Thursday, December 24, 2009

Orchardwine = Richard Owen

Little-known Dinotopia fact: The character named “Orchardwine” who Arthur Denison meets at the hatchery looks a lot like Richard Owen, the British scientist who coined the word “Dinosaur” in 1841. The names are anagrams.


Johan said...

A little piece of nice trivia right there! : )

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Steve said...

My Rune Jig,

I hope someone deduced this before now. Waiting 17 years to let everyone in on such ingenuity shows more self control than I ever muster. If people fail to "get" my attempts at cleverness after 24 hours I make sure it gets explained. Once again, your modesty is admirable.

Elves Got Wiz

Daniel Silberberg said...

Hah! Well I'll be. I'm sure Rich woulda been honored.

Will Kelly said...

Wow, that's cool. I love the Hatchery. But I think I'd rather live in Waterfall City.
Merry Christmas!!

Anonymous said...

This is a great fact :D I love it!

I also want to tell you that I asked for your new book for christmas and I've got it! I've already been looking through it and you give some great tips there!
Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

Yup that's Owen alright.

He was also a critict of Darwin's ideas to. Apparently it hurt his career.

One of my friends also pointed out that Lyell (Mr. Old Earth) makes an apperance as well.

Anonymous said...

That was me by the way Jim.

-Stephen James.

P.T. Waugh said...

Little known to some perhaps!