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The Megatherium.
 
Toastman  posted on Sep 12, 2010 12:12:44 AM - Report post

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This thing is awesome. Link It's a 20 foot tall Sloth that's ready to kick some ass. This beast had long, sharp claws. In addition to being one of the few animals with a strong biceps, it used these claws like daggers. They weren't used for strength though, they were primarily used for speed. It's even been theorized that he used these skills to occasionally take a break from the tree leaves and hunt one of these B.A.'s Link He's about the size and weight of a Volkswagen Beetle. Can you imagine trying to fight one of these?

I was doing the standard nerd thing, and jumping around random articles on the internet.

 
lolikitty  posted on Sep 12, 2010 2:36:54 AM - Report post

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How awesome's that thing!
 
Shibby  posted on Sep 12, 2010 2:58:39 AM - Report post

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Wicked I remember reading about these fella's as a kid, and thought they were pretty impressive.
 
xXAgitoXx  posted on Sep 12, 2010 3:24:54 AM - Report post

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When I read the title I thought you meant Megatherum as in a huge theory or something.
 
lolikitty  posted on Sep 12, 2010 4:03:25 AM - Report post

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When I read the title I thought you meant Megatherum as in a huge theory or something.

Same here XD

 
Degari  posted on Sep 12, 2010 4:04:49 AM - Report post

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I remember reading about that a couple of times! I think I still have the book lying around. *finds*

Man, they were too big to climb trees or anything so instead they just pulled down the branches. Its interesting seeing how creatures like the megatherium evolve into sloths today

 
StevieWonder  posted on Sep 12, 2010 4:13:01 AM - Report post

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"He's about the size and weight of a Volkswagen Beetle"

I didn't know a Volkswagen Beetle weighed 8 tons?

 
BobaFett  posted on Sep 12, 2010 9:02:52 AM - Report post

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I nkow a bit about Megatherium already, yeah, they are that best sloths ever, and in addition to all of that, apparently their bones acted as a sort of chainmail to stop predators from eating them, I think it was their bones it might have been something else, but it meant that they were pretty much unstoppable...
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