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 … Continue Reading

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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 … Continue Reading

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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 … Continue Reading

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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 … Continue Reading

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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 … Continue Reading

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Are Plastic Dinosaurs Made From Real Ones?

We’ve all seen the meme suggesting that since plastics are made from oil, toy dinosaurs are made from real dinosaurs. Pretty ironic, right? The belief that plastic dinosaurs came from the remains of ancient ones is amusing, but are plastic dinosaurs made from real ones? While it’s true that plastics include petroleum products such as crude oil, natural gas, and … Continue Reading

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Why Did Dinosaurs Eat Rocks? [Exploring Gastroliths]

In the movie Jurassic Park, the guests take a detour and discover a sick Triceratops. This scene leads to the iconic “that’s one big pile of shit” comment, as our tourists search the area for clues. Dr. Sattler makes a key discovery that the movie never explains. She points out some West Indian Lilac (Tetrazyiga bicolor) near the dinosaur dung … Continue Reading

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Why Did Dinosaurs Have Small Arms?

T. rex receives the most attention for being a massive dinosaur with short arms. It’s not the only dinosaur like this. While some dinosaurs such as Deinocheirus were known for their extremely long arms, some dinosaurs had even shorter arms than T. rex. It’s a question that researchers tackled as it may provide clues that will help us understand more … Continue Reading