Scientists discovered T-rex teeth were useful when the dinosaur wanted to enjoy what snack? – 2017

Scientists discovered T-rex teeth were useful when the dinosaur wanted to enjoy what snack?


Bones




Have you ever strolled into a natural history museum, grabbed a dinosaur bone and tried to take a bite out of it? If the answer’s ‘yes’ (and we sincerely hope it isn’t), then you know how hard those bones can be. Fortunately, the late, great Tyrannosaurus rex didn’t have that problem. The chewing force of your average T-rex was so powerful, it could shatter bones. Just don’t try to do the same the next time you’re finishing off a batch of chicken wings – the king of the dinosaurs, you are not. Source: The Washington Post




It is composed of around 300 bones at birth – this total decreases to around 206 bones by adulthood after some bones have fused together. The bone mass in the skeleton reaches maximum density around age 20. The human skeleton can be divided into the axial skeleton and the appendicular skeleton.

“Tyrannosaurus” is Greek for “tyrant lizard,” and “rex” means “king” in Latin. So, Tyrannosaurus rex was “King of the Tyrant Lizards.” T. rex lived about 66–68 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period in the western United States, including Montana and Wyoming.


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