• Thu, Feb 24 2011

Did They Have To Call This Newly Discovered Dinosaur ‘Thunder Thighs’?

Meet the  Brontomerus mcintoshi. Its name is from the Greek “bronto”, meaning “thunder”; and “merós”, meaning “thigh”. In other words, the poor dinosaur going to be thrown into an endless spiral of body shame and leg lifts!

But apparently researches meant is as a compliment. They claim:

It could have given other animals a hefty kick, say its discoverers.

It seems most likely to us that what this is about is being able to deliver a strong kick”

“If predators came after it, it would have been able to boot them out of the way,” said Dr Mike Taylor,  from University College London, UK.

Sure. A compliment. They were only joking with the dinosaur. They thought it had a sense of humor. That’s what they all say. – National Geographic

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  • Malkovich

    Must have been male researchers who thought up this name.