Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #upsetcity

Most recents (6)

NEXT UP: the #2 Caspian Seal vs. the #15 Common Kusimanse #2020MMM
Our first battle tonight takes us to the shores of Caspian Sea in Kazakhstan where the Caspian Seal is lounging on the shore sleeping off some herring #2020MMM
The Caspian Seal is tonight's first #Dogsish combatant. Seals (and sea lions) are caniforms. The seal, weighing in at 90kg depsite being only 1.3m long is a true chonk. So much to love #2020MMM
Read 22 tweets
(or rather the battle happens AFTER some very important pomp & circumstance) #2019MMM
Read 87 tweets
Next up: #1 seed Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) vs. # 16 seed ringtail cat (Bassariscus astutus) #2019MMM
The ringtail cat is not actually a cat. The scientific name, Bassariscus astutus, means cunning little fox, but it is not a fox either! the ringtail is in the raccoon family. In #2017MMM the ringtail shocked fans by taking out heavily-favored patas monkey. #UpsetCity #2019MMM
Major predators of ringtails include owls, coyotes & bobcats (cc @NatickBobCat). However, their flesh has a "strong flavor" & often isn't eaten once killed. They are also the state mammal of Arizona, home of MMM editor-in-chief @Mammals_Suck #2019MMM
Read 14 tweets
This battle was a collaborative effort, with valuable input from @TCastanea and @AnneWHilborn. #2018MMM
Both animals arrive in Round 2 unscathed: Hyena after shredding the tiny Belo Horizonte marmoset, and Coyote having scared off an opossum. #2018MMM
Read 22 tweets
Next up is the #4 Alligator Snapping Turtle against the #13 Mantis Shrimp #2018MMM
Tonight is truly a battle of tiny vs. middling, with the Alligator Snapping turtle coming in at 85 kg while the Mantis Shrimp weights about 50 g. That's a 1700x difference in mass #2018MMM
Mantis shrimp, or Stomatopods (or 'pods), are amazing creatures, of course I'm biased because I did my Ph.D. in a 'pod lab ( #2018MMM
Read 19 tweets
NEXT UP: 5th seeded Moscow Dog vs. 12th seeded Sewer Rat!! #2018MMM
Our top seed in this battle is the Moscow Dog (Canis familiaris), domesticated strays that have roamed the Russian city's streets for decades… (photo from Sputnik news, credit Mikhail Fomichev) #2018MMM
News stories have highlighted this canine's ability to live side-by-side Moscovites coercing handouts & some learning to ride the subway (the Conservation,…; the New Yorker,…; the Financial Times,…) #2018MMM
Read 22 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!