Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Isle of Delight

Another amazing relic was discovered recently by a Mr S. M. Clabby. The packet is from the Isle of Wight, the UK's dinosaur hot spot. These gargantuan choc-chip biscuits are stegosaur-shaped and so huge that only two are present in each large yellow packet. The nature of both the biscuits and the locality of the discovery point to one individual genus being the consumer: the ankylosaurian Polacanthus. Polacanthus is one of the only armoured dinosaurs known in the area. This has profound evolutionary implications because the later armoured dinosaurs such as Euoplocephalus ate choc-chip cookies, very similar to these biscuits in many respects, allbeit of more derived simple round variety.

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Prehistoric Recipe Shocker

Here is a recent addition to the long list of dinosaur shaped biscuits. The packet, now in possession of the author, arrived from an unknown source. A word of warning, this could be a fake, this may may not be a genuine prehistoric artefact.

The product gives enthusiasts the opportunity to indulge in a little prehistoric cookery themselves (and very enjoyable it is too). This packet differs from all others in featuring a Cretaceous dinosaur.

Tyrannosaurus sniffs the fumes of freshly cooked biscuits. 
Dinosaurs are often accused of being dim-witted or stupid. However, note the neat apron and dashing oven gloves in the dinosaurs' attire, and contradiction to the notion of foolish dinosaurs

If genuine, this is final proof that dinosaurs evolved the essential baking skills necessary to feed themselves. This provides palaeontologists with vital clues regarding dinosaur behaviour and ecology.