Sunday, May 17, 2009

Dinosaurs beat humans to opposable fingers

Not opposable thumbs. Dinosaurs just won the race to opposable fingers. And it was a bambiraptor (cute name) that first showed the adaption 75 million years ago. (New Scientist) Unlike most dinosaurs (which used their mouths), bambiraptor (which stood as high as your knees, and was likely feathered) could have used its flexible digits to grab prey.

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.