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SUCKER! 10 Historic Dinosaur Hoaxes You Won’t Believe We Fell For

SUCKER! 10 Historic Dinosaur Hoaxes You Won’t Believe We Fell For
We’ve managed to clone a few different animals, so what’s stopping us from going full Jurassic Park and pulling some fossil DNA to make new dinosaurs? In 2014 a news article started making the rounds that claimed that a British (or sometimes Chinese) university had pulled it off. The most widely spread article said that geneticists at Liverpool’s John Moore University had successfully created a baby apatosaurus in an ostrich’s womb who they’d named Spot. 

Were real dinosaurs as bulletproof as the one in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom?

Were real dinosaurs as bulletproof as the one in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom?
The franchise’s science advisor weighs in on dino armor, forked tongues, and Jurassic World hybrids with ‘superpowers’By Alessandra Potenza@ale_pot...

Jurassic Park's Dinosaurs: How Realistic Were They?

Jurassic Park's Dinosaurs: How Realistic Were They?
On June 11, 1993, Steven Spielberg’s summer blockbuster Jurassic Park opened, enthralling and terrifying moviegoers around the world. But how scien...

A paleontologist explains why bringing back dinosaurs is a really bad idea

A paleontologist explains why bringing back dinosaurs is a really bad idea
First, bringing back Trex and Triceratops would, I believe, simply be cruel. They lived during the end-Cretaceous period, some 70-66 million years ago, when the world was a much different place. It was considerably warmer, there were no ice caps, sea levels were high and the oceans lapped far onto the land, and the continents were in other positions. Dinosaurs would have breathed different air (there was much more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere then), eaten different food (grasses and flowers had just started to evolve, and there were none of the grasslands or vast flowering forests of today), and interacted with different animals (mammals were little more than ratty creatures scurrying in the shadows).

The ‘Jurassic World’ effect: How the dinosaur franchise’s overseas dominance signals a new era

The ‘Jurassic World’ effect: How the dinosaur franchise’s overseas dominance signals a new era

But another figure has jumped out to tell a different tale: the film’s foreign box office.

“Fallen Kingdom’s” international numbers have been especially strong since the film opened in a number of territories two weeks ago and began widening since—$560 million strong. That puts it in the stratosphere of 2015’s “Jurassic World,” which crossed the $590 million mark after its second full weekend and then kept on going, all the way to $1 billion.