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Dinosaurs Got The Bends From Prolonged Diving
2012-08-20 10:59:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Dinosaur-like creatures may have injured themselves during leisurely deep-sea diving trips and not from ascending too quickly as previously thought Bone deformities on the fossilized remains of Ichthyosarians, which were giant dolphin-like reptiles that first emerged approximately 245 million years ago, were identified in a recent study. The lesions were like those that human divers get as a result of changes in body pressure,...


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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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