Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks
Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks

That is a Thagomizer. Do you know why it’s called that? If you said it’s called that because of a guy named Thag, you’re half right. If you said it’s called that because of the late Thag Simmons, you’re awesome.

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Because this:

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is where the term originated. A Far Side comic. And yes, it has become since then, a regular anatomical term. Mainly because of one palaeontologist, who also like Gary Larson!

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thagomize…

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