Friday, April 25, 2014

Elmer the Elasmosaurus

I just saw a Dinosaur Train tv episode today called Elmer the Elasmosaurus. The Dino train had taken the Pteranadon family to an underwater train station, as Elmer the Elasmosaurus was in a water filled train car, and was taken to the underwater train station to return home to his parents. Very interesting that the series had gone underwater for new adventures, however I've noticed Dr. Scott saying a few things about the Elsmosaurus. First, he said that the Elasmosaurus was probably a slow swimmer, and probably used it's long neck for catching fish. Now there's something interesting, as with the flippers on the Elasmosaurus, it would be a rather fast swimmer underwater. Sure it's long neck would be used reach out and the Elasmosaurs could catch fish, but it would also be used a form of self defense form other Elasmosaurus by using it's neck like a whip, and ram it's head onto the body or other part of the Elasmosaurus, or they would bite their enemy with their sharp teeth.  but most of these battles would take place on the surface, as they did need to come up for air. As for  this creature being a marine reptile, I beg to differ on that. Since it lived in the water, it had to come up onto land to lay it's eggs, by digging a hole and burying the eggs in the dirt, but close to water, just as the sea turtles did.  If the Elasmosaurus laid its eggs in the water, it would float to the surface as the ocean was salt water, and the eggs were very dense.  Sure with the flippers it would've been difficult for it  to walk onto land,  but I'm sure it managed to slide onto the shore for its egg laying , just like the sea turtles did, as they also have flippers, and managed to  crawl onto the shores of the beach. I'm sure it probably wasn't easy for her, but she managed to do it. And when the eggs hatched, they made their way to the ocean as the same way the baby sea turtles do.  So the underwater adventures are good, but is glass tubing a safe way for the dino train to travel underwater like that? Perhaps it should've stopped at a station, where they would switch to the underwater dinosaur train submarine to continue their underwater journey to the underwater station. And then released Elmer into  a special water pool that would be connect him to the ocean. Just a thought.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

I bought a Dinosaur Train DVD

during a grocery shopping trip at Super Stop and shop, one of my favorite places to shop at, but don't have one nearby, I was looking through their DVD bin to see if they had any interesting DVD's to buy. The had a Dinosaur Train DVD titled "Big, Big Dinosaurs." And it was on sale. Each of the episodes taught about the more larger long necked dinos like Argentinasuarus, Diplodicus, etc. But one of the main reasons I  bought this DVD was it had the episode "Dinosaur Poop!" Yeah, all dinosaurs pooped, and their fossils are called Coperlite, fortunately it's come a fossil and doesn't stink, but contains the remains of what the dinos ate. The story involves a trip to see Ned the Brachiosaurus as he's having some kind of fun family day with games, food, and fun. The pteranadon family have lots of fun playing games with Ned and his family, but the fun stops when Tiny does her Tiny dance, as she has to go  to the bathroom. So Buddy tells Tiny to go behind large green boulders to poop. However those large green boulders were giant sized Brachiosaurus poop. Oh my gosh, no way, they were really huge! There was no place for them to go to poop, so they just pooped where ever they were. Their poop was soo green as the Brachiosaurus were herbivores and only ate the green leaves. But wait a moment, what if Ned needs to poop while riding the Dinosaur Train? He's too  big to fit in the train's restroom. So  maybe he sticks his dino butt outside the train window and poops? What about  the other larger dinos on the train, where can they poop as they are also too big to fit in the restroom, do they just poop where they are? Mr. Troadon will have a lot to clean up after each train run or make a  large bathroom. 

Friday, December 27, 2013

another weird dinosaur train dream I had

This was only a vague memory of what I had dreamt. Mr. Troadon the conductor had taken me on a tour inside of a volcano.  I'm not sure what he reason was, but he took me into an elevator and when we took the ride, suddenly the  floor of the elevator began to fill up with red hot lava, which was yellow for some reason, but it was extremely hot. My feet didn't get burnt, but at the end of the tour, I  remember how exhausted and tired I felt upon trying to catch up with Mr. Troadon to get back to the dinosaur train.  Oh there was something also weird about flipping switches to activate something and trying to translate some ancient code written on the wall.  Weird.

Monday, December 16, 2013

no Doctor Scott presentations after episode?

I was watching Dinosaur Train, and the one thing I've noticed that when the 2nd episode ended, Dr. Scott's educational presentation wasn't shown. Instead they just played a Dinosaur Train music video like Don's collecting song.  Usually Dr. Scott's presentation was shown after both episodes. Funny that I have a Dinosaur Train DVD with 5 episodes and there was no presentation of Dr. Scott at all.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Dinosaur Train Live show

talk about a coincidence, as one of my blogs mentioned a dream I had about a Dinosaurtrain live show performing. I did manage to get a look of a video clip of what the live performance would be like. Mostly it would be performing live on stage at various places, but it looks like it will  be performing at malls as well. Basically the video clip showed the show performing live from a mall. They had a stage, and walk around costumes of Buddy, Mr. Pteranadon, King Crylophosaurus, and Mr. Troadon the conductor. There are live actors who perform on stage and dance and sing along with the dinos. The stage has a backdrop image of the dinosaur train. It wasn't like I thought it would be like, but it looks like they have a fun photo opportunity, which sounds cool. I guess that Dr. Scott and his point of fact friend aren't part of the show. But the show does look like a fun thing to see.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Pterasaurs were dinosaurs

it was stated as a fact that Pterasaurs we not dinosaurs, as Dr. Scott and that point of fact guy had said. Well I'm afraid that I have to disagree with that. I have to say that Pterasaurs were more bird-like. Have a look at the Pteranadon family, as their home is a nest located high ontop of a cliff, made of twigs, sticks, etc exactly like the way birds build their nest today, and the high up location makes it a great safe home to be protected against preditors. Another factor is that Pterasaurs have the ability to fly, as their bones in their arms are strong and hallow, just like bones in a bird. And you can't mistake the bird-like appearance of the beak as well. Now in terms of them being a flying repitle or flying lizard, I have a difference in opinion on that. Today, there are flying lizards, but they tend to climb to the edge of a branch and their webbed skin enabels them to glide from one branch to another. In a sense, if they were flying, they would be on the ground, flap their wings and get a running start and go up into the air and stay there for as long as they want, gliding only lasts a few seconds, and this is done at high places, not on  the ground.
            In an episode, Tiny's Tiny doll, as she lost her Tiny doll during their Dinosaur train tour, there was  a very large  pterosaur called Zhejiangopterus named Ziggy, who helped to deliver Tiny's lost Tiny doll to Laura the Gigantosaurus. have a closer look at his collar as it's covered in feathers,  is there a flying reptile that has feathers? Yes they are birds and birds are desendents of dinosaurs. And Pterasaurs flew into the air from the ground, and they didn't have to get to a high cliff or branch to start their flight. I'm not a professtion, but just have different opinions about certain things, and I can't begin to tell you how I was harshly critisized on my thoughts that Pteresaurs were dinosaurs. Firstly, one of the guy palentologists at the Dinosaur Walk Museum had critisized me, as well as the natural history museum. But interesting enough, on one visit, as I was explaining my argument with them, it was later on, when I was having my lunch in the museum's cafeteria dining room, that one of the guy palentologists had ran to me when he saw me. He told me that he was looking all ove the museum for me and told me excitedly that although he liked the way I thought, he told me I was still wrong. But hold on, when it comes to dino discoveries, they don't have all the answers either. Dr. Scott had mentioned during his lecture on his discovery of the Cosmoceratops (the mayor of Laramidia), that he didn't know what all the horns going around the sides of the frill were used for, not to mention that when he explained the fossil of the T-rex, he wasn't sure what those tiny fore arms were used for, but one paleontoligist said that those arms were used as a tickle type of thing when he was mating with a female t-rex to get her interested in him.
Who knows.
      I'm not a profestional, but have a difference in opinion on things. We know what we know about animals and living things, as they are still roaming around and living today. But dinosaurs once lived and died out leaving only fossil remians and fragments behind for ust to find. Can you really get all the info about dinosaurs from just the fossils alone. Sure we would know the basics of wether it was a herbivore, carnivore, or omnivorus. But there's still lots to discover and learn and dino facts are changing all the time. And have a look at all the dino products and toys, you'll probably find a pterasaur figure  in a pack of dinosaur toys, games, stories, but does that mean they have to change their label to read flying reptile just because there's a pterasaur in a pack of dinosaur plastic figures or toys? In my opinion, it's just Dino-discrimination, as within alot of dinosaur exhibits, animatronic shows, etc, that they figure because it's not a dinosaur, it should be not included or seperated or excluded from the dinosaur subject or topic. Well I say that all Pterasaurs in any form should be included and or part of all dinosaur things, reguardless, as they were part of pre-history and lived with other dinos as well. So why shouldn't they be included, as if a dinosaur exhibit or product had pterasaurs in it, it should still be called dinosaurs, not dinosaur and flying reptile. And I have  to say that in the general appearace of Pterasaurs, they looked more like the early development of birds and lots of features and characteristics that birds have, even if they didn't have feathers.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Dinosaur Train

I find it awkward that even though the Dinosaur train runs on steam, the fire needed to heat up the water  in the boiler is usually fed coal.  And how is it possible for the train to run with dino passengers weighing several tons, let alone extremely large in size? You figure that the train would have to be much, much bigger and able to support all that extra weight.  I guess it was just the way the train was made and it can handle it all. But I figure that Mr. Troodon has it all worked out somehow.