Dinosaur facts

Most dinosaurs are known from just a single tooth or bone.

One of the smallest dinosaurs discovered had the size of a chicken and ate insects.

The world’s oldest known “toilet” was used by dinosaurs 240 million years ago.

The dinosaur noises in the “Jurassic Park” movie were made from recordings of tortoise sex.

The smallest known dinosaur was about four inches (10 cm) tall and weighed less than a chihuahua.

De-extinction is scientifically possible. Several viruses have already been brought back, including the 1918 flu pandemic virus.

If Earth’s history were condensed into 24 hours, life would’ve appeared at 4am, land plants at 10:24pm, dinosaur extinction at 11:41pm and human history would’ve begun at 11:58:43pm.

40% of Americans think that humans and dinosaurs lived at the same time.

Despite the title, most of the dinosaurs from “Jurassic Park” lived during the Cretaceous period.

The word “Dinosaur” comes from the ancient Greek and means “terrible lizard”.

There’s a limestone cliff with over 5,000 dinosaur footprints in Bolivia, with many dating back 68 million years.

In 2015, a 4-year-old searching for fossils found 100 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Bones.

Dinosaurs are not, technically, extinct, since birds are considered by science as a type of dinosaur.

Dinosaurs lived on Earth for 150 million years. We’ve been around for just 0.1% of that time.

Mammals remained relatively small until 65 million years ago, when the demise of the dinosaurs gave them a chance to survive.



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