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  • DGTWoodward
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    A colony of the world's shortest giants..?

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  • Dr Maturin
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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,149354,00.html

    Update on the Hobbits.

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  • Capt.Montoya
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    Originally posted by RCmodeler
    What about the giant turtles/lizards on Galapagos Island?
    Don't they eat fish and seafood? Being surrounded by the sea they don't have that limitation. The pigmy elephants and mammoths had only access to the land food supply.

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  • jal
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    What about the giant turtles/lizards on Galapagos Island?
    dude.... never let the facts get in the way of a good theory!!

    or it could be that the giant turtles were actually larger when they got stranded there and the ones you see today ARE the mini ones!!!

    p.s. the lisards do not appear to have varied too much with regard to size (they ain`t nowhere near Kommodo Dragon size), thought the fact that they are at home in the ocean is slightly unusal.

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  • RCmodeler
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    Originally posted by Z'ha'dumDweller
    Apparently, the scientists can't agree upon what it is. The island was also home to miniature elephants. It says that with no natural predators and scarce food sources, species tend to slowly shrink.

    What about the giant turtles/lizards on Galapagos Island?

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  • Dr Maturin
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    Originally posted by thebaron
    It almost sounds like some of the movies that Max Eilerson watched like in the Crusade episode The Needs of Earth
    Hilariously, there is a funny part in the story about answering the questions that the Jawa guests were asking at a farmer and his new wife's wedding. It just had a list of answers. One was "No, the bride and groom are not going to consumate their marriage right here."

    EDIT: The name of the story is "Drawing the Maps of Peace: The Moisture Farmer's Tale" by M. Shayne Bell.
    Last edited by Dr Maturin; 10-29-2004, 02:02 AM.

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  • AaronB
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    Originally posted by Z'ha'dumDweller
    *Uttini.

    You're not up on your Jawese. Shame on you.

    Speaking of Jawas, the anthology Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina had an excellent story involving Jawas, Humans and Sand People and the relations between them on Tatooine.
    It almost sounds like some of the movies that Max Eilerson watched like in the Crusade episode The Needs of Earth

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  • Dr Maturin
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    <<I don't like EU stuff>>

    Well, it's a mixed bag like canon. The classics rule, the prequels suck.

    I have plugged these books again and again, and I will do so here again: The X-Wing series. They are action/mystery/political thrillers. The main characters in books 1-4 are Wedge Antilles (of course) and Corran Horn (who IS a bit of a stereotypical, invincible hero, but it doesn't hurt the story). Books 5-7 stars a squadron of rejects (also with Wedge) and are quite comical along with the description of 1-4. Book 8 stars Corran again (and somewhat parallels the Iraq War) and Book 9 happens several years later, and is my absolute favorite SW book ever. It's about a conspiracy on an atomic-level world that the Empire and New Republic must get to join their respective governments by "dueling," as per the world's custom.

    All of the XW books are by Michael A. Stackpole and Aaron Allston, both game designers and both excellent writers.

    These books are the equivalent of the techno-mage books in B5 as they do not star the main characters and really flesh out the universe while still telling stories that are important (in 1-4 they take Coruscant from the Empire).

    I say you go buy the XW series now.

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  • Ranger1
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    I don't like EU stuff,altough the back story about the Sand People from Knights of the Old republic was pretty amazing.

    *Uttini !!!! my bad
    Last edited by Ranger1; 10-28-2004, 03:56 PM.

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  • Dr Maturin
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    Originally posted by Ranger1
    Talking about taking a movie to seriously...give me a break,its not a Hobbit.
    ITS A JAWA

    Hootini
    *Uttini.

    You're not up on your Jawese. Shame on you.

    Speaking of Jawas, the anthology Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina had an excellent story involving Jawas, Humans and Sand People and the relations between them on Tatooine. I forgot the author or even the title, and I am at work so I can't check on it, but it was an excellent short story. I can't say anymore, as it would give too much away. That book is a mixed bag of good stories, bad ones and decent ones. The one I spoke of is probably the best in the book.
    Last edited by Dr Maturin; 10-28-2004, 02:22 PM.

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  • Ranger1
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    Talking about taking a movie to seriously...give me a break,its not a Hobbit.
    ITS A JAWA

    Hootini

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  • Dr Maturin
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    Originally posted by cruiser
    Yuppers...we do growem' big around here...

    You know what they say about a man with big feet and big hands...he needs big shoes and big gloves

    3 foot tall humanoids....Hobbits?
    The AP report used the term "Hobbit-like."

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  • Ranger1
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    Originally posted by Z'ha'dumDweller
    <<They are growing alright .... sideways>>

    Thank you, Jay Leno.
    Omg,i call you fat and you call me big chin

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  • jal
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    The island was also home to miniature elephants.
    the same thing happened to the animals living on an island off the coast of California, though they had miniature mammoths instead.

    i don`t think they lasted too long after humanity arrived on the scene, such is the way of the world.

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  • AaronB
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    Originally posted by cruiser

    3 foot tall humanoids....Hobbits?
    I just hope that if there are any rings in those remains that they are not placed on any of the scientist's fingers....

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