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Scotty – The Largest T-Rex To Roam The Earth

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Does my Mom know me or what???  An article about the Largest T-Rex ever???? This is right up my alley!!  And it HAS MY NAME!!!!!

 

“CBS This Morning” got the first glimpse at the largest tyrannosaurus rex ever to have roamed the Earth. The massive creature, named Scotty, weighed an estimated 20,000 pounds — about 8,000 more than the average T. rex — and will soon go on display at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Canada.

Researchers don’t know if it’s a boy or girl, but named it Scotty because when they made the discovery, they celebrated with a toast using the only spirit on hand: a bottle of scotch.

Scotty was found back in the early 1990s in Canada’s Badlands, which were popular dinosaur stomping grounds, reports CBS News’ Jamie Yuccas. It took almost a decade to pull it all out of the ground and it wasn’t until recently that scientists realized just how big it really was.

Scott Persons was at the original dig site and led the team reconstructing Scotty. He says its bones reveal Scotty had a tough ride back in Mesozoic times.

“Scotty lived a hard-knock life. It’s got evidence of a broken jaw, an impacted tooth, a section of its tail where the vertebrae seem to have been compressed possibly from the bite of another tyrannosaur,” Persons said. “These are not injuries from a single injury in his life but from a continued life of a lot of lumps.”

Paleontologists believe Scotty weighed nearly 20,000 pounds, or about as much as six and a half Volkswagen Beetles. Scotty was such a behemoth it edged out Sue, the famous T. rex at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, which was 40 feet long and weighed more than 18,000 pounds.

Wes Long spent more than 10 years unearthing Scotty’s bones from the ground and helped reconstruct the carnivorous king.

“You are in awe of what you are uncovering. You will be zipping away with your air hammer and all of a sudden a piece of rock would fly off and there is like a beautiful tooth there, and you are just like, ‘Wow, this thing, it’s huge, like massive,'” Long said.

Scientists found they had about 65% of the skeleton intact, including the skull and lower jaw; vertebrae from the neck, back and tail; and parts of the hips, leg and shoulder. All the parts make up an astonishing sight people from all over the world are coming to see.

Asked why people love the T. rex so much, Long said, “Well, it’s just has had that long history even in pop culture as being the big bad dinosaur, and it’s just one that people could really identify with. … It’s just been a popular dinosaur throughout history.”

Scotty will go on display to the public this Friday. In addition to its size, it has other claims to fame: for instance, when it roamed the earth nearly 70 million years ago, it likely reached its 30th birthday, making it the longest-lived T. rex on record.

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Change For A Dollar…

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Change For A Dollar is a wonderful short film that follows a man as he affects multiple peoples’ lives with just one dollar.

It doesn’t take much to be the change in someone’s life.

Change For A Dollar was written and directed by Sharon Wright.

Something to think about the next time you have some spare change in your pocket.

Watch The Video – CLICK HERE  –  It will not disappoint!

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Peanuts

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I grew up LOVING the Peanuts comic strip, books and television specials.  They were my escape when I hated school and reading anything else.

But as much as I loved this gang of characters…there were a few things I did not know (until my mom sent me this email).

So here are 5 things you didn’t know about Peanuts:

The Character of Franklin Got His Last Name From a Cartoonist Who Had Grown up Admiring Franklin

Yes, that’s correct. Franklin, the African-American boy who Schulz introduced in the 1960s, did not have a last name until the 1990s. Robb Armstrong (the cartoonist who created JumpStart) had grown up reading Peanuts and was heavily influenced by Schulz’s inclusion of Franklin. When Armstrong signed up with United Feature Syndicate, he sent a drawing to Schulz of a JumpStart character referencing Snoopy and later found that Schulz had framed the strip and displayed it on his wall. The two became friends, and when Peanuts was going to have a video special released, Schulz asked Armstrong if Franklin could use “Armstrong” as his last name.

Peanuts Was Originally Called L’il Folks  (just for clarification…I did know this one)

Schulz’s first version of Peanuts was called L’il Folks, and it debuted as a weekly panel in the Saturday Evening Post in 1947. The strip was kid-centered but did not contain many of Peanuts’ most famous characters, including Snoopy and Linus. When Schulz signed a contract and expanded the strip, he had to change the name because L’il Folks sounded too close to L’il Abner, another comic strip. Schulz said he actually wasn’t a fan of the new name but kept drawing because the work was worth it.

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The Interior of Snoopy’s Doghouse Has Been Seen Only Once

And it’s like the Peanuts kids’ version of a TARDIS—bigger on the inside and containing exactly everything needed for the episode (because every doghouse just happens to have chemistry equipment stored away). In the animated special It’s Magic, Charlie Brown, Snoopy heads into his doghouse, which turns out to merely be an entrance. In the few minutes you see him inside, he walks down a staircase into a giant basement locker room and workspace in which he attempts alchemy.

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Schulz Really Did Die the Night Before His Last Sunday Strip Ran

This is a morbid fact, but the timing is so stunning that it should be mentioned. The last original daily strip ran on January 3, 2000, but Schulz still had some Sunday comics ready to go. Those continued to run until February 13, 2000. However, Schulz died in his sleep in the evening of February 12, 2000, so on Sunday morning, readers were faced with a double whammy of a sweet goodbye from the strip and news of Schulz’s death.

The Most Controversial Character of the Strip Is… Snoopy?

When the Peanuts strip first started, Snoopy was emotional and easily influenced by the other characters. He provided the visible reaction to what the others were saying, which, in the early days, was usually rather depressing. Toward the end of the 1960s, however, Snoopy’s character gained confidence and tended to take on more of an independent role that was not as influenced by the other characters. You might call this a natural progression, but the switch from reactive Snoopy to independent Snoopy made many readers uncomfortable. His confidence has been called narcissistic, shallow, and alienating. Still, Snoopy remains one of the most popular Peanuts characters.

 

Never Gonna Give You Up…

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So….I was quite surprised when I got an email from my mom about the Famous Rick Astley Song – Never Gonna Give You Up.

Never Gonna Give You Up” is a song recorded by British singer and songwriter Rick Astley, released as a single on 27 July 1987. It was written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman. The song was released as the first single from his debut album, Whenever You Need Somebody (1987). The song was a worldwide number-one hit, initially in the singer’s native United Kingdom in 1987, where it stayed at the top of the charts for five weeks and was the best-selling single of that year. It eventually topped the charts in 25 countries, including the United States and West Germany.

The music video for the song has become the basis for the “Rickrolling” Internet meme, leading the song to have an alternate name “The Rickroll Song”. In 2008, Astley won the MTV Europe Music Award For Best Act Ever with the song, as a result of collective voting from thousands of people on the internet, due to the popular phenomenon of Rickrolling. The song is considered Astley’s signature song and it is often played at the end of his live concerts.

But then…I watched the video that was included with the email….and I saw WHY she sent it to me!  THIS IS FREAKING AWESOME!!!

Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ Sung by 169 Movies!

I am not sure I can ever give up on watching this!  Makes me LOL (out loud) every time I watch it!   I hope you enjoy!

Cruise. Corden. Skydiving!

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In case you haven’t seen this yet (for those of you that are not on any social media of any kind)….THIS IS A MUST SEE!

Tom Cruise Forces James Corden to Skydive

Mom and I both absolutely love James Corden!!  One of the most talented people in Hollywood!

So…when you get to see him go skydiving with one of the greatest actors in the world….

YOU WATCH!

Weird Things You Can Buy On Amazon…

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Ok….so my Mom knows that I am an Amazonaholic.  Seriously…there should be a support group for us.  (*note to self…start support group…check Amazon for publicity and advertising materials)

But there are things on there that I would not buy!  For example…Milk!  Or Condoms – I sure as heck don’t need advertisements for those popping up all over my Facebook screen (oh yea…they already do)

Anyway…My mom sent me an email with “The Weirdest Things You Can Buy On Amazon” and I thought I would share a few with you!  Now…I am not sharing them all….as I honestly might buy a couple of the things listed.  But…I am weird.

Anyway…here goes:

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GRASS FLIP FLOPS  –  WHY??  Just around your yard with no shoes on.  FOR FREE!!!!

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A YODELING PICKLE  –  Now….if it was a radish…..  THEN MAYBE!

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A POUND OF FAT  –  Again…I can get this for free…and I don’t have to look at it!  Just put on a shirt!!

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8 POUNDS OF CEREAL MARSHMALLOWS  –  Cause eating Lucky Charms isn’t unhealthy enough!

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And lastly….and my favorite (no it is not an inhaler)….

A GIANT WALL DECAL OF A WOMAN SUCKING ON AN INHALER  –  And you may be asking yourself “WHY????”

The real question is….Why NOT!?

 

Budgie Balancing Trick

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Ok…so my Mom sent me an email that had the subject line “Budgie Balancing Trick” and I had to be honest with myself and admit that I had no idea what a Budgie was.  I clicked on the link and figured out it was a bird or a tennis ball.  So…I had to google it and this is what I found out:

A Budgie – The budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus/ˈbʌərɪɡɑːr/, also known as the common parakeet or shell parakeet and usually informally nicknamed the budgie, is a small, long-tailed, seed-eating parrot.

So…the Bird is balancing on the tennis ball.  Now…he seems to be quite good at this, although he does fall off quite a few times.  But hey…he is a bird…and it is a tennis ball.

Check out the video for yourselves:  BUDGIE BALANCING TRICK

Now…one of the things I love to do when I watch videos on Youtube is read the viewers comments and see how many people have Thumbed Up and Thumbed Down the video.  So far…this one had 37K Thumbs Up and 257 Thumbs Down.  COME ON PEOPLE!?  Seriously?  There are 257 people that took enough time out of their lives to say “I Did Not Enjoy Watching A Bird Balance On A Tennis Ball” – What The Heck Is Wrong With This World!?

Anyway…there was a comment I enjoyed…lets see if you can figure out which of these two made me LOL – OUT LOUD!!!

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Make A Horse With An Orange Peel…

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I love my Mom….I really do….but sometimes I think she is secretly trying to kill me.

So I get this email the other day simply called: How to make a horse with an orange peel

The contents of said email was a link to a You-Tube video, which I am posting for your enjoyment and delight.

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

Now…My Mom knows that I have oranges at my house.  My Mom also knows that I have knives.  My Mom also knows that I tend to be curious about things…and tend to want to try things out when I see them done online.

I MEAN SERIOUSLY…WHO DOESN’T?

But Mother (notice how I changed it to mother??) also knows that I have Menieres Disease which causes people to have bouts of Vertigo.

SO….Lets recap…ORANGE…KNIFE…CUTTING…VERTIGO….

I GIVE YOU….

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Just kidding…I didn’t really try.  Not my hand.

Probably the hand of some other idiot that tried to duplicate a video they saw online though!  LOL

If you want to try to make your own ORANGE HORSE….My recommendation is to draw one with one of these…

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A Cat Maze*

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The title of this entry is called “A Cat Maze” – and for those of you that noticed…I put an * next to the title.  There is a reason for this.

The asterisk is used to call out a footnote, especially when there is only one on the page.

My footnote for this title is that I am also calling this entry “Why This Man Will Never Have a Girlfriend or Wife”

With that all aside…what he does do for his cats…his quite elaborate…and a-MAZE-ing!

A Cat Maze

And if you are a cat lover…totally worth the 2:09 minutes of your life!

If you do not like cats…you may enjoy this guys take on why he hates cats:

I HATE CATS

 

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