Dino Developments Part 1

So I’ve been hearing a lot about Dinosaurs lately… Which is something because I’ve always got my ears open for anything to do with our dear departed friends, the Dinosaurs, and I’ve been hearing more than usual. There’s a lot to cover here, so I’m gonna make this a two-part post.

Well for one thing, they’re always discovering new Dinosaurs here and there, and that’s pretty awesome… but my old pal Chad sent me this link to a National Geographic article the other day which JUST happened to coincide with a show I watched on the National Geographic channel about these weirdo death pits from the Jurassic period. They contained a lot of “Guanlong” fossils, an ancestor of the T-Rex…

Which brings me to my point this week. Right AFTER the show about the death pits was a show about the strange developments in Dinosaur anatomy just before their extinction. Dinosaurs were diversifying so much at that time that certain parts of their bodies were becoming seemingly useless according to the imaginations of archaeologists today. For example, the tiny arms on the Tyrannosaurus Rex. What could they possibly do with those things?

What they apparently came up with was that a T-Rex used it’s tiny arms during mating to “tickle” it’s mate.

In 24 years, that’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. Thanks, National Geographic.

Here’s a picture of a T-Rex…

I somehow doubt a Tyrannosaurus is even ticklish, but hey, what do I know? I just draw pictures.

I somehow doubt a Tyrannosaurus is ticklish, but hey, what do I know? I just draw pictures.

More dinos next week!

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