They had to, right, to keep repopulating the Earth. In case you've ever wondered, here's everything you wanted to know about dinosaur sex, but were afraid to ask.
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Courtesy Mark RyanSeveral weeks ago the discovery of Raptorex, a scaled-down early relative of Tyrannosaurus rex from the Early Cretaceous, was making news. Now, another even older ancestor of the Tyrant King is doing the same thing. Proceratosaurus was unearthed in Gloucestershire, England in the early 1900s, and long misidentified as a species of Megalosaurus from the Middle Jurassic. But recent CT scans of the skull have revealed it is instead an ancient ancestor of Tyrannosaurus rex. Read about it here.
Courtesy Mark RyanTalk about fun. Take this cool quiz to see how long you'd have to be in a T-rex's digestive tract before you'd be totally digested. Evidently, it would take a guy my size about 17 hours. This is important information to have that could someday save your life. You never know when knowledge like this might come in handy. Take the quiz yourself.
Courtesy ArthurWeasleyOne of the first things I learned in my time here at the museum is that everything we know about dinosaurs we learn from the fossil record. Since then, we've posted numerous stories here about non-fossilized factors to dinosaurs. Here's another story that challenges the fossil record assertion. Researchers have discovered that T-Rex dinosaurs very likely had an extraordinary sense of smell. Click hear to learn how they've figured that out.
I have always thought of Pittsburgh as a pretty tough town. But this is brutal, unless you're a big T-Rex fan. This link will take you to a photo of the showdown between two T-Rexes squaring off at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.