By Maggie Koerth-Baker at 2:12 pm Wed, Sep 28, 2011
In this Pecha Kucha presentation from Christchurch, New Zealand, Zoologist Mike Dickison talks about where a certain large, yellow, flightless bird fits into the tree of life.
Via Erin Kane
I kept waiting for him to thank the letter B and the number 4, or something along those lines. Nice nod to Mr. Henson instead, thanks!
I want to know what planet Snuffleupagus evolved on.
This is like those pop culture books on philosophy, deviously tricking you into learning something with an elaborate joke premise.
See. This guy is the definition of deication.
‘the Extremaly un-airconditioned wing of…’
Anybody know how to nominate this guy for an igNoble prize? His lecture seems to be worthy of such an honor.
@RossF:disqus – Perhaps, although the similarity in basic concept to “The Taxonomy of Barney”, which has already appeared in the Annals of Improbable Research, might put them off. (I confess I haven’t been able to watch the video, so apologies if I’m completely off with this, but it certainly sounds similar…)
Thanks for the nice comments. I think my skeleton reconstruction is more accurate than the Barney one. Snuffleupagus is surely a dwarf island mammoth. And I’ve no idea what deication is.
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