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#1 MrLlamaLlama

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 03:33 AM

I have a friend studying geology at Uni. Part of his course encompasses palaeontology (dinosaurs).

We've been cooperatively been trying to figure out whether a fully grown male T-Rex could kill a million kittens. Or rather, could a million kittens take down the same rex?

Considering that:

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Collective kitten weight is 4000 tonnes. Assumed T-Rex weight is 7 tonnes. Kittens outweigh T-Rex by 571 times. That's like a single Muhammed Ali vs. a single kitten, folks.

Collective brain weight of kittens is 30 000 000 = 1.5 × 10to the -5 grams, T-rex is 450 grams. (Non-math fans, that's a metric fuckton of brain)

T-Rex is thought to have a top speed of 11mph, a kitten nearing 17 or 18 by my estimates based on full grown domestic cats.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 04:01 AM

No.

They wouldn't all be able to get on top of it to crush it, as your 4000 lbs suggests, the t rex would kill a lot of them especially at first, probably get tired, take a nap, get scratched a little, but as far as I know they have tough skin, so it wouldn't be too bad, wake up, kill more, then eventually win.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 04:20 AM

Definitely depends. First off: is basement cat involved? :hurrhurr:

If the fight was bounded(i.e. a house of some sort)the 1 million kitties would not even need to do anything, considering they'd intentionally or not swarm the T-rex and suffocate it. If the fight arena wasn't bounded, the T-rex would have have to make the fight last a long time, because if it ate 1 million kittens in one sitting, it'd gorge itself to death. Perhaps if the T-rex realized he just had to step on all of them, he could win. I don't know, but I at least think kittens can't plan to kill a T-rex. Who knows.

Tough to say.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 11:26 AM

No.

They wouldn't all be able to get on top of it to crush it, as your 4000 lbs suggests, the t rex would kill a lot of them especially at first, probably get tired, take a nap, get scratched a little, but as far as I know they have tough skin, so it wouldn't be too bad, wake up, kill more, then eventually win.

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Tonnes. 4000 tonnes. That's like, 3000 ford mexico's, or escorts, depending where you live, or 8 dodge pickups.

@nate: It's thought that *does calculations* a t-rex could eat 125 kittens per sitting at a maximum, after which it would need some time to digest, etc. I think this means the t-Rex opens itself to suffocation.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 01:35 PM

If it's a well-coordinated Zerg Rush, then the T-Rex might end up being overrun by a million kittens. But other factors may affect it, especially if the felines are swift enough not to be eaten alive.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 04:14 PM

If it's a well-coordinated Zerg Rush

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Couldn't the T-Rex just stomp on them? If I ever saw a million kittens my heart would melt. KITTY

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 07:26 PM

Well what jf said is right even if he did fuck up the weight, the point is you wouldn't be able to get ALL the kittens on it quick enough.

Unless, the T-rex was asleep and they co-ordinated a mass pile on and enough managed to get on before it could get to its feet... then I guess it would suffocate.

If the T-Rex was awake then I think it would just scare them all off, and eat a few if they weren't quick enough.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 11:55 PM

Eh details... lbs, tonnes, its all the same in America lol

But the fight would have to be pretty long, considering the T-Rex would have to deal with hairballs and it can only use its mouth, but it's pretty big so it can pick up like 15 at a time, then step on another 30-47, and kill another 23 with its tail, then repeat until he's full

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 02:20 PM

T'rex > a million kittens :D

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 05:02 AM

There is no way a large bunch of kittens can take out a T-Rex. Unless those "kittens" are male lion cubs.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 05:05 AM

If it's a well-coordinated Zerg Rush, then the T-Rex might end up being overrun by a million kittens.Posted Image

Edited by MartiniFK, 17 July 2012 - 05:06 AM.


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Posted 17 July 2012 - 06:40 AM

Is this Martini dude just copying older posts in threads?

Oh, and one must also take into consideration intelligence. Cats are very good hunters. They are sly, deceptive, and cunning.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 10:35 PM

But what incentive would the cats have to try to take down the T Rex?

In reality it seems far more likely they would all scamper away.

Plus like the others said above with that massive number of kittens they would never all be able to attack the dinosaur at once, there's just too much volume of cat to fit on or around the dinosaur at once.

It would be like that movie 300 where the Spartans were way outnumbered but still won initially because they could only be attacked by so much force at once.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:12 PM

Where's the logic in it? No matter how many kittens you have, it's not in their nature to attack and eat in that respect.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 04:15 PM

Ah, but the question has NEVER been "Would the kittens kill the t-rex?", it's "COULD the kittens kill the t-rex?"

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 06:19 PM

Ah, but the question has NEVER been "Would the kittens kill the t-rex?", it's "COULD the kittens kill the t-rex?"

Still, most replies are based on what people know about KITTENS, not cats, not MUCH larger cats like lions and tigers. I think it's silly, actually, but based on what people know of the actual animals, I don't think the T-rex attacked every living creature, but we know cats aren't of that nature, so most I would think based on what we REALLY know, off hand with probably most memories going back to the Jurrassic Park films versus anything scientific

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 07:15 AM

That response didn't make any sense to me. At all. I'll read it again at a decent hour after a proper amount of sleep.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:25 PM

What I'm saying is how can you compare T-rex with Kittens when we know kittens that STILL EXIST, the dinosaurs are extinct. How that is confusing is beyond me too.
People always say this, but I'm saying, we know kittens are near on defenseless. I think T-rex perhaps territorial, but not out to kill everything, I could be wrong




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