Re: 5/16/2011 Arthur Moa Bird (Score: 0)
posted Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 06:58 PM (#59166
So here's my question: if Moa were such kickass birds, how did they ever lose? It's not like they couldn't run--have you seen the leg bones on fossils of these things? But the Maori whomped them into extinction, thus proving either that the Moa were wusses or the Maori weren't. Or, as Grampa Simpson would say, "A little of column A, and a little of column B."
Arthur needs to choose another species as a wannabe. A better choice would probably be cassowaries--which are NOT extinct and kick butt even today. Plus, unlike ducks, you can't really eat them. WikiArcana: Australian administrative officers stationed in New Guinea were advised that it "should be cooked with a stone in the pot: when the stone is ready to eat so is the Cassowary."