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Name: Ryan Haupt

Bio: I write articles for these guys, generally about science and comics. I also do my own podcast called Science... sort of. Get it on iTunes! Go find my articles and comment, it's fun and guaranteed to make you smarter and more attractive to the opposite sex. If you're having trouble finding all the links to ALL the articles I've written I made a handy list here.

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I like books with a hidden complexity. There’s a phrase used in entertainment circles called the “elevator pitch” which refers…

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         I come from a military family. There was some slight pressure to join up after high school but…

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Haupt's Recent Comments
March 10, 2021 11:30 pm GREAT QUESTION! No, they weren't that big. They sort of functioned like mammalian crocodiles (living at the waters edge, swimming sometimes, snapping food opportunistically in elongated jaws) and were about that size, which is still big but not whale big. They didn't get big big until they got into the water where gravity is less of a factor. They didn't get insanely big until one group of whales evolved a baleen for filter feeding. Filter feeding essentially allowed them to cheat the food chain by feeding from the bottom of the food web where there is just literally more biomass for them to take advantage of. It was unlocking that particular life hack that allowed them to become the largest animals to ever have evolved on planet earth. Literally nothing has ever been as big as a blue whale, we live in a time of giants, and I love it.
January 12, 2021 3:19 pm jokingofcourse is correct, I pulled that one from Hodgman but I also think it's more correct than not.
June 22, 2020 12:13 pm It was an excellent bird and I'm sorry y'all didn't get to hear from it.
March 11, 2019 3:01 pm See what I have to deal with?
August 7, 2018 12:07 pm I misspoke, it was actually the Deconstructing Comics podcast. You can find the Paper Girls episode here: http://deconstructingcomics.com/?p=6313 I've been on a few other times, as has Ron. Thanks for getting me to follow up!
April 14, 2016 5:23 pm SHAMELESS PLUG. Here's the web address for my crowdfunding campaign: http://experiment.com/sloths Thanks in advance to anyone who checks it out, shares it around, and maybe even donates!
September 10, 2013 12:40 am I want to care. I'm open to caring. Book's just gotta give me something to care about.
September 10, 2013 12:39 am Mine is a very different beast than either iFanboy or Fuzzy Typewriter, but I hope you dig it!
September 10, 2013 12:37 am I'm always glad to be asked to fill in. Great to hear that you appreciate it!
August 8, 2013 12:12 pm Glad at least one person bothered to read what I wrote. But I did encourage folks to post their favorites as well.