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April 11, 2009

The side of the moon you can’t see

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Cracked by: Dibyo , darthshak , Raghuvansh , Rohan , krik , duriel , p vs np , arag0rn , bobo , , Mo , madhur , foobar , Ananth , Mitesh , Prasad , Rahul , Aparna , Siddharth Jain , shenoyvarun86 , alephnull , sidsen , shrik and Rithwik K.

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I like Raghhuvansh’s answer

The business end of the tail of the Stegosaurus is semi-formally referred to as the Thagomizer, as suggested by the Far Side comic. In the strip, the Thagomizer was supposedly named after the late Thag Simmons, a caveman who presumably experienced the effects of the tail spikes first hand.


25 Responses to “The side of the moon you can’t see”

  1. Dibyo
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    The thagomizer, or tail spikes, is an arrangement of four to ten spikes on the tails of particular dinosaurs.

    The term “thagomizer” was coined by Gary Larson in the shown 1982 Far Side comic strip.

    Thagomizer has since been adopted as an informal anatomical term


  2. darthshak

    Thagomizer or tail spikes.


  3. Raghuvansh
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    The business end of the tail of the Stegosaurus is semi-formally referred to as the Thagomizer, as suggested by the Far Side comic. In the strip, the Thagomizer was supposedly named after the late Thag Simmons, a caveman who presumably experienced the effects of the tail spikes first hand.


  4. Rohan
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    Thagomizer


  5. krik

    THAGOMIZER..THE SPIKES OF THE DINOSAURS ARE NAMED AFTER THE LATE Thag Simmons..IN THE 1982 Far Side comic strip BY GARY LARSON….


  6. duriel
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    Quote from comic ‘The Far Side’:

    “Now this end is called the thagomizer, after the late
    Thag Simmons.”

    ‘Thagomizer’ originated in the comic…


  7. p vs np
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    Ah.. Nice.

    That’s a ‘Thagomizer’ or tail spikes, apparently named after the “late Thag Simmons” as claimed in the cartoon strip ‘Far Side’ :P

    The last pic is of course, a Stego, on whose tail we can see two pairs of these spikes.


  8. arag0rn

    The origin of the word thagomizer for the tail spikes of the Stegosaurus in the Gary Larson comic strip, Far Side.

    The comic reads:
    “Now this end is called the thagomizer, after the late Thag Simmons”


  9. far side, thagomizer (or something). name stuck for the actual thing on the stegosaurus\’ tail


  10. Anonymous

    Far Side Comics

    Thagomizers, stegosaurus tail spike

    http://www.freebase.com/view/g.....0004a56d9f


  11. Mo

    Far Side Comic

    Thagomizers, thag simmons, stegosaurus tail spike

    http://www.freebase.com/view/g.....0004a56d9f


  12. Mo

    I got the wrong link, here’s the right one:

    http://everything2.com/title/thagomizer


  13. madhur
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    1. The Far Side Cartoon
    2. Thagomizer or tail Spikes
    3. Stegosaurus stenops

    Connect: Gary Larson ?


  14. foobar

    Thagomizer (tail spikes).

    (1)Is from ‘Far Side’ comic strip which coined the term Thagomizer.

    (2)Shows thogomizer mounted on Stegosaurus tail.

    (3)Shows the stegosaurus dinosaur.


  15. Ananth
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    Thagomizer, named after the late Thag Simmons. The informal anatomical term for the spikes on the Stegosaurus’ tail.


  16. Mitesh

    This is for Appuy & Udupa – i crack a pseudo animal qn – Thagomizer after Thag Simmons – supposedly a self defense weapon.


  17. Prasad

    1 is strip from the Far Side which describes the origin of the name of the Thagomizer (pic 2) which is named after Thag Simmons. The tail shown belongs to the stegasaurus(pic 3).


  18. Rahul
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    Thagomizer.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thagomizer


  19. Aparna
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    Thagomizer?


  20. Siddharth Jain
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    Thagomizer… or the tail spikes on the Stegosaurus.


  21. Thagomizer


  22. alephnull

    The eponymous thagomizer of the stegosaurus. Posited by Gary Larson and then (iirc), used in paleontology.


  23. sidsen
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    thagomizer


  24. shrik
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    The Thagomizer.


  25. Rithwik K

    Thagomizer, named after the late Thag Simmons


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