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Episode 145 - Mind the Gape

Episode 145 - Mind the Gape

If only fossils had this level of detail...
If only fossils had this level of detail...

00:00:00 - Brown snakes may have reached Guam, but once there how do they reach between tree branches? New research shows how these tiny snakes would rather go up than across.

00:19:26 - Drinks bridge the gap between sobriety and drunkenness. Patrick sups a Naked Grape pinto grigrio. Ben kicks back some guava nectar from Egypt. And Ryan has a Jashimi cocktail invented by Jacopo Falleni.

00:24:45 - Ben and Ryan argue over comparisons to other movies while Patrick laments the plot twist seen in the trailer for Robot & Frank, the subject of this week's Trailer Trash Talk.

00:37:28 - The same mine that gave us Titanoboa has also given us a very large, round, and flat turtle called Puentemys mushaisaensis. Was the shape a way to avoid swallowing or was it a better way to thermoregulate back in the day? We honestly don't know but we're sure as shooting going to talk about it.

00:48:42 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like reptiles, you think they're slimy but really they aren't. Patrick has a question from Kyle P. about tracking all the fossils paleontologists manage to find. Ryan has a very poetic e-mail from Sonny C. And Ben promotes the Brachiolope Media Network forum by giving us the results of the most favorite Paleopal poll!

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Music for this week's show provided by:

Up Above My Head - The Wood Brothers

Belly Full of Wine - Eureka Gold

Frank - Matt & Kim

Turtle Power - Partners in Kryme

Image Credit: Pink Tentacle

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Episode 146 - Relative Position, Absolute Precision

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Episode 144 - The Art of Movement