09 February, 2013

Some News Articles

Just recording these in case I want to find them later.

People still have wrong perception of dinosaurs

Even though we now think T-rex had a more horizontal posture, most people still imagine it as standing upright. This reminds me of an article I read long ago about dinosaurs with very thick skulls - the article thought they fought by bashing their heads together. Long after that I read another article, probably about the same dinosaur, that said the skulls were delicate. I think the dinosaur was http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pachycephalosaurus. It's just funny how our ideas look on hindsight. Even triceratops turned out to be the same as another species. This applies to all sciences, like people thinking there were only 5 elements. I wonder what wrong assumptions future civilisations might make of humans?

Beyonce and the Streisand effect

The Streisand effect is when trying to hide something makes it more popular. This is funny primarily because of pictures like:

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