You probably learned about dinosaurs in elementary school, and maybe you even did a project or three on them in high school, but how much do you really know about the prehistoric creatures? Here, we present our list of 10 things you didn’t know about dinosaurs. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!
Number Ten: Not All of Them Actually Existed. Though many experts have extensively listed the “known” species of dinosaurs, some paleontologists postulate that some of these “known” species never existed at all. Even some major species, such as the brontosaurus and triceratops, may never have existed.
Number Nine: Americans Still Aren’t Well-Informed. Despite the wealth of information detailing the fact that dinos and humans never existed at the same time, 41 percent of Americans still believe that dinosaurs and humans once roamed the earth together.
Number Eight: Some People Are Working on Creating Real Dinosaurs. The consultant for Jurassic Park, Jack Horner, has been working on creating a real-life dinosaur. Well, sort of. In reality, he wants to sort of “reverse-engineer” a chicken to create a dinosaur from its DNA.
Number Seven: The T.Rex Was Not That Big. Most people believe that the T.Rex was one of the largest and most vicious dinosaurs that roamed the earth when dinos were still around; however, most people are wrong. In fact, the T.Rex is not even in the list of the top 15 largest dinosaurs that have ever existed. The largest dinosaur to ever exist was the Sauropods, which was 200 feet long. A Sauropod could use its tail to create a sonic boom.
Number Six: There Was a Real Jurassic Park. One man decided to pursue a dream and create a real-life Jurassic Park. That man was Clive Palmer, an Australian billionaire with big dreams. His version of Jurassic Park successfully opened; however, it closed in 2015. The park suffered numerous logistical issues that could not be overcome. The park featured dinosaurs and other prehistoric replicas that made noises mimicking real dinos. Stay tuned for part two of our list of 10 things you didn’t know about dinosaurs, coming soon!