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The Dynamics of "Fire Breathing Dragons"

Bombadil
Half-elven


Apr 26 2013, 6:54pm

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The Dynamics of "Fire Breathing Dragons" Can't Post

a. Smaug has a Nasty Ulcer?

b. A Diet of Dead Dwarves?

c. Chewing on Bones for 60 years
.....DOES cause BAD Breath?

d. They don't Sell Mints at the 7-11
anywhere Near Eriabor?

e. All of the Above

Goldberry's BadASS


Kimtc
Rohan


Apr 26 2013, 9:06pm

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In the book "Gulp" by Mary Roach [In reply to] Can't Post

snake digestion expert Stephen Secor theorizes that the myth of fire-breathing dragons came about when a giant python ate something, then was found by a prehistoric man. The snake couldn't get away (having just eaten a gazelle or an equally big animal) and the man happily bonks it on the head and takes it home. The snake then dies near a fire, and a human steps on it. Hydrogen (from the decomposing snake prey) whooshes out of its mouth and catches light. “The oldest stories of fire-­breathing dragons come from Africa and south China,” Roach writes, “where the giant snakes are.”

Not that our boy Smaug is so pedestrian, of course. He's a firedrake, after all. And he probably prefers dwarf to gazelle.


Brethil
Half-elven


Apr 27 2013, 1:13am

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I think it's the Diet, Bomby... [In reply to] Can't Post

Smaug's breath was flaming and smell-ee,
He crammed many Dwarves in his belly.
The point of the tale,
don't eat Dwarves in Mail,
all that iron simply doesn't agree.

Manwe, when asked a simple "Yes" or "No" question, contemplated, and responded "the middle one."


Bombadil
Half-elven


Apr 27 2013, 5:34am

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Darling.... jus' How does One Crap OUT Chain-Mail? [In reply to] Can't Post

In Particular "Spikey Kinds" only Weta
& John Howe
could Design?

BeWitched& Bothered Bomby


dormouse
Half-elven


Apr 27 2013, 10:15am

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That's why he needs the furnace inside.... ;-) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Brethil
Half-elven


Apr 27 2013, 5:28pm

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heehee - that is why he is so CRANKY Bomby! [In reply to] Can't Post

Smaug's appetite started so vast -
he ate all the Dwarves in one pass.
Just ask the next day
This is what he'll say
Those Dwarves are a pain in the a** (*giggle*) SmileHeart

(And Dormouse has an excellent point about melting it all - but I'm sure it still cant feel *good* )

Manwe, when asked a simple "Yes" or "No" question, contemplated, and responded "the middle one."


elaen32
Gondor

Apr 27 2013, 9:01pm

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There it is again!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Typical nurse (and doctor, I have to say) humour!!! Wink The thought brings tears to the eyes LOLFrown

"Beneath the roof of sleeping leaves the dreams of trees unfold"


Brethil
Half-elven


Apr 28 2013, 6:11pm

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*pleased you recognize that!* [In reply to] Can't Post

Some of me most indelicate verse, just for our Bomby!

Manwe, when asked a simple "Yes" or "No" question, contemplated, and responded "the middle one."

 
 

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