Our jurassic predecessors have fueled our imaginations since their bones were first discovered. They'll roam the earth again this week, in the form of five goos inspired by dinosaurs.



Sue

This celebrity goo was created by player Chris Lemler.
Scott Hardie provided the category, made minor changes to the clue provided by Chris, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Friday, March 25, 2011

category: Science

clue: if you tried to steal these bones, you would probably get sued

explanation: "Sue" was the name given to the largest tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, and Jon Berry

trivia: Scott modified the wording of Chris's clue. Several players guessed Sue Hendrickson, the paleontologist who discovered the remains and inspired Sue's name.


J Mascis

publication date: Thursday, March 24, 2011

category: Music

clue: the next generation of dinosaur rock

explanation: Mascis founded rock band Dinosaur Jr. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, and Jon Berry


Sarah Butler

publication date: Wednesday, March 23, 2011

category: Science

clue: in Austin, paleontology is the name of the game

explanation: Austin paleontologists named their discovery Sarahsaurus after a local philanthropist. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, and Jon Berry


Jeff Goldblum

publication date: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

category: Movies

clue: jurassic star

explanation: Goldblum starred in the Jurassic Park films. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Ryan Dunn, and Jon Berry


Stephen Jay Gould

publication date: Monday, March 21, 2011

category: Science

clue: your reasoning had better evolve in fits and spurts

explanation: Gould was a paleontologist and evolutionary biologist whose most famous contribution to science was the notion that evolution is not constant, but happens in spurts after long periods of stability. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Ryan Dunn, and Jon Berry


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Spring 2011 Bonus Goos

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