How would we know if dinosaurs (or some other species) achieved sentience and civilization millions of years ago? 65 million years is a long time, would a civilization with a, say, 10,000 lifespan even be noticeable in the geologic record? What if they only reached 19th century technology and didn't use nuclear power or plastic?
While straightening my apartment last week I came across a cute headband. I've had it since I was five (haven't worn headbands since I was, oh, probably about six) but have held onto it because I like it. Anyway, for the last few days I've been thinking: perhaps I would like to wear headbands? I don't know, can you help me find cool head bands? Let's find out. [more inside]
How many kinds of dinosaurs were alive at the same time? [more inside]
We know Dilbert's alter egos, megalomaniac Dogbert, evil Catbert, moronic Ratbert, plus the regular characters such as Alice, Wally and Asok. [more inside]
When I was a kid, I was totally enamored of dinosaurs. I seem to have lost my affinity for them in the years since. I quit paying attention to developments in paleontology. Apparently there's been a lot that I missed, like that the dominant theory now is that modern birds are descended from a dinosaur species (I think?). And I hear velociraptors had feathers. So I need not just updates, but a good primer for adults because I've forgotten everything I used to know about them. Can anyone recommend some good modern books or documentaries on dinosaurs to rekindle the flame of dino-love?
What do Paleontologists fight about these days? What are the current controversies in the field? I'm interested in the Mesozoic but maybe the grant money and groupies these days is focused on a different time period? [more inside]
Super-specific roaring dinosaur question: Every picture of tyrannosaurs with open mouths (1, 2, 3, 4) seems to picture them with flaps of muscle or skin covering the corners of their mouth. Why is this so universal? Are there living animals with similar mouths that this is based on?
There is a dinosaur painted on the wall of one of the buildings at 3rd Avenue and 13th Street in New York City. Who painted this? [more inside]
When I was very young, I read a series of books about dinosaurs, where each book was a fiction story (with educational information) about each species of dinosaur.. what books were those? [more inside]
Where can I find large, high-resolution dinosaur illustrations in the style of Zdeněk Burian or Charles Knight? [more inside]
Book identification: dinosaur edition. [more inside]
Which animal would win a race between a cheetah or a utahraptor? Please help my six-year-old son learn even more about dinosaurs. [more inside]
How much weight can a Pterodactyl/Pterosaur lift? Specifically something big like Quetzalcoatlus or Hatzegopteryx? [more inside]
Best books about dinosaurs for an adult who knows surprisingly little about them but who also has an appreciation for learning? [more inside]
What shoes should I get for dinosaur-hunting (and hiking in general)? [more inside]
Why does Batman keep a giant penny and a huge replica of a Tyrannosaurus Rex in the Bat Cave? [more inside]
where can i find super high quality, anatomically accurate 3D models of dinosaur skeletons? [more inside]
Why aren't turtles dinosaurs? [more inside]
I need a decent still of the dinosaurs in the movie "Fantasia." [more inside]
Yet another Sci-Fi ID request: I once read a tongue-in-cheek short story involving a fidgety time travel portal, dinosaurs, and culinary adventures. [more inside]
Where can I find dinosaur slippers? Specifically, they must make a "roaring" noise each step you take. Do these even exist or am I imagining them?
What do Greek speakers call dinosaurs? Do they use the same Greek-derived words that English speakers do ("dinosaur", "tyrannosaurus", "stegosaurus", etc)? Do these names sound as silly to them as calling those extinct animals "terrible lizards", "tyrant lizards", and "roof lizards" would to us?
I'm looking for a goofy, full-costumed T-Rex outfit for Halloween. Something like in this Chapelle's Show clip (2:00 mark). Hopefully someone with better google skills or knowledge of specific outlets in the SF Bay Area.
I fondly remember an arcade game from my childhood at the local junk-food kiosk, but I can not remember the name. I have tried to search Google, but I have not found anything. The game, as I remember it, was a side-scrolling shoot ‘em up. You flew planes (1 player or 2 players) and on the ground beneath you dinosaurs where actively trying to kill you with their prehistoric might. [more inside]
Can you help me find a cartoon drawing I first saw in a book or magazine at least 10 years ago, which shows a small dog digging up a bone? Attached to the bone, buried under the ground, is shown the rest of the tail and the entire skeleton of a large dinosaur.
Does microbial activity in the gut of organisms contribute to their thermoregulation? [more inside]
How do you kill a T-Rex? [more inside]
How are the wonderful wooden dinosaur models made?
Is it done, perchance, with lasers? [more inside]
Is it done, perchance, with lasers? [more inside]
I just found out that Dinosaur Jr. a) just got back together with their original lineup and b) played on the Late Late Show the other night. Anyone know where I could find a video of said performance? [more inside]