Australia is just churning out the new finds →
More on the sauropod named “Zac,” mentioned in the Explainer article I linked to earlier, as well as some of the other dinosaurs recently found down under.
Explainer Gives Us Some Good News →
It doesn’t look like we’re going to run out of dinosaurs to find any time soon. FUCK YES.
Buzz going around seems to indicate that Pixar may be looking at dinosaurs for future inspiration. Sadly, same buzz seems to point to the dinosaur appearing in a short, rather than a feature-length film. This is too bad, because the last big feature-length film about dinosaurs was a total piece of crap.
For a good laugh →
It’s well documented that Jesus loved dinosaurs, but this guy raises a good question: could it be possible that, at one time, Jesus was a dinosaur? This is a question for the ages, my friends.
Mark your calendars →
On Oct. 3, maybe you can be the lucky sonofabitch who gets to purchase one of the world’s largest T-Rex specimens. (image from Bonhams & Butterfields)
10 years later... →
…and they’re still fighting over who owns this T-Rex. If you ask me, I think the damn T-Rex owns itself.
Angola: The Final Frontier →
Now that Angola isn’t torn up by civil war, paleontologists can finally get in there and begin studying the fossil riches buried in its tropical soil.
Origami Spinosaur →
Proof that there’s more than one way to build a dinosaur.
The science in Jurassic Park was too obsessed with clones and DNA. Cloning dinosaurs is for those who have the desire to waste money on the vast amber mines in Central America and shit. Building dinosaurs by manipulating the development of animals that are genetically and evolutionarily tied to dinosaurs? That’s for people with the BALLS to say “I’m going to fuck with...
There is a dinosaur-shaped dock for the most overrated and overhyped of all multipurpose devices on the market. I dare not speak its name or link to the dockosaurus. Suffice it to say that the fossils brachiosaurus and his sauropodal kin are rolling in ground as we speak. YES I HAVE OPINIONS ON THINGS THAT AREN’T DINOSAURS I AM SURE YOU’RE IMPRESSED.
Dinosaur Jokes(?) →
Some of these seem pretty random, although there is a real winner among them all: How can you tell a male dinosaur from a female dinosaur? Ask it a question. If he answers, it’s a male; if she answers, it’s female. Dinosaur “Jokes”: Fuck yes?
T-Rex: The Elvis of Dinosaurs?
I don’t know, guys. I don’t think the comparison is terribly apt. I mean, when I think of music, I think of a million people before Elvis enters the picture. The same applies to the more specific “Rock and/or Roll.” I think T-Rex is more the Wolverine of Dinosaurs. He’s pretty high up when one mentions “X-Men,” or even just “Marvel Comics.”...
(Like) A Duck!
New study makes claim that pterosaurs landed in a manner similar to species of waterfowl — “with its body upright, stalled in the air like many waterbirds do, and landed feet first just the way flying ducks like mergansers do today.” (image by Mark Witton and Darren Naish, used under CC-by-Attribution)
Fossil footprints FUCK YES
Two new sets of footprints made the news recently: in the Alps, and in Iran. (image by Chris Kirkman, used under CC-by-Attribution)
Edmontosaurus is actually someone’s favorite dinosaur? AMAZING. (image by this dude, used with CC-by-SA)
HEY YOU IN SOUTH DAKOTA
There’s only so much more time left to visit the Dinosaurs & More store and Discover Museum in West Fargo. They close August 29, so move your ass and get some fucking fly dinosaur gear. (more info)
If you’ve got some free time before Sept. 7, go see a cast replica of the T. rex called Sue in Redding, CA. (info) (image [not Sue] from Wikipedia)
Oh FUCK YES →
Building a pterosaur is the next best thing to being one or owning one, I suppose. I am all for such a project. (found courtesy of Tetrapod Zoology)
New Hadrosaur found in Spain →
Arenysaurus I love how Discovery plays it up. “World’s Last Dinosaur?” Dude, come on. Everybody knows the last dinosaur was DENVER.
A Fine Trio
To follow up a bit on the previous post, the three dinosaurs being moved to Beijing all represent something unique. To wit: Chuanjiesaurus is China’s largest dinosaur fossil. Lufengosaurus is China’s oldest fossil. Dilophosaurus is the world’s rarest fossil. (emphasis mine) (source) I have to doubt the translation on that last one. I’m sure there are rarer fossils...
The fossils would be protected by 50 guards day and night.– Chinas oldest, largest dinosaur fossils to find new home in Beijing Damn, those Chinese sure know how to treat a dinosaur. Three, in fact: Chuanjiesaurus Lufengosaurus Dilophosaurus
Stegosaurus? FUCK YES →
A fun read about Stegosaurus and other fossils that make Colorado more attractive as a place to live than it might otherwise be.
Dinner and discussion with Jack Horner? Sounds... →
Dinosaurs for free!
Sorry for the lack of posts, but a titanosauric cold kept me from doing much of anything this week. In any case, this weekend (Aug 15-16) marks the 100th anniversary of dinosaur discoveries at Dinosaur National Monument in Utah/Colorado. FUCK YES! To celebrate, the park is having a fee-free weekend. Take advantage of it if you can! (more information here and here)
Tyrannosaurus: Tyrant, But Not A Badass After All
So it seems that T-Rex wasn’t really the vicious hunter king of the Creataceous. Seems he was more along the lines of King of the Dinosaur Douchebags. This kind of makes sense in a way—I mean, the guy’s whole rep is based on this story that he told and everyone believed, about how he took down this Triceratops single-handed. Look at the dude’s hands and tell me that he...
Knit the guy a dinosaur, man →
Argument: there are too few of them. FACT. Eat a couple of links: Dinosaur.org’s list Wikipedia’s list
FACT: Charles Nelson Reilly rode a dinosaur →
I don’t think any further proof is needed.
Stealing from science shouldn’t be as lucrative as it seems to be.
Time travel gone horribly wrong →
Nooooooo the dinosaurs…