Rhea running at 30mph


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/12/28/rhea-running-at-30mph.html


#2

Road Runner is indeed canonically geococcyx californianus, not geococcyx velox


#3

It was just checking to see if they had any free bird seed.


#4

See also


#5

What’s 30 mph? Please use metric system thank you.


#6

underlay underlay you ribber…:slight_smile:


#7

Did you do this second misidentification on purpose? Probably so, since you live in the Southwest. Here in Southern California, I sometimes see a coyote roaming in our neighborhood. If it were a wolf, it would be really scary. Cats and small dogs beware! Anyway, good excuse for a cute coyote video:

https://youtu.be/BevRb74GVe8


#8

All I can think of is the game Joust when I see these kinds of birds.


#9

Be very careful when pacing them. If one disappears into a tunnel up ahead DO NOT FOLLOW. It’s merely a black oval painted onto the mountainside.


#10

I saw that last part just waiting to happen. Honking at the poor bird, laughing and scaring the hell out of it and then almost running iover it. What a bunch of assholes.


#11

Those are Freedom Units™. We Colonials can’t be bothered to use those socialist metric thingies.


#12

And they called It an ostrich…


#13

Canon? There is no “canon”. There is The Code.

The code says Geococcyx californianus (Lesson, 1829).
Neither the capitalisation nor the italics are optional.

(You knew I would turn up to say this, didn’t you? Sorry not to disappoint.)


#14

30 mph? Rhea will never hit 88mph and get back to 1985 at that rate. . .


#15

That will be 72 miles per decimal hour.


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#17

Looks like he’s trying to catch a (certain) train.


#18

The Warner Bros canon, I mean! At some point (perhaps sadly?) they decided to use the real taxa instead of the funny dog latin ones from the old toons


#19

I almost wrote “brush wolfs” just to wind you people up.


#20