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#188 - Fagdust (06/21/2013) [-]
There were far worse things than a giraffe-bird.

You see this thing here? This is called a Dunkleosteus. It is a fish, but not in the traditional sense of the term, more like the good-god-in-heaven-why kinda sense.
This creature of pure sadistic hatred, hunger, and buck-teeth grew to over 30 feet in length and weighed about as much as a school bus.

It does not have teeth. Oh no, teeth would be to simple. It has sharpened bone plates that stick out of its mouth, and its head is covered in rock hard scale-plates.

It gets worse. This creature is believed to have had the strongest bite force of any living creature ever existing. The average bite force is estimated at over 22,000 psi. To put that in perspective, it takes, on average, 200 psi to crack a human femur. To put that even more into perspective, the bite force of a fully grown T-rex is only about 3,000 psi.

This sea-dwelling terrorfish also had a completely unique jaw structure. Not only did it have a powerful bite, but it also had an incredibly fast one. This fish is estimated to be able to open and close its mouth in 1/50th of a second. Animals usually either have a fast bite or a powerful one, cause it is a lot of evolutionary work to get both. But the Dunkleosteus will go the extra mile, just to eat you in the most horrific way possible.

I recommend cracked (dot) com for further reading on this swimming nightmare as well as other real monsters.
#273 to #188 - Womens Study Major (06/21/2013) [-]
well where is it?

oh wait, nevermind
User avatar #193 to #188 - yamiyo (06/21/2013) [-]
"scientists at the Field Museum of Natural History and the University of Chicago concluded that Dunkleosteus had the second most powerful bite of any fish (megalodon being the strongest). Dunkleosteus could create a pressure of 1,100 pounds per square inch (7.6 MPa) and up to 1,800 pounds per square inch (12 MPa)[7] at the tip of one of its fangs, placing Dunkleosteus in the same league as Tyrannosaurus rex and modern crocodiles as having one of the most powerful known bite forces."

Still a really, really cool fish, though.
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