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A University of Manchester Press Release in which B. demonstrates that Hadrosaurs moved fastest by hopping like a kangaroo, but would probably have injured themselves doing so. He would be the first to point out that the results come with a lot of caveats, small sample size being one.

This is unlikely to be as big as T. Rex chasing down and eating David Beckham story, but he's been contacted by both the Manchester Evening News and the Telegraph.

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Date: 2009-12-09 07:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] joereaves.livejournal.com
Hopping dinosaurs ftw! :D

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Date: 2009-12-10 10:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] louisedennis.livejournal.com
Indeed. It was very exciting when they started to hop! B. was most surprised.

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Date: 2009-12-09 07:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lukadreaming.livejournal.com
I bet they'll have more media enquiries -- it's a good story! I like the dinosaur dressage *g*.

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Date: 2009-12-10 10:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] louisedennis.livejournal.com
They don't have such a good Press officer any more, but it's also a much lower key journal so it won't have garnered as much interest.

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Date: 2009-12-09 07:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] telperion-15.livejournal.com
So cool! Also, I'm so going to have to find a way to use Holy Hopping Hadrosaurs in conversation... ;)

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Date: 2009-12-09 08:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rodlox.livejournal.com
Holy Hopping Hadrosaurs Batman
;)

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Date: 2009-12-10 10:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] louisedennis.livejournal.com
I've been waiting my moment to do so for months!

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Date: 2009-12-09 08:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rodlox.livejournal.com
Congratulations to B.!

> Hadrosaurs moved fastest by hopping like a kangaroo, but would probably have injured themselves doing so
this would probably result in tyrannosaurids having fantasies of fast-fleeing hadrosaurs: in fleeing, they make themselves better meals.

>This is unlikely to be as big as T. Rex chasing down and eating David Beckham story, but he's been contacted by both the Manchester Evening News and the Telegraph.
why the f are they talking to Beckham? they should be talking to B.!

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Date: 2009-12-10 10:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] louisedennis.livejournal.com
They weren't talking to Beckham - the T. Rex was chasing him down and eating him. It was when B.'s figures showed that T. Rex could run slightly faster than a professional footballer and his Press Officer then made a T. Rex faster than Becks joke...

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Date: 2009-12-10 08:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kargicq.livejournal.com
Well done! And, I must say -- ten out of ten to Paleontologica Electronica for coolest journal title. - N.

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Date: 2009-12-10 10:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] louisedennis.livejournal.com
Zoology journals tend to go in for these latin sounding titles, I've noticed.

B. is also on the Editorial board for Folio Primatologia, which isn't as good admittedly, but clearly springs from the same stock.

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Date: 2009-12-11 09:03 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
It must be all those Latin species names they have to sprinkle their paper with - must get them in a classical mood. - N.

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