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These scientists have ears but they are deaf. Deaf to the nature of how things are far more complicated then they can possibly imagine. Of course ears are more complicated, do you think they just dropped out of the sky on the head of Dumbo the elephant? Only I, Dr. Mobusu, understand how complicated the structure of ears are, because I creative bionic ear implants for many of my creations. Ears take the most time to perfect outside of immune systems, because they so easily can go wrong. Even enhanced eyes re simpler than stupid ears. Plus, once you develop the enhanced bionic ears, you have to worry about the stupid things sealing themselves up due to wax. And don’t get me started on sonar ears… Just for the scientists’ ignorance, I shall create an army of beasts with ears so big they can take to flight, and send them to attack Seattle. Because Seattle is just asking for it. MuHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Prehistoric Reptiles From Russia Possessed The First Modern Ears

The discovery of the first anatomically modern ear in a group of 260 million-year-old fossil reptiles significantly pushes back the date of the origin of an advanced sense of hearing, and suggests the first known adaptations to living in the dark.
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The ability of modern animals to hear a wide range of frequencies, highly important for prey capture, escape, and communication, was long assumed to have only evolved shortly before the origin of dinosaurs, not much longer than 200 million years ago, and therefore comparatively late in vertebrate history.
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But why would these animals have possessed such an ear” “Of course this question cannot be answered with certainty”, explains Müller, “but when we compared these fossils with modern land vertebrates, we recognized that animals with an excellent sense of hearing such as cats, owls, or geckos, are all active at night or under low-light conditions.

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Posted by Dr. Mobusu - April 7, 2009 at 2:03 pm

Categories: Biology, Dinosaurs and other extinct, Science   Tags: ,

Maiacetus inuus whales think they are cool because they give birth on land

You aren’t cool, Maiacetus inuus. In fact, you are extinct! That isn’t cool. Just because all the other whales will never know the joy of walking on land and all of them die like beached losers every time they try, doesn’t mean your special. You aren’t. In fact, you’re just a loser. And I, Dr. Mobusu, am not going to even bother to clone your species and rescue it from extinction obscurity. So there. That’s what you get for your attitude. Maybe you’ll learn your lesson. MuHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

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Fossils from two early whales — a male and a rare pregnant female — shed light on how these ancestors to modern whales made the leap from walking on land to ruling the sea.

The fetal remains, found with the 47.5 million-year-old pregnant female, were positioned head down, suggesting these creatures gave birth on land, while spending much of the rest of their time in the water
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The fetal skeleton is the first specimen of the extinct whale group known as Archaeoceti, and the find represents a new species named Maiacetus inuus, a hybrid of the words for “mother whale” and Inuus, the name of a Roman fertility god.

The fetus was positioned head down like other land animals, allowing it to begin breathing right away. This suggests the group had not yet made the leap to giving birth in the water like modern whales, which are born tail first to allow them to start swimming right after birth.

The 8.5-foot (2.59-meter) male, which was collected in the same fossil beds as the female, is about 12 percent bigger and had fangs that were 20 percent larger than those of the female. Gingerich said these well developed choppers suggest the creatures spent a large portion of their time catching and eating fish.

Both fossils had four flipper-like legs that could have supported their weight on land, but only for short distances, suggesting these whales likely came on shore to mate, rest and give birth, Gingerich said.

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Posted by Dr. Mobusu - February 7, 2009 at 3:42 pm

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Titanoboa cerrejonensis is the best snake ever!

Titanoboa cerrejonensis is a gigantic snake of monstrous proportions that SciFi Channel can only dream of having giant snakes in their movies that are as big as. And now I, Dr. Mobusu, am hard at work at bringing them back to life. Because, the world needs giant snakes slithering around, eating people left and right, and being all snake. Snake is the new punk, and controlling giant prehistoric snakes is the new Dr. Mobusu. Because that’s what I do. You can’t stop Dr. Mobusu, you can only pray his monsters eat you last! MuHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

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Fossils from northeastern Colombia reveal the biggest snake ever discovered: a behemoth that stretched 42 to 45 feet long, reaching more than 2,500 pounds.

“This thing weighs more than a bison and is longer than a city bus,” enthused snake expert Jack Conrad of the American Museum of Natural History in New York, who was familiar with the find.

“It could easily eat something the size of a cow. A human would just be toast immediately.”
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Actually, the beast probably munched on ancient relatives of crocodiles in its rainforest home some 58 million to 60 million years ago, he said.

The discoverers of the snake named it Titanoboa cerrejonensis (“ty-TAN-o-BO-ah sare-ah-HONE-en-siss”). That means “titanic boa from Cerrejon,” the region where it was found.

While related to modern boa constrictors, it behaved more like an anaconda and spent almost all its time in the water, Head said. It could slither on land as well as swim.

Conrad, who wasn’t involved in the discovery, called the find “just unbelievable…. It mocks your preconceptions about how big a snake can get.”

Titanoboa breaks the record for snake length by about 11 feet, surpassing a creature that lived about 40 million years ago in Egypt, Head said. Among living snake species, the record holder is an individual python measured at about 30 feet long, which is some 12 to 15 feet shorter than typical Titanoboas, said study co-author Jonathan Bloch.

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Posted by Dr. Mobusu - February 4, 2009 at 3:36 pm

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One of my goat-troopers captured in Nigeria

Some of you may have noticed the news reported (laughingly) that Nigerian authorities declared a suspect transformed into a goat. What they don’t suspect is that this actually happened! I have engineered several goat-troopers over the years to infiltrate areas and just cause general mayhem when I was bored. But Dr. Mobusu is a kind creator, and I let my creations choose freedom if they so desire after their first two year term of service. One such creation, a goat-trooper named Martin, choose to leave for greener pastures, ending up in Nigeria doing unlawful things. I take no responsibility for his actions, as I keep my creations well cared for. Eventually, Martin was captured by the local authorities. He will now probably be eaten, and I would suggest slow roasting him because that makes the meat the most tender. MuHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Newspaper claims suspect transformed into a goat
Fri Jan 23, 6:07 pm ET

LAGOS, Nigeria – One of Nigeria’s biggest daily newspapers reported that police implicated a goat in an attempted automobile theft. In a front-page article on Friday, the Vanguard newspaper said that two men tried to steal a Mazda car two days earlier in Kwara State, with one suspect transforming himself into a goat as vigilantes cornered him.

The paper quoted police spokesman Tunde Mohammed as saying that while one suspect escaped, the other transformed into a goat as he was about to be apprehended.

The newspaper reported that police paraded the goat before journalists, and published a picture of the animal.

Police in the state couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

Belief in black magic is widespread in Nigeria, particularly in far-flung rural areas.

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Posted by Dr. Mobusu - January 31, 2009 at 8:24 pm

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My cannibal stars prepare to devour entire galaxies!

There is nothing more beautiful than the wonders found in outer space. Well, maybe seeing cities fall beneath your monstrous creations, but that is another story entirely. And now, space can finally get what is coming to it by my brand new stellar cannibals! These mean, hungry stars are colored blue, because they are powered with the souls of Smurfs! Roaming the universe, preparing to eat all that comes before them. Consume galaxies they will. Why do I, Dr. Mobusu, do this? Because I can! Dr. Mobusu does what he wants, when he wants, and the universe will learn not to stand in his way. MuHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Oddball ‘Blue Stragglers’ Are Stellar Cannibals
Astronomers have found what they say is the strongest evidence yet that a mysterious class of stars known as “blue stragglers” are the result of stellar cannibalism.

Blue stragglers are found throughout the universe in globular clusters — which typically are collections of about 100,000 stars, tightly bound by gravity. Because all the stars in these clusters are thought to have been born at the same time, they should all be the same age, but blue stragglers appear to be younger than their cluster peers.

The origin of these strange, massive stars has been a longstanding mystery, said study leader Christian Knigge of Southampton University in England.

“The only thing that was clear is that at least two stars must be involved in the creation of every single blue straggler, because isolated stars this massive simply should not exist in these clusters,” Knigge added.

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Posted by Dr. Mobusu - January 19, 2009 at 10:42 pm

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Pay no attention to that mystrious roar in deep space!

It is NOT my giant, living planet finally achieving consciousness and preparing to feed on neighboring moons for the first time. I repeat, it is NOT a giant living planet I created named Gorth who will soon devour planets on my command if they do not hand over their secret advanced technology. You have nothing to fear. Go back to watching American Idol. Remember to vote for the worst!

PS: Also ignore the Bloop in the ocean. Just don’t go swimming after dark if you hear it.

Mystery Roar from Faraway Space Detected
Andrea Thompson
Senior Writer
SPACE.com andrea Thompson
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space.com – Wed Jan 7, 10:31 pm ET

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Space is typically thought of as a very quiet place. But one team of astronomers has found a strange cosmic noise that booms six times louder than expected.

The roar is from the distant cosmos. Nobody knows what causes it.

Of course, sound waves can’t travel in a vacuum (which is what most of space is), or at least they can’t very efficiently. But radio waves can.

Radio waves are not sound waves, but they are still electromagnetic waves, situated on the low-frequency end of the light spectrum.

Many objects in the universe, including stars and quasars, emit radio waves. Even our home galaxy, the Milky Way, emits a static hiss (first detected in 1931 by physicist Karl Jansky). Other galaxies also send out a background radio hiss.

But the newly detected signal, described here today at the 213th meeting of the American Astronomical Society, is far louder than astronomers expected.

There is “something new and interesting going on in the universe,” said Alan Kogut of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

A team led by Kogut detected the signal with a balloon-borne instrument named ARCADE (Absolute Radiometer for Cosmology, Astrophysics, and Diffuse Emission).

In July 2006, the instrument was launched from NASA’s Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Palestine, Texas, and reached an altitude of about 120,000 feet (36,500 meters), where the atmosphere thins into the vacuum of space.

ARCADE’s mission was to search the sky for faint signs of heat from the first generation of stars, but instead they heard a roar from the distant reaches of the universe.

“The universe really threw us a curve,” Kogut said. “Instead of the faint signal we hoped to find, here was this booming noise six times louder than anyone had predicted.”

Detailed analysis of the signal ruled out primordial stars or any known radio sources, including gas in the outermost halo of our own galaxy.

Other radio galaxies also can’t account for the noise – there just aren’t enough of them.

“You’d have to pack them into the universe like sardines,” said study team member Dale Fixsen of the University of Maryland. “There wouldn’t be any space left between one galaxy and the next.”

The signal is measured to be six times brighter than the combined emission of all known radio sources in the universe.

For now, the origin of the signal remains a mystery.

“We really don’t know what it is,”said team member Michael Seiffert of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

And not only has it presented astronomers with a new puzzle, it is obscuring the sought-for signal from the earliest stars. But the cosmic static may itself provide important clues to the development of galaxies when the universe was much younger, less than half its present age. Because the radio waves come from far away, traveling at the speed of light, they therefore represent an earlier time in the universe.

“This is what makes science so exciting,” Seiffert said. “You start out on a path to measure something – in this case, the heat from the very first stars – but run into something else entirely, some unexplained.”

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Posted by Dr. Mobusu - January 9, 2009 at 1:51 pm

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