The most popular and well-known dinosaur never existed.
My childhood hasn’t been raped like this since the new star wars movies came out.
Are you trying to tell me that Fred Flintstone was wrong? Fred effing Flintstone?
My Sinclair inflatable best friend was based on a LIE? Say it aint so!
The canals of Mars, Planet X beyond Neptune, brontosaurus, subluminiferous ether, solar incandescence arising from gravitational collapse and metoric infall, the “germ” origin of pellagra … it’s amazing any 19th century science survived.
What’s next? They’ll probably say that Pluto isn’t a planet.
Stephen Gould wrote an essay called Bully for Brontosaurus, in which he advocated retaining the name Brontosaurus even though Apatosaurus had primacy. I think he had a point. It’s not the only case where a more popular name was chosen over the one that was published first.
Barney is dead?!?
I mean, Barney is dead?!?
Obama really did have a lot on his plate…
Brontosaurus gone. President brought in for questioning. News at 11…
Great. Next you’re going to tell me that unicorns were mythical.
Lessee, Pluto, not a planet? Check
Brontosaurus, not a dinosaur? Check
Little Ice Age, never happened? Check…
It’s a conspiracy by the textbook manufacturers to impose planned obsolescence on science texts.
This story has been well known by sauropod aficionados for decades.
“most popular and well-known dinosaur”
Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops horridus might have a word or two to say about that… although the ‘classic’ form of Triceratops, with the triple horns forming the business end of an animal whose whole body was a weapon, seems to have never existed either.
Yeah but… Did Fred have a T-Rex or Triceratops?
No. It was Bronto-burgers baby!
…and ribs, BRONTO Ribs.
They turned his car over, how can something that doesn’t exist, turn over a man’s car!?
He also operated on on the construction site. Try that with a V. Raptor, T. Rex or even a freaking Triceratops.
I think you’ve got the smoking gun there, Der Schtumpy. This whole science thing is just a fraud. You can’t tell me Dino (not Martin… still wondering about him from the other day… no, Fred’s pet.) doesn’t exist. Just the other day I saw him licking Fred’s face.
Those cars were made of stone. You can’t turn those over with imaginary ribs.
Uh… what ever happened to that saber toothed kitty that locked Fred out of the house?
Like any good kitty the Saber Tooth, it’s sleepin’ on the foot of the bed, on Fred’s side.
I thought triceratops was said to be an adolescent progression of another dino.
Well, and as MUCh as I hate to say this, these people were wrong, wrong, wrong. After I read this I called my Medium. SHE gives it to me on good information, that there WERE Brontosauruses, Brontosaurai….Brontausessesses…HEY, they did exist!
We held a Seance, we contacted the FIRST Spirit of the FIRST Brontosaurus, and HE says they did exist!!!
So there. PHHHHTTTTT!!!!
I’m telling all you Scientific Types, it’s settled, because if you can’t trust a Classic Medium, trained in the Classic Spiritual Arts and Knowledge of the late 19th Century, what CAN you believe in? If we keep throwing out things we were SO sure of 100 years ago, for something we ‘think’ we know now, how can we believe in anything or anybody? Why can’t we just draw a line in the scientific sand, and then, just leave things alone?
Harry Houdini and Judge Crater say, “HI!”, BTW, in case anyone really cares.
Why does something like this always bring that headline to my mind…
Small Medium at Large.
(I came so close to putting it down, but I couldn’t figure out how to work it into my goof)
The classics never go out of style.
Dino….we hardly knew ye…………….
I noticed the linked to item was posted on April 1st.
You think, just maybe…..?
With some trepidation, to reintroduce a serious element to the discussion, I think the bigger story here may be: “Also sauropods were not aquatic swamp dwellers, they were 100% terrestrial creatures.” (By which I mean the semantic content of that statement rather than the comma-splicing.)
I bet many people were influenced by the first King Kong movie when the CARNIVOROUS, Bronto-looking, AQUATIC-DWELLING sauropod plucked the screaming crewman off the tree where he was trying to hide.
So does this mean we have to establish Apatogrievance Studies departments at institutions of higher tuition farming throughout the land? Woohoo more opportunities for tenure track sinecures!
Do we now need to wallow in abject self mortification before those we now know to be our betters, the modern day descendants of the Saurian race that include the chicken I had for lunch?
Rand this simply cannot be true, there was a consensus dammit!
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