Birdie Caption Contest!

It’s Friday afternoon, so here’s an excuse to look like you’re thinking hard.
This picture has been all over the science news -“for reasons best explained by GrrlScientist”:

Artwork by Chuang Zhao and Lida Xing
But it needs a better caption than anyone else has come up with. Your task, folks, is to provide that caption. And to make it look like you’re working hard whilst doing it.

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9 Responses to Birdie Caption Contest!

  1. Cath Ennis says:

    “The rapture?! Those paleontologist dudes will never guess that as the reason the dinosaurs died out!”

  2. Richard Wintle says:

    Somehow that annoying song with the screechy “Eeeeeeeevrrrrrrybodeeeee dance now!!!!!!!!” lyrics is running through my head.
    That wasn’t a caption suggestion, just a fact.

  3. Eva Amsen says:

    My caption has no words, but here’s a video:

  4. Bob O'Hara says:

    Do NOT press play on the video Eva embedded. You do not want your neurons to start a revolution. Seriously, it’s not worth it – just look at Richard.

  5. Ken Doyle says:

    Thank you, Eva.
    “Thank you, Kodachrome, for making this discovery possible.”
    “It takes two to tango, y’know.”
    “Giant seedpod? What giant seedpod?”

  6. Cath Ennis says:

    “You put your left claw in, you put your left claw out”

  7. Matt Brown says:

    Scientists uncover new dinosaur mystery: just why were shadow and lighting levels so screwed up in the Cretaceous?

  8. John Wilkins says:

    I was going to go with
    “no, no, you put your left claw out”,
    but its a bit close to Cath’s.

  9. Bob O'Hara says:

    I was thinking of “if we stand like this for long enough, we can confuse the hell out of those paleontologists”.

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