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Pants:

If humans were to become extinct and meerkats were to rise and evolve and take the place of humans as the dominant life form on Earth, they’d have a really hard time creating space shuttles because everything they’d make would be SO TINY. I mean if dinosaurs weren’t extinct and had created space shuttles, they’d be heavy, but huge and have tons of thrust, but meerkat shuttles would be little and so easily blown off course.

Why are you laughing at me?

10 comments:

Juju Wednesday, September 19, 2007 2:00:00 pm  

Why would i possibly be laughing at you? I've spent many a sleepless night wondering the same thing.

capello Wednesday, September 19, 2007 3:09:00 pm  

actually, the meerkats would have a better margin of error in ration to their side and it would use a hell of a lot less energy to get them up there.

Cassie Wednesday, September 19, 2007 6:18:00 pm  

huh?

Pikaflea Wednesday, September 19, 2007 6:29:00 pm  

having taken two semesters of rocketry and flight in middle school (the full extent of my engineering education) I would think that finding high yield explosive materials to propel a meerkat sized rocket into space would take alot of chemical expertise. More than we humans have yet to muster. But I am sure meerkats would develop some exotic antigravity device to propel themselves into space; thereby negating the need for rocket propulsion.

heatherfeather Wednesday, September 19, 2007 6:33:00 pm  

yes, my darling, and this is why i love my life. antigravity meerkat propulsion systems are something that other couples just don't talk about.

AmyP Thursday, September 20, 2007 7:35:00 am  

Seems like a perfectly valid theory to me!?

alpineflower Thursday, September 20, 2007 10:26:00 am  

Excellent evaluation of the situation on Pants' part. The eal question is, what do meerkats eat and can it be freezedried the way they do ice cream for astronauts? And come to that, what would they be called? Astrokats? Astromeers? Meernauts? You could get a lot of mileage out of this...

chris Sunday, September 23, 2007 12:00:00 pm  

LOL! The meerkats would certainly have succeeded!

Lisa Thursday, September 27, 2007 6:26:00 pm  

I so thought of you when I saw the ad for Meerkat Nation the other night!

CiCi and CAJtalk Tuesday, October 30, 2007 10:28:00 pm  

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