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04:49:08 AM Dec 8th 2011
edited by TrevMUN
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6th Nov '11 3:42:50 PM Omnigeek6
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** Somewhere, a Paleontologist Is Crying. The maximum size of Liopleurodon is controversial, but modern estimates are in the 20-30 foot range, about the size of an orca. Partial fossils of similar animals have been estimated to be up to 50 feet long, including "Predator X". However, the 80 foot long monster in Walking with Dinosaurs was completely made up. The largest known predator in Earth's history is the blue whale. If you don't count filter feeders as predators (which is incorrect) then the largest known predator is a male sperm whale, which can reach 67 feet long and 50 tons.

Yet another rambling piece of natter replying to another example, kicking it off with a negative "You fail at research but I don't!" pothole.

The original example Omnigeek6 replied to didn't even mention Walking with Dinosaurs, Predator X, or the blue whale. The only relevant portion of his rant was the second sentence, which could have easily replaced the bit in the original example about Liopleurodon's size "depending on who you ask." In fact, that's just what I've done.
09:39:11 PM Nov 5th 2011
I removed:

"* In the James Bond novel Dr. No, Dr. No tests Bond's powers of endurance through a series of increasing physical and psychological tests, ending with Bond having to fight a Kraken with his bare hands. YES REALLY."

Bond does not fight a Kraken. He fights a giant squid. While it is large, so are real giant squids.
04:58:08 AM Dec 8th 2011
How big was the squid, Fanra? If the squid was larger than normal giant squids, then it doesn't negate the example. Despite the name, the trope covers massive sea monsters in general.
04:31:20 PM Jul 9th 2011
12:29:33 PM Oct 18th 2010
A whale with interlocking scales? Does anyone really take that seriously?
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