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Brontosaurus never existed??
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Date: 12/11/12 8:58 AM

As many of you know, I've been sewing since dinosaurs roamed the earth, and several of you have mentioned you were there too. But recently I found out some shocking news. The beloved brontosaurus, whom I've been very close to in my "travels" here on PR, never existed. Yes, that's true!!! The story is here:
HERE

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Date: 12/11/12 9:31 AM

very interesting. Hmmmmmmm

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Date: 12/11/12 10:29 AM

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To hurry along the process so he could claim the credit, he substituted the skull of another dinosaur and dubbed the finding Apatosaurus.


Shouldn't it be the Apatosaurus that doesn't exist? I mean, that was the one with the wrong head!

*reads the story again*

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And as NPR notes, even the Carnegie Museum itself placed the wrong head on an Apatosaurus skeleton in 1932, calling it a Brontosaurus.


Wait a minute, how can you place the wrong head on a dinosaur that never had the correct head to begin with?
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Date: 12/11/12 11:26 AM

Do you happen to have any photos of these creatures which you took way back then? That might prove things one way or the other?

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Date: 12/11/12 1:28 PM

Oh wow.. talk about messing with your family tree. not to mention your DNA and medical history.
At least we all still know you are as old as a dinosaur.. doesn't matter which dinosaur it is..

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Date: 12/11/12 7:22 PM

Maybe it's because I've had a very long daybut the whole article seems more fictional than the brontosaurus. Grain of salt and all of that...

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Date: 12/11/12 7:26 PM

Oh, this is total bull. I saw the Brontosaurus with my own two eyes. He was on the corner of Flatbush Avenue and 17th Street.

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Date: 12/11/12 10:59 PM

And then there is the current fairy tale about the frog who turned into a prince.

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Date: 12/12/12 0:42 AM

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Wait a minute, how can you place the wrong head on a dinosaur that never had the correct head to begin with?
With speed and accuracy so as to bluff people for many years.

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Do you happen to have any photos of these creatures which you took way back then?
If photos had been invented. All I have is my dinosaur memory.

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doesn't matter which dinosaur it is..
Whew! That's a relief!

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I saw the Brontosaurus with my own two eyes. He was on the corner of Flatbush Avenue and 17th Street.
That must have been my cousin...or maybe my brother...or maybe...

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And then there is the current fairy tale about the frog who turned into a prince.
I wonder what kind of head they put on him?

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Subject: What??? Sad day for my relatives Date: 12/12/12 1:52 AM

I hope they never declare the Maiasaurus non-existent. 67% of my total coolness (as determined by boys aged 6-11) comes from sharing a name with a dinosaur species.

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