Brachiosaurus (from Greek for "arm lizard") was a sauropod dinosaur that
lived in what is now North America during the Late Jurassic, about
154–153 million years ago. The genus was first described by American
paleontologist Elmer S. Riggs in 1903 from fossils found in the Colorado
River valley in western Colorado. Only a few other specimens of
Brachiosaurus are known to exist, making it one of the rarer sauropods
of the Morrison Formation. It was probably between 18 and 21 meters (59
and 69 ft) long; weight estimates range from 28.3 to 58 metric tons
(31.2 to 63.9 short tons). Like other sauropods, it was a large
dinosaur with a long neck and small skull; atypically, it had longer
forelimbs than hindlimbs, a steeply inclined trunk, and a proportionally
shorter tail. It was a high browser, possibly cropping or nipping
vegetation up to 9 meters (30 ft) off the ground. Brachiosaurus
appeared in the 1993 film Jurassic Park.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brachiosaurus>
Today's selected anniversaries:
The English association football club Newcastle United was
founded by the merger of Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End.
The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Genocide
Convention, which defines genocide in legal terms and advises its
signatories to prevent and punish such actions.
Douglas Engelbart gave what became known as "The Mother of All
Demos", publicly debuting the computer mouse, hypertext, and the bit-
mapped graphical user interface using the oN-Line System (NLS).
Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich was arrested for a number
of corruption crimes, including attempting to sell the U.S. Senate seat
that was being vacated by then-President-elect Barack Obama.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (Britain) Usually capitalized as Dame: a title equivalent to Sir for
a female knight.
2. (Britain) A matron at a school, especially Eton College.
3. (Britain, theater) In traditional pantomime: a melodramatic female
often played by a man in drag.
4. (US, dated, informal, slightly derogatory) A woman.
5. (archaic) A lady, a woman.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
When knowledge is the slave of social considerations, it defines
a special class; when it serves its own ends only, it no longer does so.
There is of course a profound logic in this paradox: genuine knowledge
is egalitarian in that it allows no privileged source, testers,
messengers of Truth. It tolerates no privileged and circumscribed data.
The autonomy of knowledge is a leveller.
Show replies by date