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He might have been high on adrenaline and low on sleep - but it was no excuse for this naked bull-runner who was detained by police shortly after being thrown into the air by a young calf.
He joined thousands of thrill-seekers to run with the bulls on a crowded fourth day at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona today.
Ten people were injured and no one was gored.
But the now infamous streaker, who was tossed up into the air by a young calf in the bullring after the running, was arrested for causing a 'public disturbance'.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2013158/Pamplonas-charging-bulls-injure-half-mile-dash-ring.html#ixzz1RopKNb1MHe might have been high on adrenaline and low on sleep - but it was no excuse for this... more
When you think about horned creatures, a few come to mind instantly: rhinos, bulls, unicorns, the devil. Amazingly, humans are part of that group more often than you might think.
Huang Yuanfan, 84, of Ziyuan, China, is the latest person to report an unusual growth protruding from the head. His horn began growing two years ago and has reached a length of 3 inches, according to Metro.co.uk and other British news sites.
When it began as a small bump, Huang said he tried picking at it and even filing it, but the horn persevered and kept growing.
The devil has come and you all were saying that religion isn't true >.>When you think about horned creatures, a few come to mind instantly: rhinos, bulls,... more
In addition to their thick, leathery hide and imposing stature, now a group of African rhinos have one more tool to help protect them against poachers -- GPS locating devices embedded directly into their horns. Five such animals in South Africa's Mafikeng Game Reserve were recently equipped with the small tracking chips which will help park officials monitor their movements and alert them to any possible threats from illegal hunting. Conservationists hope that by upgrading the animals with technology of the 21st century it may help ensure this endangered species will still be around at the end of it.
LINK : http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/10/gps-devices-installed-in-african-rhinos-horns.phpIn addition to their thick, leathery hide and imposing stature, now a group of African... more
One demonstrator manages to evade security and run out onto the field.
The 72-million-year-old herbivore found in Mexico used its 4-foot-long horns mainly to attract mates.
A newly discovered five-ton dinosaur has the largest horns ever found on a dinosaur, with a set that were 4-feet-long each, according to paleontologists who unearthed the hefty herbivore in Mexico.
The name of the new species, Coahuilaceratops magnacuerna, translates in part to "great horned horny face," and the dinosaur lives up to its description. In addition to the two enormous horns above each eye, it also had an unusual, rounded nose horn not seen before on any other dinosaur.
"The large horns certainly would have been heavy to haul around, but we know from related animals that horned dinosaurs had very large neck muscles to take care of this problem," project leader Mark Loewen told Discovery News.
Loewen, a paleontologist at the Utah Museum of Natural History at the University of Utah, and his colleagues recovered the new ceratopsid (horned) dinosaur in arid, desert terrain within the Mexican state of Coahuila. When the dinosaur was alive 72 million years ago the region was a humid estuary with lush vegetation.
Based on the dinosaur's remains, the researchers believe that it was rhinoceros-sized -- about 22 feet long as an adult, 6 to 7 feet tall at the shoulder and hips, and with a 6-foot-long skull. Both males and females of the four-legged, plant-eating dinosaur had the massive horns, which were probably used to attract mates and to fight with rivals of the same species.
Although the dinosaur looked somewhat like a rhino, the horns were very different. Rhino horns are made of soft tissue, while Coahuilaceratops horns had a bony core surrounded by soft tissue, similar to the horns of modern sheep, goats and cattle.
Loewen said that "based on the position and orientation of the horns, it might have engaged in 'horn locking' as seen in some modern three-horned chameleons."
The new species will be announced in the book "New Perspectives on Horned Dinosuars" to be released next week by Indiana University Press.
In addition to this dinosaur, the researchers found the remains of possibly five or more other new dinosaur species. Two were duck-bills, and one of those has already been named Velafrons coahuilensis.
They also found another horned dinosaur and the remains of carnivores, including large tyrannosaurs that were smaller, older relatives of Tyrannosaurus rex, and more diminutive Velociraptor-like predators armed with sickle-claws on their feet.
While exploring the region, the paleontologists noticed large fossil deposits with jumbled dinosaur skeletons, suggesting that mass death events occurred at the site, possibly due to hurricanes and other storms that occur there today.
"We know very little about the dinosaurs of Mexico, and this find increases immeasurably our knowledge of the dinosaurs living in Mexico during the Late Cretaceous," Loewen said, adding that "Mexico's dinosaurs have been elusive, in part, because many areas there are so remote, and partly because there are so few paleontologists in Mexico who study dinosaurs."
From about 97 to 65 million years ago, high global sea levels resulted in flooding of the central, low-lying portion of North America. As a result, a warm, shallow sea extended from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean, splitting the continent into eastern and western landmasses.
Central America had not formed at the time, so Mexico was the southern tip of an island continent. Western North America was connected to the region, so the dinosaurs of Mexico were most closely related to species from there. Mexico's dinosaurs were less similar to those in South America, since the sea served as a large barrier between the two areas for much of the Cretaceous.
Don Brinkman, a researcher at the Royal Tyrrell Museum who studies early non-dinosaur vertebrates from Mexico, said, "Dinosaurs from this particular period are important because this is a time that is relatively poorly understood."
He added, "The locality in Mexico goes a long way to filling in a gap in our knowledge of the record of changes in dinosaur assemblages throughout the Late Cretaceous."
Coahuilaceratops specimens are currently on exhibit at the Museum of the Desert in Saltillo, Mexico. The horned dinosaur's skull will be unveiled at the museum later this year.The 72-million-year-old herbivore found in Mexico used its 4-foot-long horns mainly to... more
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More than 100 drivers in Austin, Texas found their cars disabled or the horns honking out of control, after an intruder ran amok in a web-based vehicle-immobilization system normally used to get the attention of consumers delinquent in their auto payments.
Police with Austin’s High Tech Crime Unit on Wednesday arrested 20-year-old Omar Ramos-Lopez, a former Texas Auto Center employee who was laid off last month, and allegedly sought revenge by bricking the cars sold from the dealership’s four Austin-area lots. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/free-stuff/288-hacker-disables-more-than-100-cars-remotelyMore than 100 drivers in Austin, Texas found their cars disabled or the horns honking... more
Why do some female animals have horns? This was one of the many mysteries pondered by Darwin. The pickle was, horns on cloven-hooved mammals were thought to have evolved for fighting each other. However, most female cattle and deer don't do this.
But now some clever people from the Uni of Massachusetts and Uni of California have a solution. By noting the presence or absence of horns in 117 species of bovid they discovered horns were most likely in conspicuous species - those living in open habitats and large enough to be clearly visible to predators.
BUT WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
Well, it suggests that horns on females evolved as defensive weapons.Why do some female animals have horns? This was one of the many mysteries pondered by... more