Monday, September 22, 2008

Survivor: Isla Nublar

I could survive for 1 minute, 6 seconds chained to a bunk bed with a velociraptor
Well, 1:06 according to this widget, anyway. But as I recall, the Velociraptor of the fossil record (as opposed to the Velociraptor of Jurassic Park) was somewhere between the size of a chicken and a turkey. Given a half-decent pair of boots, I think I might be able to take the little bastard, at least the single specimen posited in the scenario.

The critters in the movie, though called Velociraptor, are more like Deinonychus. Against Deinonychus, I don't think there's any way I last a minute-six.

[HT dr. hypercube at Diary of a Mad Natural Historian.]


Anonymous said...

But I would suggest wearing long pants with those boots..... Little critters probably have a good 'lil bite to them.

Mark Churchill said...

Roger that!

Anonymous said...

What does Roger have to do with it?

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