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13 August, 2017

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Naomi Imatome-Yun: Bad Science or Bad Journalism? Top Experts Come Together to Address Nutrition Myths (Blue Zones)
At Blue Zones, we promote a plant-[based] diet based on our own research in Blue Zones regions, where populations lived the longest, healthiest lives. It is naturally lower in saturated fat because it is much lower in meat products and processed foods. It also naturally lower in processed sugar and refined grains (white bread, white pasta, etc). Our research concurs with current nutrition and public health research that obesity and other chronic illnesses are multi-faceted: excess calories, excess intake of animal products, excess intake of refined sugar, physical inactivity, cigarette smoking, and other lifestyle factors all play a role.

Marc Dion: Lining a Bird's Nest (Creators Syndicate)
I believe everyone should invent at least one thing before they die. It doesn't have to be a new kind of artificial intelligence, or a car that runs on ketchup, or anything important. It's enough if you invent a better way to make your favorite noodle casserole, just as long as you mark your life with a little innovation.

Megan Morton: Shelf life: novelist Hanya Yanagihara on living with 12,000 books (The Guardian)
The A Little Life author opens the doors to her one-bedroom New York apartment.

What I'm really thinking: the woman with breast cancer (The Guardian)
I grieve for the family celebrations I may miss, growing older with my husband, having grandchildren.

Howard Jacobson: 'Happy giants exist only in Disney' (The Guardian)
Some things are so outlandish, they outrage not only morality, but also the very principles of harmony that underpin the universe.

Alison Flood: Read like a girl: how children's books of female stories are booming (The Guardian)
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls and Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World are just two of a raft of inspirational titles changing bedtime reading.

Jonathan Jones: Jim Carrey's art is yet more proof that Hollywood stars should avoid the canvas (The Guardian)
The comic actor's short film about his paintings is painful viewing, but he's not the first star who has tried, and failed, to moonlight as an artist.

Jonathan Jones: "Cézanne unmasked: the shattering portraits that blew Picasso and the Paris avant garde away" (The Guardian)
He painted his wife without lips. He painted his friend with a spinal deformity. And he painted himself as a ghost in a top hat. Paul Cézanne's unflinching portraits, coming to Britain this autumn, didn't just astonish Picasso and his disciples. They changed art for ever.

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This nation was once known as the Malagasy Republic. By what name is it known today?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

Alis volat propriis ("She flies with her own wings") is the official motto of which US state?

       Oregon                                                      Source

Alis volat propriis is a Latin phrase used as the motto of U.S. state of Oregon.

The official English version of the motto is "She flies with her own wings" in keeping with the tradition of considering countries and territories to be feminine. However, because the feminine pronoun in the Latin sentences is often omitted and the verb form is not inflected for gender, the phrase could be translated with equal validity as "[one] flies with [one's] own wings" or "[it] flies with [its] own wings".        Source

Randall was first and correct with:

Mark. wrote:
   Alis volat propriis is the motto of the state of Oregon. That's a new one on me.

Alan J said:

Deborah replied:
   I didn't know and couldn't stand the suspense, so I looked it up: that's Oregon's motto. The stuff I learn from you, Marty.

Adam answered:

Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:

David of Moon Valley said:
   looks to be Oregon....

zorch wrote:
   Oregon. It replaced 'The Union' in 1987.

Billy in Cypress replied:

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali answered:
   My neighbor to the North…Oregon…too wet and damp for this Cali fellow

John I from Hawai`i says,

Gene took the day off.

Stephen F took the day off.

mj took the day off.

Kevin K. in Washington, DC took the day off.

Dave in Tucson took the day off.

Daniel in The City took the day off.

Joe S     took the day off.

Harry M. took the day off.

DJ Useo took the day off.

Sally has retired.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

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Elephants unchained: 'The day has gone by when this was entertainment' | Environment | The Guardian

106-year-old Antarctic fruitcake found, might be edible - SFGate

Really? Republicans Aren't Like These People? Then Where Are They?

Manchin Emerges as Possible Pick for Energy Department

Football's Concussion Crisis Is Killing Former High School Players, Too | HuffPost

REPORT: Steve Bannon May Be Next on the John Kelly Chopping Block

Quite a Theory: Is Trump Considering Replacing Rick Perry at DOE with a Democrat?

Trump & GOP Tepidly Try To Separate Themselves From Racism. David Duke Sets Them Straight.

Charlottesville: Trump under fire after failing to denounce white supremacists | US news | The Guardian

Asia's Harry Potter obsession poses threat to owls | Environment | The Guardian

Glen Campbell's Galveston: politics of nostalgia echo amid faded grandeur | US news | The Guardian

Western museums try to forge deal with west Africa to return the Benin bronzes | World news | The Guardian

From a Cville Resident: This crisis had been brewing for a long time

6 GOPers will say it: Terrorism, Nazism, Traitors. Why won't Trump? UPDATE: DoJ/FBI open probe

Trump posing with a torch carrier..This is his base and why he won't call it Terrorism!

You're Damn Right We're Coming For Your History

Nazi publication The Daily Stormer applauds #Trump comments. "He says he loves us all."

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Current Events

Janet found a list of things/people/groups Predator has called out specifically while being unable to condemn the KKK or neo-Nazis or white supremacists:

Things Trump Has Condemned Other Than White Nationalists

Linda   >^..^<
     We are all only temporarily able bodied.

Thanks, Linda (& Janet)!
Maybe Trump has fond family memories of white supremacists -
Reports confirm Donald Trump's dad was arrested at Klan rally, and that those arrested were "berobed" / Boing Boing
In 1927, Donald Trump's father was arrested after a Klan riot in Queens - The Washington Post
All the Evidence We Could Find About Fred Trump's Alleged Involvement with the KKK - VICE
Trump Family History: Donald, Fred, And The Ku Klux Klan | HuffPost
Donald Trump and the Ku Klux Klan: A History | The New Yorker
Just sayin'.



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Violent white nationalist protests prompt state of emergency in Virginia | TheHill

Violence erupts at Klan-like rally through the University of Virginia campus - ThinkProgress

Trump Blames Bigotry "On All Sides" in Charlottesville During Self-Aggrandizing Speech - Mother Jones

Bush-Era Ethics Czar Says Trump's Far-Right Staffers Are to Blame for Charlottesville Riot: 'I Will Not Support Fascism' |

David Duke In Charlottesville: Our Rally "Fulfills The Promises Of Donald Trump" | The Intellectualist

White Supremacists Show Up To A City That Didn't Want Them, Chant 'Blood And Soil' | HuffPost

Celebrities Speak Out Against White Supremacist Violence In Charlottesville | HuffPost

Trump again refuses to take responsibility for a resurgence of white nationalism | Southern Poverty Law Center

Look At What's Happening In America In 2017 | HuffPost

Charlottesville Unite the Right rally: what's happened so far - Vox

White House adviser says people should stop criticizing white supremacists so much - ThinkProgress

Trump fails to condemn white supremacists in statement on Charlottesville violence - POLITICO

White supremacists cheer Trump's response to Charlottesville violence - ThinkProgress

Trump's Favorite Twitter Pollster Is a Renamed Pizzagate Conspiracy Peddler | The Daily

This Is A Sick Child: Trump Gets A Twice-Daily Folder of Good News About Himself. This Is Not the Onion, Though We Wish It Was. | Common

GOP Infighting Explodes Into Open Over Stalled Legislative Agenda | HuffPost

This Is What 'Oppressed' White Men Look Like | HuffPost

Trump's Gratitude for the 'Bad Guys' - The Atlantic

Stephen Miller's Combative Style, Seen In Immigration Briefing, Dates To Youth : NPR

Trump Tells Guam Governor Nuclear Tensions Will Mean More Tourism | HuffPost

Behind the Trump-McConnell feud - POLITICO

11 Quotes From The Alt-Right Doctrine That Will Make You Want To Punch Yourself In The Face | HuffPost



Reader Comment

PBS - "The Bomb"

PBS aired this today, and in case this aired only on SDPB and not nationally, this is something everyone in America should watch. I've seen similar shows before, but this was truly excellent.

It's called "The Bomb", and it's about 2 hours of the history, development and use of the atomic bomb. This is probably a good time to watch it, with the Trump/North Korea 'phallic ego conflict' that is going on now! If you want to see "fire and fury such as the world has never seen" do yourself a favor and see this:

PBS - Atomic Bomb / Nuclear Bomb Documentary "The Bomb" 720p Remastered Video - YouTube

In addition, I just had to hear, in it's entirety, the song that they aired part of in the special, called "Atomic Power", by Fred Kirby. It's an ironic hoot...check it out:

FRED KIRBY Atomic Power 1946 - YouTube

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Tiera in SD

Thanks, Tiera!



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Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End

My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.

Come Get Me Mother Fucker | Putting and end to NSA government Spying





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Last Night

The mystery truck remains.
Was told it belongs to some neighbors who moved away.
Still quite odd.

Tonight, Sunday:

CBS starts the night with '60 Minutes', followed by a FRESH 'Big Brother', then a FRESH 'Candy Crush', followed by a RERUN 'NCIS: The Expendable One'.

NBC opens the night with 'Dateline', followed by a RERUN 'American Ninja Warrior'.

ABC begins the night with LIVE 'NFL Preseason Football', followed by a FRESH 'Steve Harvey's Funderdome', then a FRESH 'The $100,000 Pyramid'.

The CW fills the night with LIVE 'NFL Preseason Football'.

Faux has a RERUN 'The Simpsons', followed by a RERUN 'Bob's Burgers', then the FRESH 'Teen Choice 2017'.

MY has an old 'Anger Managment', followed by another old 'Anger Management', then an old 'Big Bang Theory', followed by another old 'Big Bang Theory', then still another old 'Big Bang Theory', followed by yet another old 'Big Bang Theory'.

A&E has 'Storage Wars', another 'Storage Wars', followed by a FRESH 'Storage Wars'.

AMC offers all old 'Breaking Bad' all night.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    TOP GEAR AMERICA - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 2-Movie Magic
 [7:00AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 22 - EPISODE 1
 [8:00AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 22 - EPISODE 3
 [3:00PM]    SWORDFISH (2001)
 [5:00PM]    A KNIGHT'S TALE (2001)
 [8:00PM]    TOP GEAR AMERICA - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-Life On The Go
 [9:00PM]    A KNIGHT'S TALE (2001)
 [12:00AM]    SWORDFISH (2001)

Bravo has 'Shahs Of Sunset', followed by a FRESH 'Shahs Of Sunset', 'Below Deck Mediterranean', 'Shahs Of Sunset', then a FRESH 'Watch What Happens Live'.

Comedy Central has the movie 'Joe Dirt', followed by the movie 'Talledega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby'.

FX has the movie 'Marvel's The Avengers', followed by the movie 'Thor: The Dark World', then a FRESH 'The Strain'.

History has a FRESH 'Forged In Fire: Cutting Deeper', followed by a FRESH 'The Cars That Made America Great'.

IFC  -   
 [11:30AM]    THE CRAFT
 [1:45PM]    FARGO
 [4:00PM]    SE7EN
 [10:30PM]    PULP FICTION
 [5:15AM]    BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW-Last Year You Weren't 40

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Stir Crazy
 [8:00AM]    Crocodile Dundee
 [10:00AM]    Ghostbusters
 [12:30PM]    Ghostbusters II
 [3:00PM]    Ghostbusters
 [5:30PM]    Ghostbusters II
 [8:00PM]    Ghostbusters
 [10:30PM]    Ghostbusters II
 [1:00AM]    Crocodile Dundee
 [3:00AM]    Thelma & Louise    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'Lake Placid', followed by the movie 'Skyfall'.

TCM spends 24 hours with Barbara Stanwyck
 [6:00 AM]      So Big (1932)
 [7:30 AM]      The Purchase Price (1932)
 [9:00 AM]      Ladies They Talk About (1933)
 [10:30 AM]      The Mad Miss Manton (1938)
 [12:00 PM]      The Lady Eve (1941)
 [2:00 PM]      Ball of Fire (1942)
 [4:00 PM]      These Wilder Years (1956)
 [6:00 PM]      My Reputation (1946)
 [8:00 PM]      All I Desire (1953)
 [9:30 PM]      The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers (1946)
 [11:45 PM]      Crime Of Passion (1957)
 [1:30 AM]      Baby Face (1933)
 [3:00 AM]      The Miracle Woman (1931)
 [4:45 AM]      Jeopardy (1953)

Monday   -  08/14/17

TCM spends 24 hours with Vanessa Redgrave
 [6:00 AM]      Young Catherine (1991)
 [9:15 AM]      The Sea Gull (1968)
 [12:00 PM]      Behind the Mask (1958)
 [2:00 PM]      Agatha (1979)
 [4:00 PM]      The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)
 [6:00 PM]      Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment (1966)     [AKA: 'Morgan!']
 [8:00 PM]      Julia (1977)
 [10:15 PM]      Orpheus Descending (1990)
 [12:30 AM]      Blow-Up (1966)
 [2:45 AM]      Camelot (1967)

TNT has a FRESH 'Claws'.

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Violent clashes erupt at 'Unite the Right' rally in Charlottesville, Va.


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Actively Working Against Consumers


The Federal Communications Commission is arguably the federal government's least-loved and geekiest body. 30 seconds of talk about rural broadband deployments and spectrum allocation is enough to send most people running from the room. But don't be fooled: the FCC wields a huge amount of power over one of the nation's most critical pieces of infrastructure, and right now, it's a mess.

The hot-topic issue in the FCC is net neutrality. We're not going to try and rehash the argument right now, but in a nutshell, Trump-appointed commissioner Ajit Pai (R-Comcast) is moving to roll back rules that allow the FCC to enforce net neutrality rules on internet service providers. Net neutrality is bad for the bottom line of internet providers, since it prevents them from using the regional monopoly power that they have to rip off customers.

Pai has given lip service to being in favor of net neutrality - he wants a gentleman's agreement with the ISPs to uphold the "spirit" of net neutrality - but he's working to dismantle the framework that allows the FCC to make and enforce rules to protect net neutrality. Pai, a former Verizon lawyer, claims (falsely) that net neutrality hurts investment by ISPs, and that the magic free hand of capitalism will protect consumers anyway (it won't).

But the FCC's anti-consumer agenda doesn't end at net neutrality. In recent days, the commission has considered redefining "high-speed" broadband at a lower speed - 10Mbps, to be specific, down from the 25Mbps it's currently at. Doing so would overnight make the US's internet market look a lot better.

Right now, 80% of Americans have only one option for high-speed broadband at home, assuming they have any choice at all. That's because for most people, the only high-speed option is the cable network, and as you well know, most people don't have a choice of cable provider.



White nationalists carry torches on the grounds of the University of Virginia, on the eve of a planned Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 11, 2017.
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Popularity Among US Adults Continues to Grow


Marijuana's popularity among American adults is on the rise - and use of the recreational drug is expected to continue to increase, according to several surveys.

The increase in popularity, along with more permissive attitudes toward marijuana use, may be due in part to its changing legalization status in many parts of the country, experts say.

Forty-five percent of adults in the U.S. have used marijuana at least once in their lives, according to a Gallup poll released in mid-July - the all-time highest percentage in the 48-year history of Gallup asking Americans this question.

Trying marijuana at least once as an adult isn't the same as being a user of the drug, but the percentage of current smokers is on the rise as well: The same Gallup poll revealed that 12 percent of U.S. adults - 1 in 8 - said they use marijuana, up from 7 percent in 2013.

Meanwhile, data from two large national surveys done by the federal government also finds increasing rates of marijuana use among adults. (Gallup does its poll by telephone interviews, while federal surveys conduct face-to-face interviews. An in-person interview could possibly influence results because marijuana is still illegal in most states and people may be hesitant to admit they use it.)



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Historic Tree Dying


A cottonwood tree that provided shade for the Ute tribes of western Colorado before the arrival of white settlers has grown rotten and unstable and must be trimmed into a memorial that recognizes its once-imposing stature.

The Ute Council Tree in the western Colorado town of Delta is believed to be about 215 years old. But the cottonwood can no longer be considered safe, The (Grand Junction) Daily Sentinel reported .

The Delta County Historical Society reports that the last surviving limb fell on a windless morning Aug. 1.

The tree, which once was part of a cottonwood gallery along the Gunnison River on the east side of Delta, has withered over the last 25 years, having lost all but its crown.

The lower trunk was filled with concrete in 1961, but it's become clear that the tree core has been hollowed out with rot, the society said.



Violent clashes erupt at 'Unite the Right' rally in Charlottesville, Va.


World's Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge Stretches Over 1,000 Feet | Urbanist


Giant Collection Moving To New York

Canine Art

Organizers of the American Kennel Club's Museum of the Dog unveiled their new digs Wednesday ahead of the canine art collection's move to the Big Apple in early 2019.

The 35-year-old museum is currently in St. Louis, Missouri, where it holds more than 700 original paintings and porcelain and bronze sculptures. A special "Tenacious Terriers" exhibit now on display features an 1890 oil painting with a bright red Irish Terrier in full glory.

AKC officials plan to expand and enhance the museum to keep pace with much better known art collections in New York. But they released few details Wednesday.

Joined by a four-legged claque that included a German Shorthaired Pointer, a Bulldog and a Leonberger, AKC officials said the museum would share a 60,000 square foot space with the AKC's headquarters on Park Avenue.

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'Doing The Military A Great Favor'


Donald Trump (R-Crooked) said Thursday that he did U.S. military leaders a big favor by banning transgender troops from serving their country ? even though he never consulted the Pentagon on his plans and has left thousands of transgender service members in limbo.

"It's been a very complicated issue for the military, it's been a very confusing issue for the military, and I think I'm doing the military a great favor," Trump told reporters at his golf club in New Jersey, where he's vacationing this month.

But the president didn't tell military leaders he was planning to make such a major policy change. The Pentagon was blindsided by Trump's announcement last month, which he made on Twitter, and has since been referring questions to the White House. If anything, this was precisely what military leaders did not want to do, since they lifted the ban last year after an exhaustive review of military readiness policies.

Trump's snap decision to change the policy made more sense in light of a Politico report that he did so to appease conservatives in the House so they would pass a spending bill that included money to build his border wall.

Trump went way further than what they wanted: House Republicans wanted him to announce that he opposed federal money going toward gender reassignment surgery for transgender troops, but the president instead said they would be prohibited from serving at all. Oops.



Violent clashes erupt at 'Unite the Right' rally in Charlottesville, Va.


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Documents Deleted


Documents showing Donald Trump's (R-Corrupt) flagship Washington hotel made nearly $2m (£1.5m) profit in the first four months of 2017 have been deleted after they were posted online by accident.

The US General Services Administration hastily pulled down files that showed the Trump International, which is just down the road from the White House, had raked in $1.97m in profit despite being expected to lose some $2.1m early in its operation.

The hotel has been a focus of controversy due to criticism of Mr Trump's alleged conflicts of interest, which centre on whether his position as President gives his businesses extra cachet, and therefore an advantage over competitors.

According to The Hill, the hotel hiked its rates after Mr Trump became President. It is located inside an old post office building that the President's company leases from the government.

Because he has retained ownership-at arm's length-of his real estate empire while serving in the White House, he can still financially benefit from his business interests.



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Legal Aid Cuts

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North Carolina's House speaker wouldn't say at first why the Republican-led General Assembly cut much of the state funding legal aid groups use to help low-income clients facing evictions and other legal trouble in civil court. The $1.6 million cut in the final state budget in June was approved with little or no debate, with no explanations provided to the defenders of the poor.

Now, weeks later, Speaker Tim Moore has provided some hints as to why he pushed to take the money away: He suggested that some legal aid attorneys were overzealous in their defense of renters in landlord-tenant disputes.

"There were examples being brought to a number of us, where for example you had a 'mom and pop' who were landlords in a lease and where they were coming in and getting served with discovery and all these things and a lot of frivolous motions," the Cleveland County Republican told reporters when he returned to Raleigh last week.

This money was cut as another state body, the University of North Carolina Board of Governors, whose members are appointed by the legislature, prepares to decide a motion from conservatives that would bar the UNC Center for Civil Rights from representing low-income clients in school segregation and environmental justice cases.

"By these combined actions, meaningful access to the courts for low-income people will be significantly reduced," George Hausen, executive director of Legal Aid of North Carolina, said by email on Friday.

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A masked anti-government demonstrators attends a protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Opposition members called a demonstration to protest the seating of a special assembly to rewrite the constitution. Observers will be closely watching the turnout as the arrest of several mayors and the opposition's decision to compete in regional elections despite concerns the election for the constitutional assembly was marred by fraud.
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Stolen Piece Returned To Museum

Willem de Kooning

More than three decades after thieves made off with a valuable painting from the University of Arizona Museum of Art, officials say they have recovered the long sought piece from an antique dealer in New Mexico.

Curators at the museum that was home to Willem de Kooning's "Woman-Ochre" spent years hoping to get it back after two people stole the painting the day after Thanksgiving in 1985.

That dream finally came true when furniture and antique dealer David Van Auker called the museum from Silver City, New Mexico. Marketing Manager Gina Compitello-Moore said Auker bought the painting at an estate sale and later began researching it when he read an article about the heist that depicted an identical looking piece.

"When I got the phone call, this is literally the phone call I've been dreaming of - is somebody calling my phone and saying I think I have your stolen painting and that's what he said," museum curator Olivia Miller said.

Miller said it really stood out to her when Van Auker mentioned damaging lines across the canvas that made it look as if it had been rolled up. Miller said a former museum curator was in utter disbelief and elated when she told her the painting was recovered.

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Biggest Dinosaur That Ever Lved

Patagotitan mayorum

There's a new king of the dinosaurs. Researchers working with bones found half a decade ago in Argentina have finally classified and named the new species that is thought to have been the largest of all the mighty reptiles. It's called Patagotitan mayorum, and it was so incredibly huge that it would have made even fearsome carnivores like the Tyrannosaurus rex look downright tiny by comparison.

Patagotitan mayorum - whose name is derived from Patagonia, Argentina, where its fossils were first discovered - lived some 100 million years ago. A half dozen examples of the species have been unearthed so far, and by averaging their sizes, scientists have been able to get a rough idea for what they looked like in the flesh. The research was published this week in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

The massive plant-eaters were true titans of their day, averaging 122 feet in length with a shoulder height of around 20 feet. When the animal raised its mighty neck its height would have been several times taller, and like other sauropod dinosaurs it likely used its impressive reach to pick plant material from towering trees.

With a weight that could top 80 tons, the creature was roughly as heavy as the Space Shuttle (minus a full tank of fuel) and are thought to have been extremely slow moving. Compared to the Tyrannosaurus rex, which weighed just shy of 9 tons in adulthood, the Patagotitan mayorum would have been hard to miss, and scientists believe it could be the largest land animal that ever walked the Earth.

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