Talk:1249: Meteor Showers
Maybe the tennis reference is to Bob and Mike Bryan, they are twins. 18.104.22.168 09:36, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
The date for Dromaeosaurids was originally June 12, but on the page displayed at 9:44 ET, is now July 22.
Lyrids: Scream because of the similarity to "Lyrics"? 22.214.171.124 15:08, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
I don't know if it's relevant, but pyramidal cells are needed in complex object recognition and in vision-guided motor function. By closing your eyes, you're basically not using much of your pyramidal cells' capabilities. They're also one of the largest neurones, but I doubt that's relevant. 126.96.36.199 15:28, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
Or perhaps it's related to the film 300 where Leonidas says: "Even a god can bleed?"--188.8.131.52 21:50, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
- Reign Of Fire first came to mind as far as dragons are concerned, but unlike the Jurassic Park T-Rex (which might be an influence, given their co-billing alongside the 'Raptor threat) I don't think they were blind to the motionless (just had bad vision at sunset?) and neither were they were notably slow (far from it!). Various zombies (non-Rage ones) are slow but surprisingly good at catching people who trip, but I don't see any obvious connection there either. Maybe there's another Monster Movie which has the same sort of thing with dragons? I had also considered Komodo Dragons, which are often filmed lumbering about, although they've got a turn of speed on them when attacking so... Anyway, my thoughts, FWIW. 184.108.40.206 23:00, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
Regarding Centaurids: You could look at a meteor shower from inside through a window. Glare or perhaps light absorbed by the glass could make it difficult or impossible to see a meteor shower unless it is bright enough. (I nearly lost my edit to Odysseus654 who posted just before me.) 220.127.116.11 00:15, 10 August 2013 (UTC)
Perseids (“Instead of falling from sky, meteors erupt from ground”) are named after Perseus, a well-known hero of Ancient Greek mythology. The Perseids line apparently refers to another Ancient Greek myth, about founding the Thebes city by another Ancient Greek hero, Cadmus, who, according to the story, sowed the dragon teeth into the ground, from where the fierce warriors have grown ("erupted"); these warriors then, after a couple of story twists, assisted Cadmus in building the city. Honeyman (talk) 01:03, 10 August 2013 (UTC
Lyrids: The first thing I thought of was those "screamer" rockets on July 4th, possibly due to the fireworks reference in the first row of the table.