Tyrannosaurus Rex’s Bite Force Measured 8,000 Pounds, Scientists Say

The teeth of Tyrannosaurus rex have been called “killer bananas,” and a new study in the journal Scientific Reports shows just how hard those fearsome chompers could clamp down.

“What we came up with were bite forces of around 8,000 pounds,” says Gregory Erickson of Florida State University. “That’s like setting three small cars on top of the jaws of a T. rex — that’s basically what was pushing down.”

Erickson and his colleague Paul Gignac, of Oklahoma State University, initially looked at the bite forces produced by different crocodile species.

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GIVEAWAY TIME!

We’re giving away a 925 silver Celtic Tree of Life pendant and a shieldmaiden bookmark to those who leave a review for Dark Harvest. If you haven’t read it yet, don’t fret! You can still get it and read in time for this contest! You can buy it here.  If you’ve read it already, enter here. Giveaway starts at midnight tonight and runs through June 30th! Good Luck!

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Are you unsure what will be considered a pre-existing condition? This is who will lose if Trumpcare passes the Senate.

  • AIDS/HIV
  • Alcohol or drug abuse with recent treatment
  • Alzheimer’s/dementia
  • Anorexia
  • Arthritis
  • Bulimia
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary artery/heart disease, bypass surgery
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Hemophilia
  • Hepatitis
  • Kidney disease, renal failure
  • Lupus
  • Mental disorders (including Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Schizophrenia)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Obesity
  • Organ transplant
  • Paraplegia
  • Paralysis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Pending surgery or hospitalization
  • Pneumocystic pneumonia
  • Pregnancy or expectant parent (includes men)
  • Sleep apnea
  • Stroke
  • Transsexualism

This includes MILLIONS of people.

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So, @Heineken made a commercial that touches your soul. Watch here.

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Your trash is someone’s treasure.

You’ve heard the old adage “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Millennial are now giving that phrase new meaning. For a post-college graduate working a full time job, dumpster diving can provide a supplement to one’s income. One woman says she has school loans to pay off and she’s selling the stuff she finds…

via From trash to cash: Dumpster diver finds new life in tossed cosmetics — WGN-TV

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Homicide Suspect Update Steve Stephens (PHOTO)

Source: Homicide Suspect Update Steve Stephens (PHOTO)

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Will tonight be the night #AprilTheGiraffe has her calf? Watch LIVE.

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So, @ThirtyRev fixed the @Pepsi ad and it’s perfect.

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Bohemian Rhapsody unlike anything you’ve ever heard but need in your life.

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The Holocaust: Forgotten Victims

When people think of the Holocaust, it conjures images of Nazi Germany and the death camps of Auschwitz and Bergen-Belson. The sad truth is, the persecution not only touched Jews but Roma (Gypsy is a derogatory name) as well. The Roma are considered to be in the lowest class of people, often bunched in with thieves. So, when the Nazi’s invaded Romania, the Roma were the first to be deported.

The Roma were treated a little better than the Jews in the fact that, they were allowed to work for their food rations. However, that didn’t last long. Men, women, and children ate grass and roots. A few parents cut the flesh off of the dead to feed their children.

“One of the Romas from the Argintari clan said that, when one of his children died, he had to carve up his son’s buttcheeks and thighs and roast them on the fire to feed the rest of his kids. Others said that they simply had no other choice than to stab their living children for food.”

Some parents were not strong enough to carry their children so they would tie them to their backs. One survivor said that an officer shot a woman carrying her child on her back. The bullet killed her child, and she cast his body aside. She couldn’t do anything about her child’s death, so she left the body and kept walking.

There is no doubt that the Holocaust is one of the worst atrocities in history, yet there is still a lot that we don’t know. Sadly, some of the Roma that survived are now gone. Life after the Holocaust hasn’t been kind for the Roma. Since Roma are stigmatized, they live on the fringe of society producing different types of crafts to sell.

George Santayana said it best. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

 

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