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150 Million Year Old Dinosaur Footprints in France

© P. Dumas In the Jura Mountains, outside the French village of Plagne, you will find a ~500ft/150m long stretch of dinosaur footprints dating back 150 million years. After examination, scientists from the Laboratoire de Géologie de Lyon (CNRS / ENS de Lyon / Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University), the Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans (CNRS / Université Clermont Auvergne / Université Jean Monnet / IRD), and the Pterosaur Beach Museum concluded the tracks were left by a Sauropod measuring at least 115ft/35m long and weighing no less than 35 tonnes.…

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A Life-Size Animatronic T-Rex Burst Into Flames and the Pics are Metal AF

Zach Reynolds/Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience An unexpected electrical issue caused a life-size animatronic T-Rex to burst into flames at the Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience in Cañon City, Colorado. There were no reported injuries when the 24-ft tall T-Rex burst into flames. The life-size replica completely burned down to its metal frame in 10 short minutes. First opened in 2016, the park features 16 life-size dinosaurs with a 17th, a Stegosaurus (along with a replacement T-Rex), scheduled to open this summer. Park owner Zach Reynolds was on hand to not only…

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