Thumbs up for Iguanodon!

Iguanodon, named for their iguana-like teeth, should really have been called Thumbsupasaurus. Many illustrations of the Iguanodon show them standing around in the swamp, a vacant, cow-like expression on their face, and their arms held stiffly out before them with their thumb-spikes pointed to the skies. They look like the eternal yes-men of the Jurassic/early-to-late-Cretaceous.

“Hey, what’s up Iguanodon?”

“Not much, man! Take it easy!” *thumbs up*

News: Posted September 28th, 2011 by Alina

^ 5 Comments to “Thumbs up for Iguanodon!”

  1. Marie Says:

    Iguanodon!! Alina, you are beyond awesome. You made the 7-year-old dinosaur fanatic in my head so very happy!

    Posted September 28th, 2011 at 3:55 pm
  2. LOL As a paleontology student, I found this doubly funny. It’s so completely true. When I saw Disney’s Dinosaur, I was very happy with their design of the Iggies, if for no other reason than that they got the forelimbs right, even if they didn’t show them as being able to run on two legs if necessary. But they are so the thumbs-up-asaurus. 😛 I will be using that from now on.

    Oh, also a note – your gallery here is doing something weird. When you reach a certain strip in 2009, the “forward” doesn’t work anymore and it only shows that strip. I tried to get back into the archive by going backwards from the current strip, but after about four or five strips back it does the same thing, except it’s the back button that stops working. I’d really like to read through the whole archive, so this frustrated me greatly.

    Posted September 28th, 2011 at 7:31 pm
  3. KenderBryant Says:

    *snerk* Love the Iguanodon joke. Thumbsupasaurus *snerk* BTW, did you check out that Dinosaurs Alive or whatever it’s called website I found for ya? Shame the tour’s over. It would have been awesomesauce!

    Posted September 28th, 2011 at 8:07 pm
  4. Red Says:

    This is the perfect time to introduce a theory that my friend has been working on for some time now!
    It’s been observed that people who play sports that require a specific muscle or area of the body as they grow up will have that portion lengthen significantly (Specifically, I’ve seen studies on Junior Tennis players with longer dominant arms.) My friend’s theory is that gamers who grew up using controllers and playing lots of video games will develop or have “Gamer Thumb”. A lengthening if the thumb digit! :3

    His theory is that it can be easily observed by stretching the thumb out (As if to splay your fingers as wide as possible) and looking at the area by the base of the wrist and thumb, hard core gamers (Thus far observed) generally have a depression there where the thumb bone has grown thinner than the gene would normally have had it grow in favor of greater length (The same has been observed in tennis players, who are growing *Females ages 10-12 specific* on their arm length and spinal cord density). Thus far observed, non-gamers do not have this depression at the base of the thumb and wrist, as the bone grew in normally.

    This is all untested, and all unproven, but the logic seems sound, and is a really cool thought that I figured I’d throw out there since this comic seemed to relate to it.

    You should have played more video games when you were younger, then you might be able to hit all those buttons! XD

    Posted September 29th, 2011 at 1:26 am
  5. Civilisedwookie Says:

    The dinosaur joke made me far happier than it should have . . .

    Posted October 5th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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