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Is The T-Rex Really Part Chicken???
Chelano at 11:22AM, April 16, 2007
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Check out this news story.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/usatoday/20070413/tc_usatoday/yesterdaystrexistodayschicken

I guess they found chicken DNA in a T-Rex. Hmm could you imagine….Kentucky Fried T-Rex (o_O)
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subcultured at 11:46AM, April 16, 2007
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some way or another a strong species will most likely survive.
It's been hypothasize for a while that birds have a link to dinosaurs.
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Neilsama at 11:58AM, April 16, 2007
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Another discovery further revealing that which was blatantly obvious. This is a significant discovery and a victory for those who've followed in the footsteps of great men like John Ostrum.
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Rich at 12:09PM, April 16, 2007
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THe irony of the t-rex being closely related to a chicken is downright hilarious. One of the most badass predators the world has ever known is connected to a stupid flightless bird that we cut up and sell to children in low quality fast food joints.

Still, how long you think it'll be til someone tries cloning a t-rex Jurassic Park style since they can get DNA from them now?
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suzi at 12:32PM, April 16, 2007
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well, I've been positive of the dinosaur-bird connection ever since I started raising parrots.
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Alexis at 12:51PM, April 16, 2007
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That's one big drumstick. And tiny wings. Some breeds of chicken aren't that dumb, though.
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kingofsnake at 12:55PM, April 16, 2007
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They've suspected dinosaurs to be feathered for a few years now.

http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn2002
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article562415.ece
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1321207,00.html


also there was no such thing as the brontosaurus
http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_011.html
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Inkmonkey at 12:59PM, April 16, 2007
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Keep in mind, though, that this is a very small, damaged sample. And just because the modern Chicken shares some key proteins with the King doesn't necessarily mean that they are related to one another. The runners up are a frog and a newt, so you can see the great disparigy in possible relations.
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suzi at 4:14PM, April 16, 2007
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They've suspected dinosaurs to be feathered for a few years now.

http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn2002
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article562415.ece
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1321207,00.html


also there was no such thing as the brontosaurus
http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_011.html

Yeah, the support for that is unquestionable. I read a whole book (even though it was way above my capacity, filled with scientific babble that i strained so hard to understand) chronicling the supposed path that theropod dinosaurs followed to become birds.

So, I know a bit about it, and some things are really interesting (…well…to me…) The first article mentions “symmetrical feathers”, and they also for many years did not have the barbing of feathers that gives them their streamlined look; this is because they were not originally designed for flight (where modern asymmetry helps aerodynamics and all that, and the barbs hold the filaments together and create, well, a solid wing capable of lift) but for warmth, like modern down feathers. So the stuff most pre-flight theropods had (though that one article about the dromaesaur with fully formed features is super neato) probably looked more like a duckling's than anything else :p

Also, a misconception laymen tend to fall to (like my parents) is that ALL kinds of dinosaurs evolved into birds somehow, and well that sure seems unlikely, therefore the whole theory is wrong. Pfff. It was a very specific line, of course, and even though it's not fully fleshed out yet, there's a general direction.

…I could go on for a lot longer but I'm tired.

btw, I've always thought it was a sign that when I was little, my passion was dinosaurs, and alongside that grew a deep love of birds :p
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SpANG at 4:59PM, April 16, 2007
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Last year scientists were saying T-rex shared several traits of a modern day turkey. So I guess this isn't that far of a stretch.
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legendkiller13 at 5:52PM, April 16, 2007
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wonder if it tastes like chicken ???
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SpANG at 6:47PM, April 16, 2007
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It's not so bad on the first day, but the cold T-Rex salad sandwiches the day after aren't that great. And don't even get me started on the T-Rex casserole. :(
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ozoneocean at 8:52AM, April 18, 2007
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But T-Rex made great music :)

This whole thing is a bit sensationalist… All creatures on the planet share DNA to varying degrees. ;)
 
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subcultured at 9:13AM, April 18, 2007
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classic :)
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that kid yellow at 10:06AM, April 18, 2007
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t rex chicken bruger
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kingofsnake at 12:34PM, April 18, 2007
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Hmmm….
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ozoneocean at 2:41PM, April 18, 2007
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Interesting… Which one's scarier?

Tyrannosaurus Rex…

T-Rex…

A fighting cock…


-you CAN'T fool the children of the revolution.
 
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canti550 at 5:12PM, April 18, 2007
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dude! thats so cool!
the chicken doesnt look anything like a t-rex!
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SpANG at 5:20PM, April 18, 2007
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Interesting… Which one's scarier?

Tyrannosaurus Rex…
T-Rex…
A fighting cock…
I thought you were going somewhere completely different on that…
“To a rational mind, nothing is inexplicable. Only unexplained.”
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ozoneocean at 5:24PM, April 18, 2007
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Cock rocker?
 
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Neilsama at 11:24AM, April 19, 2007
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Hmmm….
Seems unlikely that Big Bird and a t-rex could be distant cousins, until you examine the transitional species…

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ozoneocean at 2:26PM, April 19, 2007
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You're wrong Mr Neil: everybody knows that Barney was an evolutionary dead end lol!
 
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Lonnehart at 3:48PM, April 22, 2007
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Sooo…. How much would a fried T-Rex drumstick cost? I'm sure most likely several times the cost of a bucket of chicken. :)
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herio at 1:08AM, April 23, 2007
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i think rats if you look at them

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Allan at 5:13PM, April 23, 2007
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Thank you Jurassic Park 1 & 2 for hypothesizing what science has just proved. Thank you oh so much.
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SeriousQuiche at 5:26AM, April 24, 2007
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Deep Fried t rex…sounds delish.
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sniper jedi at 9:25AM, April 25, 2007
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Humans and bananas have about 70% identical DNA. Most living things have VERY similar DNA sequences, because our cells have the basic same functions.
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shaneronzio at 6:51PM, May 2, 2007
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Maybe the T Rex ate a Chicken?
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