THAGOMIZERS

Definition/Summary:

Science and Humor

  • Tail spikes of stregosaurid dinosaurs
    Word created by “The Far Side” Cartoonist Gary Larson
  • Cartoonist Gary Larson created this word and it has been adopted as an informal anatomical term by paleontologist and all scientists across the world
  • Used to Side swipe and melee predators. The spiney armor is present on many prehistoric creatures

Expanded info:

  • “There should be cartoon confessionals where we could go and say things like, ‘Father, I have sinned – I have drawn dinosaurs and hominids together in the same cartoon'”-Gary Larson.

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