Topiary Dinosaurs & The Museum of Jurassic Technology

Santa Monica Topiary Dinosaurs, proudly guarding the Promenade. Yes, even Los Angeles has dinosaurs. Of course, they are made out of shrubs and shoot water from their mouths while people casually eat frozen yogurt and shop at an outdoor mall. This is one of the many highlights of last weekend’s trip. Another highlight of the… Continue reading Topiary Dinosaurs & The Museum of Jurassic Technology

Markasaurus is Out of Town: Graycliff, dinosaurs and more

Plastic Dinosaur Flower Planter, Derby NY I’m going to be out of town for the next few days, so I won’t be posting much. I am visiting my family in Buffalo. I’ve been to two different Frank Lloyd Wright houses in the last two days which I’ll post about when I get back. Here are… Continue reading Markasaurus is Out of Town: Graycliff, dinosaurs and more

Dinosaur mass grave discovered in Switzerland

This is the Friday Dinosaur Update. An amateur paleontologist in Switzerland may have unearthed Europe’s largest dinosaur mass grave after he dug up the remains of two Plateosaurus. Read more at Reuters… read more | digg story

Extinction: Not just for dinosaurs

As if enough things aren’t going wrong in the world, it looks like the populations of many common types of birds are disappearing in North America. In an article titled “Populations of 20 Common Birds Declining” the Associated Press is reporting that birds as familiar as the grackle and the meadowlark are seeing huge declines.… Continue reading Extinction: Not just for dinosaurs

Brontosaurus Controversy

In commenting on my post “Swimming Dinosaurs”, Tony asked about the controversy concerning the name “brontosaurus.” Most of us grew up knowing a few key dinosaurs, among them the ferocious T-Rex and the enormous (but docile) Brontosaurus. As it turns out, the Brontosaurus is no more- and I don’t mean extinct, that happened 145 million… Continue reading Brontosaurus Controversy

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Living dinosaur, maybe.

I’m sure everyone is familiar with the Loch Ness Monster. Despite the fact that scientists are generally unconvinced, many people are not. Recently, Gordon Holmes of Scotland shot a video that is so “convincing” even the BBC Scotland showed it on the air. Personally, I don’t find the video that convincing but I really like… Continue reading Living dinosaur, maybe.