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  March 26, 2015


 go deep  
These gentle giants of the deep, some weighing as much as 200 tons, are capable of diving to depths of several kilometers on a single massive breath inhaled at the ocean's surface... No, that's not right.

It wasn't long ago that these shaggy beasts dominated the plains, vast herds stretching to the horizon, a million pounding hooves raising enough dust to block the sun... Closer, but not quite.

These majestic avians, though capable of flight, prefer to propel themselves along the ground, their graceful strides the envy of any Olympic runner... Forget it. It's chickens; chickens, dammit. Chickens in slow motion!