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J dot Miller

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The true thunderbirds...
« on: December 17, 2006, 02:49:57 PM »
Here is an interesting link for you Thunderbird Lovers

The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
Bondfreak13 07/28/09 09:05 PM

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Re: The true thunderbirds...
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2006, 02:45:14 PM »
Thge amazing mind of :miller:....... :o :-\ :censor: :calv:
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Re: The true thunderbirds...
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2006, 06:10:01 PM »
The thunderbird's name comes from that common supposition that the beating of its enormous wings causes thunder and stirs the wind.   It is the supposed  top of the food chain as shown on a Totem Pole...  Notice the big beak???



In  1892 an issue of the Tombstone AZ newspaper published an article that two cowboys killed a Thunderbird.  They were hunting and saw the bird in a field.  The went after it with their horses but the horses were scared.  So they dismounted and chased it on foot.  The bird hopped flew a little looked around and flew a little more...  They then shot it.   The enormous wingspan of the creature was said to have been 160 feet and the body was more than 92 feet long. It was smooth and featherless, more like a bat than a bird, and they cut off a piece of the wing and brought it with them into Tombstone, Arizona...  An supposed picture was taken but no one has seen it...

According a 1963 issue of Fate magazine posted the following:

In 1863 during the battle of Vicksburg this "Thunder Bird" was killed.  Some say it is a fake...




But being a Cougar owner I agree with others that a true Thunderbird was a fat... oop...  errr... SLOW  ;) flightless 500kg bird.  This huge flightless bird lived in subtropical open woodlands.



The thunderbird also known as the "Demon Duck of Doom" had a large skull   It is now believed that the Bird tended to prefer meat...  Here is it's skull:



The Demon Ducks bones...


Where are the wings??  So you better paint your T-Bird yellow and start a quacking...   :D :D :D
The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
Bondfreak13 07/28/09 09:05 PM