Dino Metrics

Dinosaurs grew larger the longer they lived, so you could judge the age of a dinosaur by its size.

Here’s a handy chart to show you, using metric/SI prefixes, how to gauge the relative size of a certain flying dinosaur.

drawing showing dactyl, megadactyl, gigadactyl, and teradactyl instead of pterodactyl

But that drawing is missing an important part of the pterodactyl. So here’s another version:

drawing showing pdactyl, pmegadactyl, pgigadactyl, and pteradactyl instead of pterodactyl

I’m sure you won’t forget your prefixes now.

I would have kept going, but there wasn’t room on the image for petadactyl. Plus, the version with the silent P would have been ppetadactyl, which is just silly.

Do not rejoice, O Philistia, all of you, Because the rod that struck you is broken; For from the serpent’s root a viper will come out, And its fruit will be a flying serpent.

Isaiah 14:29

Digg Del.icio.us Reddit Stumble Upon

This little article thingy was written by Some Guy sometime around 11:46 pm and has been carefully placed in the Humor category.

One Response to “Dino Metrics”

  1. Ricky Anderson Says:

    And we definitely don’t go for silly ’round these parts.

Leave a Reply

Comment moderation: please do not submit your comment multiple times, as comments are not posted until I approve them. If your comment never appears, that probably means that I didn't like your comment (maybe off topic, maybe spam, maybe not family-friendly, etc.).

Check this box to be notified of additional comments to this post. Notification will be sent to the email address you provided above. You can also subscribe without commenting.