Meet DREADNOUGHTUS!




Dreadnoughtus was named after the Dreadnought battleship from the early nineteen hundreds although the word itself goes back to late 17th century.

The name sounds scary, especially since it means “fear nothing,” and at a weight of 65 tons – which is equivalent to 130,000 pounds – the Dreadnoughtus certainly did have nothing to fear. Not even from the T-Rex who weighed a mere 8 tons, nothing in comparison to the staggering weight of Dreadnoughtus, making Dreadnoughtus eight times bigger than T-Rex. In modern terms, this dinosaur was the length of a basketball court and weighed more than an airplane.

And yet, Dreadnoughtus appeared to be a gentle giant. It was sauropod, which is a class of dinosaur noted specifically for their long necks, long tails, small heads (relative to the rest of their body), and four thick, pillar-like legs. They are the largest animals to have ever lived on land, and include such well-known sauropods as the brachiosaurus and the brontosaurus.         

But with such an enormous weight to maintain it is believed Dreadnoughtus spent the entire day eating, using his massive 37 foot long neck to help him take down huge quantities of tree leaves, limbs, ferns and shrubs in a very short period of time before stepping a few feet over to begin to eat the next set of tree leaves, ferns and shrubs.

A set of over 100 relatively intact fossils pieces believed to be 77 million years old, landing them squarely in the late cretaceous period, were discovered in Southern Patagonia, Argentina between 2005 and 2009. It appeared the animal’s weight may have been have been the reason for its demise as the remains were found in quicksand. But the most amazing fact scientists discovered about this mammoth dinosaur was that they don’t believe it had yet reached its full size when it died.


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Dino(saur) Days | Allosaurus



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Meet ALLOSAURUS!



The Allosaurus was a large bipedal carnosaurian theropod, which means it was a predatory hunter that moved on two legs with a body shape characterized by hollow bones and 3-toed limbs.  

While it was a top of the food chain predator during the late-Jurassic period, it was already long extinct – for about 83 million years – by the time the Tyrannosaurus Rex ruled the world.

The name “Allosaurus” means “different lizard” which refer to its unique concave, or curved, spine, that ran on both sides and contained shallow cavities, giving the Allosaurus an almost hourglass shape — while these features reduced the bones strength, it made a much lighter and quicker dinosaur. The hollow spaces in the neck and spine are also found in modern birds and believed to have contained air sacs for breathing.

Allosaurus is the most common dinosaur fossil found in Cleveland-Lloyd Quarry in Utah, a site that has the heaviest concentration of Jurassic dinosaur bones in the world, though the bulk of Allosaurus fossils come from the Morrison Formation, a huge rock named after Morrison, Colorado and which extends through the Western United States and is believed to be up to 155 million years old.

Cleveland-Lloyd quarry in Utah

At an estimated 30 to 40 feet long and 12 to 16 feet high, and weighing around 3000 lbs at maturity, the Allosaurus was impressive, especially with its horns that protruded above each eye. But what made it a fierce dinosaur was its 60, D-shaped, sharp teeth that made its bite deadly.

Allosaurus teeth

Despite its massive build, this species fast: running up to 21 MPH. It was believed to have eaten large herbivore, or plant-eating, dinosaurs, and may have even tangled with the mighty stegosaurus whose back was covered with armor-like plates and had a tail that could whip its flesh ripping spikes.

The Mighty Stegosaurus

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The Eighth Day Mystery | Children’s story




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I’m a Little Teapot | VIDEO | Kids Songs & Nursery Rhymes


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I’m a little teapot, short and stout. Here is my handle. Here is my spout. When I get all steamed up hear me shout . . . tip me over and pour me out. I’m a clever teapot, yes it’s true. Here let me show you what I can do. I can change my handle and my spout. Just tip me over and pour me out.

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