18 May

Here are some of the cool dinosaurs at the museum. Ignore all those damn tourists that were in my shots.

Here is the front of a brontosaurus.

Here is the back of the brontosaurus.

And a Tyrannosaurus Rex. As seen in Jurassic Park.

A triceratops. I could probably fit my fist through its nasal cavity.

A stegosaurus.

A cute little skinny dinosaur.

A pterodactyl.

Here are two duck-billed dinosaurs. I've always liked these, they seem kind of cute.

The duck-billed dinosaurs, Anatotitan copei (giant duck), had an interesting story along with them. Taken from the museum display, “The skeleton mounted in a feeding pose was collected in 1882 by a field party working for the paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope, and was later purchased by the American Museum. The upright skeleton was discovered by cowboys in 1904. Its location was eventually disclosed to Barnum Brown after a series of negotiations involving a “six-shooter” and $250. The excavation, in 1906, took three weeks and necessitated blowing up a hill.” Very funny.

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Posted by on May 18, 2011 in adventure, geekery, travel


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