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December 2019

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Sometimes…I just don’t understand this world….

Here is the article:

Man arrested in Singapore Changi Airport for buying ticket just to wave his wife off at the gate:

(CNN) — With an on-site butterfly dome, cactus garden and four-story slide, Singapore’s Changi airport regularly tops rankings of the best airports in the world.
But some travelers are taking a little too much of a shine to it.
The Singapore Police Force has issued a warning to residents not to “misuse” their boarding passes after a man was arrested for buying a ticket to walk his wife to the gate.
The misuse of boarding passes is an offense in Singapore, where transit areas are considered “protected places.” Anyone accessing the gate-side areas at Changi without intending to fly can be prosecuted under Singapore’s Infrastructure Protection Act and fined up to S$20,000 (US$14,300) or imprisoned for up to two years. Thirty three people have been arrested under the legislation in the first eight months of 2019.
Police said the 27-year-old bought a ticket purely to walk his wife to the gate and had “no intention to depart Singapore.” In a Facebook post they added that “passengers who enter the transit areas with a boarding pass should only be there for the purpose of traveling to their next destination.”
If the idea that anyone would actively want to spend time in an airport sounds odd, you haven’t flown through Singapore. When Changi’s new Jewel terminal opened in April, it made headlines around the globe for its 40-meter waterfall (the world’s largest indoor one), a 14,000-square-meter Canopy Park, complete with a suspension bridge, topiary and mazes, and one of Asia’s largest indoor gardens with 3,000 trees and 60,000 shrubs.
Overstaying your welcome in the terminal is a thing, here. In 2016, a Malaysian man was jailed after he spent 18 days in Changi, forging boarding passes to gain entry to nine airport lounges. Shortly afterward, a couple was arrested for booking flexible tickets to gain access to the Changi shopping mall, where they bought an iPhone 7.
Other passengers have been known to book refundable tickets which they cancel before the flight takes off, having enjoyed the airport.

Kamuysaurus Japonicus

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My mom knows me so well!  I LOVE DINOSAURS!!  And I am not a Bandwagon Jumper-Oner….I liked them well before Jurassic Park!  LOL

And because of this love….my mom sent me an article about the Kamuysaurus Japonicus.  A pretty cool dinosaur that was just recently discovered!!

Here is the article:

A new kind of dinosaur has been unearthed in Japan, and it’s the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in the country. Researchers believe the bones help to explain the origin and evolution of dinosaurs in the region.

The dinosaur was nicknamed Milawaryu, after the excavation site, but scientists later gave it a proper classification, Kamuysaurus japonicus, meaning the deity of Japanese dinosaurs.

An analysis of 350 bones and 70 taxa of hadrosaurids determined that the dinosaur belongs to the Edmontosaurini clade, and is closely related to Kerberosaurus fossils unearthed in Russia and Laiyangosaurus found in China.

Kamuysaurus japonicus has a few unique characteristics that separate it from other dinosaurs it’s closely related to. The cranial bone notch is positioned lower, the jaw bone is particularly short, and a short row of spines on its back is more tilted compared to others, the researchers found.

According to researchers, the dinosaur was an adult measuring 8 meters (over 26 feet) long. They estimated its weight as either about 4.5 U.S. tons, if it walked on two legs, or 5.8 U.S. tons, if it walked on all four.

The study helps connect the dots to the origin of the Edmontosaurini clade of dinosaurs and how it may have migrated across North America to Asia, which were connected at the time by present-day Alaska.

The research also suggests the dinosaur’s ancestors seemed to prefer coastal areas, a rare habitat for dinosaurs during that period. The ocean habitat may have played an important role in the diversification of the hadrosaurids in its early evolution.

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