity.

Even if they factored the new findings about the T-rex... 18-mph isn't the fastest professional athletes can achieve. Even the worlds fastest woman (Florence Griffith-Joyner) achieved around 23 to 24mph during 100m sprints. And there was a football player (NCAA) who could run 100 in 10.74, which would amount to around 21-22 mph IIRC.

Not just that... they calculated the minimum muscle mass required for leg movement to compute these figures -- they could have been faster, in other words.


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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1190 times:

Do they actually pay people to do this kind of research?

User currently offlineItsonlyme From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1171 times:

Of all the people for comparision, why choose Beckham? He runs about as fast as my grandmother! He's got abilities, but pace has never been one of them!

User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1154 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 6):
I wonder if T-Rex could outrun Michael Vick.

Vick would probably prefer to lock up T-Rex in his backyard and have it fight other T-Rex' for money  Wink .


User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3704 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1152 times:
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Quoting Mir (Reply 6):
wonder if T-Rex could outrun Michael Vick.

Michael Vick has T-rex in a pit in his back yard and is prepping him for a fight against Stephon Marbury's Velociraptor.



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User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1108 times:

Quoting Itsonlyme (Reply 11):
Of all the people for comparision, why choose Beckham?

Because CNN, like much of the American media, from time to time feels compelled to make a big deal about soccer and how we Americans are philistines for not adoring it as the rest of the world does.

Now if they'd had an animation of a T-Rex running down and eating Beckham, that'd have been cool. And then having Posh for dessert...although the poor thing might choke on her implants.


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1100 times:

Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 13):
and is prepping him for a fight against Stephon Marbury's Velociraptor.

...which wouldn't be much of a fight, considering that a real Velociraptor was about the size of a chicken.


User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1090 times:

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 10):
Do they actually pay people to do this kind of research?

Damn amazing isn't it.


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21478 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1074 times:

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 15):
..which wouldn't be much of a fight, considering that a real Velociraptor was about the size of a chicken.

More like a turkey as far as I'm aware... and due to its longer legs probably quite a bit taller than that at comparable mass. Still not a turkey I'd love to bump into if I had a choice. Big grin

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 10):
Do they actually pay people to do this kind of research?

Analyzing the probable speed of extinct species is a perfectly valid research subject... slapping a popular comparison on the result is just a flourish to gain more attention for the publication. And it obviously worked perfectly!


User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1072 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 17):
Analyzing the probable speed of extinct species is a perfectly valid research subject... slapping a popular comparison on the result is just a flourish to gain more attention for the publication. And it obviously worked perfectly!

True, and good point.


User currently offlineAustinAirport From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 643 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1032 times:

Quoting FXramper (Reply 5):
I'd consider changing my choice for best late night show host - Craig Ferguson is hilarious. Watching him now.

Yeah his monloque is hilarious but his guests always suck.



Whoever said you can do anything you set your mind to has obviously never tried to slam a revolving door!!!
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 973 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 17):
More like a turkey as far as I'm aware... and due to its longer legs probably quite a bit taller than that at comparable mass.

1) no mention was made of mass, only size.
2) the comparison is straight out of Bakker's mouth, not mine.


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