PETER SAGAL, HOST:
Right now, panel, it is time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Negin, this week, paleontologists announced a game-changing discovery about the terrifying T-Rex. Contrary to popular opinion, dinosaurs could not do what?
NEGIN FARSAD: Oh, they couldn't, like, murder other animals effectively?
SAGAL: No, they did that all the time.
FARSAD: OK. Yeah, that's what I figured. That would have been game - really game-changing.
SAGAL: Yeah. Well, if one dinosaur was chasing a dinosaur - another dinosaur, and the prey dinosaur got away, the prey dinosaur could not turn back to the dinosaur chasing it and do this.
FARSAD: And be, like, you'll be sorry. Like, couldn't give it...
FARSAD: ...A last - you'll never work in this town again, like one of the...
FARSAD: (Laughter) Couldn't, like, change directions?
SAGAL: No. No. It couldn't - this also explains why we've never found a fossilized T-Rex encased next to a completely sealed envelope.
FARSAD: Why don't I understand what you're saying to me right now?
SAGAL: How do you seal an envelope?
FARSAD: Oh, they couldn't lick something?
SAGAL: Meaning - what do you have to do to lick something?
FARSAD: Get your tongue wet?
FARSAD: What is happening right now (laughter)?
PAULA POUNDSTONE: So when you used to lick envelopes, you'd go over to, like, a pool of water and dip your tongue in?
FARSAD: Hey, Paula, I don't judge you, OK?
TOM PAPA: That's how she was fired at the post office.
SAGAL: It's a physical thing that you can do to, among other things, seal an envelope.
FARSAD: Lick - stick out your tongue?
SAGAL: There you go.
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BILL KURTIS: (Laughter).
FARSAD: I feel like I aged five years just in that moment.
SAGAL: Yes. According to a new study in Scientific American, the tongue of the T-Rex - unlike modern lizards, which can flick out - was more like the modern-day crocodile tongue, which is far less intimidating but far better for eating very annoying small dogs who had it coming - circle of life, kids.
SAGAL: What's weird is that, with every discovery, the T-Rex seems to get less and less scary. It's got tiny arms. Now it has a tongue that can't come out. It has feathers maybe. Next we'll find out it loves Ed Sheeran music.
PAPA: Yeah, it's true. Like, why would it even need to lick an envelope with those little arms? It can't even write a good letter.
SAGAL: That's true.
FARSAD: Yeah, yeah, yeah.
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