...paleontologists at Montana's Hell Creek have found the missing third finger of one of Tyrannosaurus rex's undersized "hands." The finger suggests that T. rex had a powerful wrist and its hands were probably able to hold onto chunks of flesh while the monster's gnarly jaws did all the killing.
This is pretty exciting news, if true! Knowing that T-Rex only had two fingers has long separated the TRUE DINOSAUR ENTHUSIASTS from the mere posers. Also: knowing that they didn't have any ears.
First feathers, now this! Soon they're gonna be telling us they've discovered that dinosaurs spent all their time making friends, or they were all purple, or something. Science schmience; did they ever think about the impact they'd have on fans of Jurassic Park?
Hey, that's a neat little birthday present for him! I'm sure he can think of all kinds of things to do with another finger.
So is T-Rex's birthday October 19th? Is that canon now? Or did today's strip take place in a DIFFERENT week from now? I only ask because my birthday is October 19th and the more I have in common with a tyrannical lizard, the better.
PS hey have you heard Halifax rapper Ghettosocks' single, Step To A T-Rex? It's about how rappers act tough but they wouldn't be so macho if they had to FIGHT A DINOSAUR and it's pretty amazing. Check out the cute rap video...
T-Rexes are cool and all, but I've got to give you Mad Props (or somesuch) for linking to Rice Boy... possibly the greatest surrealism-project-turned-webcomic ever. Makes me feel like a neanderthal, creative-wise, in comparison. Absolutely astounding.
That said, the new finger bone is not going to cause much change to reconstructions of T. rex, says Hartman. Throughout the evolution of meat-eating dinosaurs there was a trend towards fewer fingers, with the earliest having five fingers and the T. rex having two. This newfound nubbin of a third finger was already on its way out, and did not stick out much, he said.
"In another 10 million years they would have lost (the third finger) completely," said Hartman. Unfortunately for them, however, the age of dinosaurs ended before that could happen.
Oh gosh! Does this mean that T-Rex is... super evolved?!? And if this is true, does he have mutant powers?
If that's true, he might be able to participate in more excellent video activities of the gaming persuasion. I think I know somebody who would be interested to know more of this, "T-REX, I WISH TO ASCERTAIN IF YOU WOULD AGREE THAT THE MICROSOFT X-BOX CONTROLLER IS MORE ERGONOMIC THAN SONY'S DUAL-SHOCK THREE CONTROL UNIT"