Redditors Reveal Awesome And Unusual Dinosaur Facts

My goodness do we love dinosaurs. We’re not even quite sure why. Perhaps it’s their mystery, their massive size, or the fact that we grew up with really incredible dinosaur films. Whatever it is, we don’t really care, we just know we love them. 

One Redditor decided to ask the community, “What’s a cool fact about dinosaurs you know?” And it turns out, there were plenty of really cool facts we didn’t know! So, we had to gather the best ones to share with all of you, because, you know, knowledge is power. And soon, we’ll be the most powerful community of them all! 

Nah, just kidding. We do have you’re as interested in dinosaurs as we are! And if not, perhaps these facts will change your mind! 


Eye - r/AskReddit Posted by u/nfk040 1 day ago 26 18 3 22 21 What's a cool fact about dinosaurs you know?


Font - jerrythecactus 1 day ago Scientists have studied the nasal and throat structure of the tyrannosaurus rex and as it turns out it was completely incapable of vocalizing a roar like those seen in movies, rather they would have made deep growling noises similar to alligators. 7.0k Reply Give Award Share Report Save manofwar54 1 day ago Honestly I think that's more terrifying than a roar, cause if you were able to hear the low growling, it would be too late to run 3.4k Reply Give Award Share R


Head - tkdyo 1 day ago Raptors couldn't walk around with its hands hanging palm down like most toys and movies show, their bone structure wouldn't allow it. They had to keep their palms facing eachother. 1 4.2k Reply Give Award Share Report Save


Rectangle - Toby_Creates 1 day ago 2 3 2 2 Recently spinosaurus was discovered to have a tadpole-like tail. It has been known for a while that it was mostly an aquatic animal, even Jurassic Park III showed that, but it was always depicted with the standard lizard-like dinosaur tail. Recently new fossils have emerged that show that the creature had a tail like that of a tad pole, suggesting that it spend much more time in water than previously thought. 6.3k Reply Give Award Share Report Save


Font - ekolis 1 day ago Cartoonist Gary Larson named a dinosaur part. In one of his strips, a caveman scientist described the spikes on a stegosaurus tail as "the thagomizer, named after the late Thag Simmons". Real life paleontologists realized this part had no name... so they started calling it the thagomizer. 3.7k Reply Give Award Share Report Save


Font - Clintman 1 day ago 2 S 2 They were around for longer than they've been extinct. Which means that there were dinosaur fossils when dinosaurs existed. 7.5k Reply Give Award Share Report Save nfk040 1 day ago I imagine it would've been pretty cool if Dinosaur archeologists existed. But I guess since it would be pretty weird to dig through skeletons of their own kind, maybe a cemetary would be more likely. 2.5k Reply Give Award Share Report Save Clintman 1 day ago 32 Humans call that anthropo


Font - Linzerj 1 day ago - edited 17 hours ago 3 2 There was a study done a few years ago where scientists grew chicken embryos that had dinosaur faces - a rounded snout and teeth instead of a beak. They did this by altering gene expression in the developing embryos, so the snouts came out looking more like an alligator's than a traditional bird's. Also, birds actually existed at the same time as non-avian dinosaurs. Archaeopteryx was a Jurassic dinosaur, so the evolution of birds began long bef


Eye - damselinda 1 day ago 2 The Amish don't believe in dinosaurs 1 3.2k + Reply Give Award Share Report Save


Mammal - CrazyLogical1 1 day ago T. Rex was actually really tough. Some skeletons have been found with major injuries that show evidence of years worth of healing. A skeleton named Stan in particular had a hole in his skull, and he may have lived up to a decade after having his skull punctured if the bone healing is any indication. 1.9k Reply Give Award Share Report Save


Rectangle - Alcolbert 1 day ago The word "Dinosaur" means "terrible lizard". Since the coining of the name it has been determined that they are not lizards. The name still fits though, because they make for terrible lizards. 2.5k Reply Give Award Share Report Save


Font - MissJuliaXX 1 day ago Velociraptors are a lot smaller than depicted in movies 2.6k Reply Give Award Share Report Save doublestitch 1 day ago An actual velociraptor was more like a turkey with attitude: around the size of a Thanksgiving roaster with feathers, teeth, and claws. Reply Give Award Share Report Save 791


Smile - Heil-Sithis 1 day ago · edited 22 hours ago 2 There was an ultra rare skeleton of a dinosaur called spinosaurus that was the only one of its kind( not complete, but only evidence of it) and it got destroyed during ww2 when bombs fell on the museum in Germany. Only recently another intakt skeleton has been found in North Africa. Which was more complete and gave some clues about where it lived and how it got so big( it was bigger than a T. rex )


Font - -eDgAR- 1 day ago Here's a fun movie trivia fact from a famous dinosaur movie: Do you remember in Jurrasic Park the mosquito stuck in the amber where they supposedly got the DNA from? Well, that is an elephant mosquito, the only mosquito that doesn't suck blood, so it couldn't possibly contain any dinosaur DNA. 1.2k Reply Give Award Share Report Save


Rectangle - WorkSafeUSERname 1 day ago Tyrannosaurus Rex and Stegosaurus were evidently never on the planet together..separated by millions of years (O fake news museums will have you believe otherwise with their standard fight scenes... 1 1.3k Reply Give Award Share Report Save


Font - UnexpectedDinoLesson 1 day ago 2 Dinosaurs are a diverse group of reptiles of the clade Dinosauria. They first appeared during the Triassic period, between 243 and 233.23 million years ago, although the exact origin and timing of the evolution of dinosaurs is the subject of active research. They became the dominant terrestrial vertebrates after the Triassic-Jurassic extinction event 201.3 million years ago; their dominance continued through the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. The fossil

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