Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Awesome Trivia

The four spikes at the end of the stegosaurus's tail are call a "thagomizer." This is not some sort of obscure technical term derived from latin or greek. It is a reference to a Far Side cartoon Gary Larson drew in 1982. Thanks to Irregular Webcomic for another cool piece of trivia.

1 comment:

John said...

I remember that cartoon. Awesome!

I think that Gary Larson has a few species named after him. He's well liked by biologists.