Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Dinobiscuits Worldwide

People love dinobiscuits, fact. Here's a selection of people and dinosaur biscuits. 

Nizar in the Natural History Museum London looking rather pleased with his sauropod biscuit. 
Dave shows off some of the goods in the Museum Shop in London - Diplodocus, it seems, also enjoyed Donuts, as depicted on this tea towel. 
Susie enjoying a dinosaur biscuit in the American Museum of Natural History in New York. 

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Isle of Delight

Another amazing relic was discovered recently by a Mr S. M. Clabby. The packet is from the Isle of Wight, the UK's dinosaur hot spot. These gargantuan choc-chip biscuits are stegosaur-shaped and so huge that only two are present in each large yellow packet. The nature of both the biscuits and the locality of the discovery point to one individual genus being the consumer: the ankylosaurian Polacanthus. Polacanthus is one of the only armoured dinosaurs known in the area. This has profound evolutionary implications because the later armoured dinosaurs such as Euoplocephalus ate choc-chip cookies, very similar to these biscuits in many respects, allbeit of more derived simple round variety.


Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Prehistoric Recipe Shocker

Here is a recent addition to the long list of dinosaur shaped biscuits. The packet, now in possession of the author, arrived from an unknown source. A word of warning, this could be a fake, this may may not be a genuine prehistoric artefact.



The product gives enthusiasts the opportunity to indulge in a little prehistoric cookery themselves (and very enjoyable it is too). This packet differs from all others in featuring a Cretaceous dinosaur.

Tyrannosaurus sniffs the fumes of freshly cooked biscuits. 
Dinosaurs are often accused of being dim-witted or stupid. However, note the neat apron and dashing oven gloves in the dinosaurs' attire, and contradiction to the notion of foolish dinosaurs

If genuine, this is final proof that dinosaurs evolved the essential baking skills necessary to feed themselves. This provides palaeontologists with vital clues regarding dinosaur behaviour and ecology.


Monday, September 4, 2006

Muttaburrasaurus ate Timtams (but what ate Penguins?)

New evidence indicates that the Australian dinosaur Muttaburrasaurus dined on TimTams, The Southern Hemisphere's equivalent of the Penguin.


The similarity between the TimTam and the famous bourbon biscuit is immediately apparent, the only difference being the chocolate coating on the Australian TimTam. British readers will also note the incredible similarity between TimTams and Penguins, both are essentially individually packaged chocolate covered bourbons. Indeed, a new family of biscuits has been proposed: the Chocreamidae.



This has serious implications for the theory of co-evolution between dinosaurs and biscuits. It is common knowledge that Iguanodon ate bourbons, and now we know the closely related Muttaburrasurus ate the bourbon-like, TimTam. Surely it is more than a coincidence. Another puzzle causing much bafflement is the parrot on the TimTam Packaging. Is a link here to the penguins?Conjecture implies that an Iguanodontids must have fed on Penguin biscuits. Work is currently under way in North Africa, where palaeontologists are now searching for conclusive evidence to prove the theory that Ouranosaurus, a sail-backed iguanodontid, found Penguins irresistible. One expert commented "biscuits are really tasty, these chocolate ones especially".

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Jurassicookies

An unbelievable relic from the past has recently been unearthed, a packet of 'Dinosaurus Biscuits'. These biscuits in the shape of dinosaurs have been identified as from the Jurassic Period based on the species engraved into the wrapping. They are encoded with what looks like childish scribble in a language from a bygone age, possibly dinosaur language. The debate is now on: which genus of dinosaur ate these biscuits? Nobody knows for sure. The discovery raises more questions than it provides answers.