The Mokele-mbembe and Other Congo Dinosaurs

The Congo Basin has always been home to myths and legends. Among these, the most bizarre is the myth of living dinosaurs. You too are probably here in search of the famous Mokele-mbembe. Mokele-mbembe is often described as a modern sauropod dinosaur hidden in the rainforests of Africa. Does Mokele-mbembe exist or is this just a legend? The Mokele-mbembe remains … Read More

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Is the Loch Ness Monster a Dinosaur?

The Loch Ness Monster, affectionately known as Nessie, has intrigued millions worldwide. Nestled in the Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness is purportedly the home of this elusive creature. Is the Loch Ness Monster a dinosaur? Nessie is often thought to be a surviving plesiosaur. However, this is unlikely, as its reported neck posture, habitat preferences, and infrequent surface appearances are inconsistent … Read More

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Why Are Dinosaur Teeth So Cheap?

You may have gone online to shop for dinosaur fossils. Have you ever wondered why dinosaur teeth, in particular, seem to be so readily available and affordable? Many sites offer teeth from famous dinosaurs such as Carcharodontosaurus or Spinosaurus. Yet, they are often priced lower than the jewelry you’re wearing right now. Why are dinosaur teeth so cheap? It comes … Read More

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Did Dinosaurs Have Two Brains?

In the movie Pacific Rim, massive monsters called kaiju are completely different from any animals on Earth. One scientist studying these monsters describes them by saying, “The kaiju are so large they need two brains to move around, like a dinosaur.” Say what? You may have heard this dinosaur ‘fact’ before in books or movies. Did dinosaurs have two brains? … Read More

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Are Fossils Worth Money and Should You Sell Them?

Amateur and professional paleontologists alike are bound to own a fossil or two in their lifetime. Some people stop there while others create huge collections.  Some fossils in private collections might be personally collected by the owner, but a lot of the time these fossils were bought and sold. Who decides who can sell fossils and how much they should … Read More

Why is the Geologic Time Scale Important

Why is the Geologic Time Scale Important?

The geologic time scale, sometimes called the GTS, is a standard representation of time. It goes back to the earliest evidence of Earth’s creation and describes up to the modern day.  It is divided into smaller units of time called eons, eras, periods, epochs, and ages. These stack inside each other to form the entire scale.  Why do we have … Read More

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Why was Jurassic Park so Popular?

Jurassic Park may be the most impactful film of the twentieth century. 2023 marks the 30th anniversary of this monumental movie. Why was Jurassic Park so popular? Jurassic Park benefited from an exceptionally talented film crew, pioneered groundbreaking special effects, and capitalized on a growing public interest in dinosaurs and technology. These factors created a perfect storm that made Jurassic … Read More

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Is the Jurassic Park Ride Scary? [Every Ride Explained]

Planning a visit to a Universal Studios theme park? I can’t tell you how jealous I am. While the two United States locations get the most attention, Universal Studios has several international parks. You can find Jurassic Park rides in six Universal Studios theme parks: Orlando, Hollywood, Singapore, Japan, and China. The Jurassic Park and Jurassic World rides are fantastic … Read More