Category Archives: WTF?

I thought I knew what ACAB means

Walking from the msueum to my car I recently happened upon a trashcan in a public park. It had some grafitti on it, and lots of stickers. One read ACAB, which normally means All Cops Are Bastards. Not a sentiment … Continue reading

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GSA’s single article access scam

Note: I am not using the word scam in a legal sense here, but as an everyday language term. Maybe a case could be made that GSA’s behavior is in fact fraudulent, but I believe such a case would fail … Continue reading

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RTFP becomes RTFS – on mis-citations and mis-representations in scientific works

Here’s a topic that has started to peeve me a lot, lately. It is a spin-off, or rather a development out of, the old RTFP adage. RTFP means Read the …. paper (I’ll leave it to your imagination what the … Continue reading

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Science preview elucidation

Yesterday I showed you a sneak preview on some research I am doing. That triggered some rather incredulous emails and private messages, especially after I hinted in a comment that the artificial track is from Plateosaurus. After all, Plateosaurus lived … Continue reading

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Mystery photo 5

it is hard to spot, and hopefully harder to identify, but there is an animal in this picture. And all the information you need to identify it, too. Good luck!

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Mammal Monday 40: U shittin’ me?

this one provoked much laughter, especially with the kids.  

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Pumpkin Dinosaurs galore!

Mystery photo 1, the pumpkin stegosaur, has many brothers. Can you name them all?

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A strange coincidence

As you all know by now, I recently visited the Dinosaur National Monument. More precisely, Dan Chure kindly showed me and Brooks Britt around the renovated and rebuilt Quarry Visitor Center – “…a building that will not fall on the … Continue reading

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I’m baffled (Mangling the English language 1)

About two years ago a business opened nearby. One that had me wondering whenever I passed it: what exactly do they do? Turns out is was not a very busy business – they closed a while ago. The sign is … Continue reading

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Overdoing things

There’s some great palaeo-related furniture and sanitary installation stuff around, for example an ammonite washbasin. or check out this site. And sometimes, companies try to make their main theme show in the architecture of their buildings, and in all the … Continue reading

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Craziest football game ever!

I just watched/listened to the craziest football game I have ever seen – and I am pretty sure it won’t be beat! The game was the second relegation between Fortuna Düsseldorf and Hertha BSC, with Fortuna having won the first … Continue reading

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