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Here's What Velociraptors Really Looked Like

If you met a Tyrannosaurus rex in a dark alleyway, your odds of survival would be pretty low, since that sucker would snap you into its jaws like a chicken nugget. Scary as a T-rex might be, though, the velociraptors in Jurassic Park are pure nightmare fuel: these lean, mean, death machines are smart enough to hunt in packs, know how to open doors, and can slash you open with the world's most menacing overgrown toenail. However, while these cinematic velociraptors make for some of the coolest...

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    What Did Velociraptors Really Look Like?

    What Did Velociraptors Really Look Like?

    If you met a Tyrannosaurus rex in a dark alleyway, your odds of survival would be pretty low, since that sucker would snap you into its jaws like a chicken nugget. Scary as a T-rex might be, though, the velociraptors in Jurassic Park are pure nightmare fuel: these lean, mean, death machines are smart enough to hunt in packs, know how to open doors, and can slash you...

    Dinosaur Remains That Were Nearly Perfectly Preserved

    Dinosaur Remains That Were Nearly Perfectly Preserved

    Robert Plot was the first person in the world to describe a dinosaur bone — that we know of, anyway. It was 1677, and the bone was so baffling that Plot concluded it must have been the femur of a giant. A human giant. But hey, you can't really blame the guy — in 1677 no one had any concept of dinosaurs (although dragons are kind of in the same neighborhood...

    Here's What Would Happen If Dinosaurs Never Went Extinct

    Here's What Would Happen If Dinosaurs Never Went Extinct

    Since the 1800s — when the first dinosaur fossil was discovered for what it was (via Discovery) — humans have been fascinated by the magnificent, alien wonders of our ancient past. Movies like the "Jurassic Park" films captivate audiences and help them imagine what life would be like if humans somehow resurrected these remarkable creatures...

    Dumb Things Everyone Just Ignores In Jurassic Park

    Dumb Things Everyone Just Ignores In Jurassic Park

    Prior to the year 1993, people became paleontologists for various reasons, including but not limited to: dino-nerdiness, book-nerdiness, and being nerdy in general. After 1993, people became paleontologists for one reason and one reason alone: Jurassic Park. Yes, a whole generation of dinosaur lovers was born in that moment where T-Rex rips the outhouse...

    What Did Velociraptors Eat?

    What Did Velociraptors Eat?

    Velociraptors have been a point of fascination for blockbuster-focused paleontology enthusiasts since the 1990s, when a powerhouse movie studio captured the imaginations of a generation with their big budget story of anachronistic dinosaurs trying to find their place in the world. We refer here, of course, to the Whoopi Goldberg vehicle Theodore Rex...

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