30 Important Dinosaur Facts You Just Shouldn’t Miss

11Tyrannosaurus Rex

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Walt Disney thought the Tyrannosaurus Rex wasn't scary enough with two fingers. He demanded a third finger be added in all artistic depictions.


12Tyrannosaurus rex eyes

Tyrannosaurus rex eyes

A 2006 study concluded that prehistoric predators had excellent vision, surpassing modern birds of prey. Compared to a bald eagle (whose vision is 4 times better than ours), Tyrannosaurus rex had eyes that were 13 times as precise as a human's eyesight, meaning it could see prey from 6 km away.


13Tyrannosaurus Rex

Tyrannosaurus Rex

One of Tyrannosaurus Rex's "tiny" arms could curl 430lbs.


14Pygmy tyrannosaurus rex

Pygmy tyrannosaurus rex

Scientists have discovered fossils of pygmy tyrannosaurus rex that would have roamed Arctic during the late Cretaceous period.


15Mokèlé-mbèmbé

Mokèlé-mbèmbé

Deep in Africa, there are accounts of people seeing dinosaur-like creatures that resemble a Brachiosaurus or Apatosaurus. The locals call it Mokèlé-mbèmbé and there have been several documented expeditions to find it from as early as 1776 to as late as 2012.


16Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Herbivore dinosaurs had to eat leaves instead of grass, because grass (a C4 plant) didn't evolve until 10 million years ago.


17Earth's rotation

Earth's rotation

Earth's rotation is slowing at a rate of approximately 17 milliseconds a century, and the length of a day for the dinosaurs was closer to 22 hours.


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18Saturn’s rings

Saturn’s rings

Saturn’s rings are younger than the dinosaurs as they were likely formed just 100 million years ago.


19Betelgeuse

Betelgeuse

The dinosaurs far pre-date Betelgeuse, one of the brightest and most famous stars in the night sky. In fact, the star was born around the same time as pre-humans walked the Earth.


20Giant fleas

Giant fleas

Dinosaurs had giant fleas with beaks the size of modern syringe needles.

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