In The Land Before Time, the dinosaur Rooter consoles Littlefoot after his mother dies. This scene was added at the advice of psychologists to soften the blow, showing that death is something that Littlefoot, and the audience, have to deal with. cataroo.com/DBland.html
Harry Houdini invited his friend Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to the annual meeting of the Society of American Magicians in 1922. Doyle set up a projector and shocked them all with footage of live dinosaurs on screen. It was actually a clip from the upcoming 1925 film The Lost World based on his novel mcgill.ca/oss/article/his…
Today I learned of the Bone Wars. In the late 1800s, two rival paleontologists sought to disgrace each other, resorting to bribery, theft, attempts to cut off funding, and destruction of bones. Both paleontologists were ruined financially, but their efforts led to the discovery of 136 new species of dinosaurs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon…
Nicholas Cage spent $150 million on a 70-million-year-old dinosaur skull, a tomb, a $150,000 first edition Superman comic, pygmy heads, two European castles; one worth $10 million and the other $2.6 million, and 15 residences. He later had to return the skull to the Mongolian govt. cnbc.com/2019/08/09/why-n…
The Brontosaurus was thought to be a mistake, the creature had never existed. The animal was actually an Apatosaurus, a previously discovered dinosaur, and it should have had that name. Now it's been discovered that they actually are two separate animals, and the Brontosaurus exists again. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Hatzegopteryx was the largest flying animal ever. With a skull nearly 3 meters long and a 10 meter wingspan, it was as tall as a giraffe and the top predator feeding on small dinosaurs prehistoric-wildlife.com/…
Blue Whales are the largest animal to have ever existed on Earth, being larger than all dinosaurs, and every single big sea animal from the past nationalgeographic.com/an…
Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit! for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System had no real instruction manual. Instead there was a fake manual with a sticker reading, "Real men don't need instructions". The game also featured dinosaurs, acid-spewing mummies, and robot sentries as enemies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hom…
The mosquitos they extracted the blood from to create the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park didn’t actually suck blood, negating the entire premise of the film businessinsider.com/juras…
The head of a tiny dinosaur that lived nearly 100 million years ago was found trapped in amber. The head of Oculudentavis khaungraae ("eye-tooth bird") is 14mm long with large eye sockets like modern lizards and upper and lower jaws full of sharp teeth, the most found on any ancestral bird. sciencemag.org/news/2020/…
In Jurassic park (1993), the insect trapped in amber and which made the cloning of dinosaur possible was actually elephant mosquito. It's the only mosquito that doesn't suck blood, so cloning wasn't actually possible. businessinsider.in/home/m…
Today I learned of the Monster from Partridge Creek, an animal spotted in the Yukon wilderness that is rumored to be a dinosaur. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
A fully-preserved dinosaur tail, still covered in delicate feathers, was found. It is 99 million years old. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
All large land animals belong to two lineages: synapsids and sauropsids. Mammals are the last surviving synapsids; but our ancient synapsid forbears dominated the world in the Permian period before the age of the (sauropsid) dinosaur usurpers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syn…
In KyōryΕ« Sentai Zyuranger (The show that was the basis for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) that Bandora (Rita Repulsa) is a Satan worshiping witch who sacrifices children because a dinosaur killed her child en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Today I learned of the Montana Dueling Dinosaurs, an incredibly well-preserved fossil of a Tyrannosaurus and a Triceratops locked in combat. Despite the important nature of the fossil, it remains obscure due to a land rights controversy preventing it from being studied, cleaned up and/or put on display. theguardian.com/science/2…
Pterodactyls were not dinosaurs, they were just flying reptiles that hung out with dinos smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
The reason some dinosaurs were able to get so large was that they had "air sacks" in and around their bones, which prevented them from being crushed under their own weight and allowing them to grow to enormous sizes. blogs.scientificamerican.…
Most dinosaurs are discovered from a single tooth or bone. Complete skeletons are extremely rare, and although there are a few T.Rex skeletons that are nearly complete, humans have never collected or seen a complete T.Rex skeleton. scholastic.com/teachers/a…
Dinosaurs were already heading for extinction before the asteroid strike that sealed their fate. theguardian.com/science/2…
Famous dutch hardstyle producer Willem Rebergen, better known by his alias Headhunterz, also works as a voice actor. One of his best known speaking roles was the dinosaur Littlefoot in the dutch dubbing of "A Land Before Time". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hea…
Some Louisiana Science Textbooks Used in Louisiana Schools Say That Scientists Think Dragons (Fire-Breathing Dinosaurs, technically) May Have Existed and That Humans Lived Alongside Dinosaurs huffpost.com/entry/christ…
There Were Volcanoes on the Moon During the Dinosaur Age space.com/27424-volcanoes…
When CIA raided Usama Bin Ladin’s compound in Abbottabad they found "Batman Gotham Knight", "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs", "Resident Evil" and many other videos. cia.gov/news-information/…
Arctic Dinosaurs existed, Dromiosaurus was a dinosaur that lived in modern day Alaska and was well suited to the climate. youtu.be/382IFq53UMk
In "The Land Before Time X" the long-neck dinosaurs gather together and believe in a myth that during each eclipse they must all stretch out their necks and help push the sun up so it doesn't fall. They succeed and celebrate having saved the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In 2014, scientists trying to understand dinosaur movement decided to strap artificial dinosaur tails to chickens to change their center of mass. Chickens raised with these tails demonstrated a more hip-driven movement associated with dinosaurs than the knee-driven movement of chickens. journals.plos.org/plosone…
At the time of the dinosaurs, Earth completed one rotation in about 23 hours. space.com/24871-does-the-…
Today I learned that the dinosaur ancestor of chickens is literally called the "Wonderchicken". earthsky.org/earth/wonder…
The only avian dinosaurs to survive the asteroid mass extinction event were no larger than a duck and still had teeth. nhm.ac.uk/discover/why-ar…
Dimetrodon was never a dinosaur, but was actually more closely related to mammals. Also that pop culture depictions of dimetrodon are super inaccurate. youtu.be/aK5IgMJxcAk
David Schiffler, a 3 year old boy at the time, told his dad he found a dinosaur egg shell while playing in the dirt soon after seeing a movie on dinosaurs, and all he got from his dad was a shrug, "Yeah, right", but it turned out to be a genuine dinosaur egg shell! deseret.com/1996/4/28/192…
The Chicxulub Impact, the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs, created a mega-tsunami that was over 330 feet tall. If the impact had struck the deep ocean rather than the shallow seas, the wave would have peaked at 2.9 MILES. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Dinosaurs didn’t evolve into birds, birds are dinosaurs. Specifically they are Theropods in the subgroup Coelurosauria in the clade Maniraptora. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coe…
Dinosaurs may have danced like birds to woo mates sciencemag.org/news/2016/…
Evidence for social hunting in Raptor Dinosaurs is basically nonexistent. Scientists believe they behaved closer to crocodiles rather than wolves as is widely accepted. sci-news.com/paleontology…
Today I learned of the Shiva Crater, an impact crater off the Arabian coast, caused by an asteroid Comet about 66 million years ago. The Indian mainland had just broken off from Africa and Dinosaurs roamed all over India then. This collision along with others probably eradicated them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
The dinosaur noises in the "Jurassic Park" movie were made from recordings of tortoise sex. digitalspy.com/fun/a47278…
Villagers in central China have long been using dinosaur bones in medicine and soups, thinking they were from dragons. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-…
The "World's Largest Dinosaur" in Drumheller, Alberta at 26.3 m tall is considerably larger than the largest known specimens of the actual dinosaur which reached up to 12.8 m in length. It has 106 stairs and the viewing area in the mouth can hold between 8 and 12 people at a time en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wor…
"thagomizer" is the unofficial name of the spike arrangement on the tails of stegasaurid dinosaurs in reference to a The Far Side cartoon. While unofficial, it is still used to describe the feature at the Smithsonian Institute, the Dinosaur Nat'l Monument, and in other literature. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tha…
Nicolas Cage once outbid Leonardo DiCaprio for a 70 million year old dinosaur skull paying $276,000 for it. After later finding out that the skull was stolen he agreed to return it to the Mongolian authorities. bbc.co.uk/news/entertainm…
Long necked dinosaurs necks probably extended out and swept side to side to graze, rather than extending high in the air like they are typically portrayed. newswise.com/articles/msu…
If the entire universe was compressed into a single year, humans would appear on December 31st 11:59pm while the dinosaurs would’ve been extinct on December 30th en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cos…
Dinosaur fossils have been in space twice: a hadrosaur in 1985 and a Coelophysis in 1998 smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Grass didn't exist for the vast majority of the dinosaur's existance, only the last million years en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poa…
Early ancestors of Whales once walked on land. And that whales (and dolphins, orcas etc) evolved AFTER dinosaurs went extinct. nhm.ac.uk/discover/when-w…
Today I learned of the "Dinosaur Mummy" - Borealopelta remains discovered with the protective armor, skin, and partial stomach intact. It's been so well preserved that scientists deemed it closer to a mummy than a fossil. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bor…
Deinocheirus, a dinosaur with no teeth, swallowed rocks to help digest its food nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Today I learned of Clive Palmer. An Australian billionaire who has attempted to build the Titanic II once before, failed and is now trying again. He has also built an animatronic dinosaur park on a golf course in Australia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cli…
Today I learned about prehistoric aquatic reptiles and the mosasaurus, they are closely related to modern reptiles rather than dinosaurs and looked like a reptilian shark or dolphin. Also interesting is how these aquatic reptiles, mammals (dolphins), and fish (sharks), all evolved to look as if they’re related. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mos…
Theologian and hobby paleontologist William Buckland, famous for writing the first full account of a fossil dinosaur, ate the heart of King Luis XIV en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Geese are one of the oldest groups of birds, having changed very little from the age of the dinosaurs. Relying on water for food and burrows for nesting is thought to have played a big part in surviving the K-T extinction. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ans…
The Rocky Mountains are younger than most dinosaurs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lar…
Many paleontologists believe that the "asteroid that killed the dinosaurs" wasn't responsible for their demise and that the dinosaurs were already extinct when the impact occurred. youtu.be/LReuI0WtHcs
There are several real species and genera which were named after characters or creatures of the Harry Potter universe, including several spiders, two genera of stink bugs and even a dinosaur. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
In the age of the Dinosaurs, there were only 23 hours a day. The length of a day becomes 500ths of a second longer every century. abc.net.au/science/articl…
Every century, the moon and the sun's gravity add 1.7 milliseconds to the length of a day. When dinosaurs where alive, they had 23-hour days. scientificamerican.com/ar…
If the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs arrived just 30 seconds later, it would have landed in deep ocean water which would have absorbed much of the force of the impact. The resulting extinction would have been less severe, many dinosaur species would have survived, and humans would not exist popsci.com/dinosaur-aster…
Back when dinosaurs existed, there used to be volcanoes that were erupting on the moon. space.com/27424-volcanoes…
In antartica, scientists recently found fossil fragments of 13 trees that are over 260 million years old, meaning that this forest was growing at the end of the Permian Period, before the first dinosaurs. At that time, Antarctica was still at the South pole oceanwide-expeditions.com…
The tail of a feathered dinosaur has been found perfectly preserved in amber from Myanmar. The one-of-a-kind discovery helps put flesh on the bones of these extinct creatures, opening a new window on the biology of a group that dominated Earth for more than 160 million years. bbc.com/news/science-envi…
The Blue Whale is the largest animal to ever have lived on earth, not dinosaurs. animals.howstuffworks.com…
Today I learned of the microraptor gui, a four-winged feathered dinosaur that seemed to specialize in hunting birds. phys.org/news/2011-11-evi…
New research shows that dinosaurs probably didn't roar. cbc.ca/news/technology/di…
The Agathis species of coniferous trees was mostly wiped out in the dinosaur extinction event, but 300M+ years from its start, is used to make furniture and ukeleles. oldest.org/nature/plants/
Bed bugs have existed since the age of the dinosaurs. bbc.com/news/science-envi…
Dinosaur Teeth continually regrew en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Din…
A bunch of drunk guys in the UK put a 25 foot Dinosaur (Triceratops) in the middle of the road. bbc.com/news/uk-england-h…
Adam Reed (Sealab, Archer) was tasked with watching all 166 Flintstones episodes to find those without (or the fewest) dinosaur references for a potential mail-in promotion with Little Debbie snacks, at the time owned by Seventh Day Adventists who were skeptical of dinosaurs. It fell through. dailyhive.com/vancouver/i…
Megalosaurus, the first dinosaur to be named, was originally called Scrotum Humanum because its femur looked like a pair of human testicles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meg…
An experiment was conducted into the movement of Apatosaurus tails. It's possible that the dinosaurs may have been able to use their tails like whips and make a sonic boom. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
The "Thagomizer", the spiked tail on a stegosaurid dinosaur, didn't have an official name till the cartoonist Gary Larson did a comic about it, named it, and the scientific community just accepted it and started using it too. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tha…
Scientists discovered a dinosaur tail perfectly preserved in amber. It is full of feathers. cnn.com/2016/12/08/health…
The dinosaurs are only on screen for 15 minutes in the original Jurassic Park film. screenrant.com/jurassic-p…
Despite sauropod dinosaurs (Brontosaurus, Apatosaurus, Diplodocus, Brachiosaurus, etc.) being typified by long necks, one sauropod actually evolved an unusually short neck. Brachytrachelopan lived in Jurassic Argentina and probably evolved its shortened neck to eat low-growing plants. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
The oldest ever living organisms were 250 million year old (~20 million years before the first dinosaurs) endospores that were revived from stasis after being preserved in salt crystals news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/t…
Sea turtles are among the most ancient animals still in existence today with the oldest fossil dating back 215 million years – older than the oldest dinosaur. phys.org/news/2012-10-wor…
β€œIndiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” was originally planned to start with Indie riding a motorcycle on the Great Wall of China, followed by the discovery of a β€œLost World” type of hidden valley with dinosaurs. The idea was scrapped when the Chinese government refused to let them film there. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ind…
Dimetrodon was not a dinosaur, but a Synapsid, an ancestor to Mammals youtube.com/watch?v=w6YX8…
Coprolite, a fossil commonly used in jewelry, is fossilized dinosaur feces. nhm.ac.uk/discover/what-i…
Crocodiles are the ultimate survivors. Having arisen some 200 million years ago, they have outlived the dinosaurs by some 65 million years. Even humans, the most fearsome predators ever to stalk the Earth, have failed to force into extinction any of the 23 species of crocodilians. pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article…
Today I learned of "Dreadnoughtus", one of the largest dinosaurs that ever existed. The fossil skeleton of the individual was 85ft/26m, but was not even a full grown adult and expected to grown even larger! bbc.com/news/science-envi…
Dinosaurs became a dominant species right after a 2 million year rainstorm en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Scientists discovered a perfectly preserved feathered dinosaur tail in a polished piece of Amber, after the jewellery seller initially thought it was just "plant material" bbc.co.uk/news/science-en…
There was a 90s pastor who wrote a booklet called "Barney the Purple Messiah" accusing Barney the Purple Dinosaur of being a new age demon who taught the liberal left agenda and had seances on the show mit.edu/people/dryfoo/Inf…
The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs delivered the equivalent energy release of 21-921 billion Hiroshima A-bombs & created a hole 30km deep. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Earthworms have even been ranked the number one most influential species in the history of the planet – above dinosaurs and humans. theconversation.com/earth…
Megalosaurus, the first dinosaur discovered, was originally named Scrotum Humanum io9.gizmodo.com/the-first…
Scientists discovered a dinosaur tail perfectly preserved in Amber. It still had its feathers edition-m.cnn.com/2016/12…
Indroda Dinosaur and Fossil Park in Gandhinagar has the 2nd largest hatchery of dinosaur eggs in the world. The park has also been called India’s Jurassic park. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ind…
There were volcanos erupting on the moon when dinosaurs existed space.com/27424-volcanoes…
We've discovered the first ever part of a dinosaur preserved in amber and that yes it is feathered. cell.com/current-biology/…
Dinosaurs fossilized eggs in China show blue pigmentation nationalgeographic.com/ne…
The longest trackway (huge set of footprints) of the largest class of dinosaurs is in Plagne, France. It was a sea with small islands back then, which went low and the dinosaurs hopped from island to the next in search of food. Tectonic upheaval raised the landmass and exposed the footprints. amusingplanet.com/2019/06…
The Boston Museum of Science pulled a publicity stunt July 4, 1984 to promote their new dinosaur exhibit by carrying a 34 foot, 1,000 lbs., brontosaurus replica through downtown Boston by helicopter. boston.com/culture/lifest…
Today I learned of the useless architecture of the recurrent laryngeal nerve, especially in the extinct sauropod dinosaurs. The nerve has to travel from the brain to the chest back to the Larynx, making some neurons of said dinosaurs at least 28m (91ft) long. app.pan.pl/archive/publis…
Private buyers are snapping up prehistoric remains of dinosaurs, and fossils, online and at auction but the trend is raising concerns within the scientific community. bbc.co.uk/news/business-4…

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