We've Been Had! The truth about Velociraptors!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

When I say "Velociraptor" what comes to mind? If you're anything like me the devilishly smart huge door-opening, t-rex fighting, huge lizards from Jurassic Park come to mind. You know what I'm talking about. these guys:
Well it turns out that's false! Now I always knew that maybe they didn't get it right and missed by a little bit, but it turns out they got it all wrong! Below I will show you what a real Velociraptor looks like:

As you can see Velociraptors had feathers! and wings, pretty awesome! They got the big claws right and everything, but yeah apparently velociraptors had feathers, as of 2007 paleontologists Alan Turner, Peter Makovicky, Mark Norell and colleagues reported the discovery of quill knobs on a well-preserved Velociraptor mongoliensis forearm from Mongolia, confirming the presence of feathers in this species. Now brace yourself cus here comes a big shock.....Velociraptors were tiny! small! smaller than a human by a lot! So not really scary. So there you go, the truth about velociraptors, go ahead and change that mental image. Not so scary at all anymore huh?

This post isn't all dissapointment though, Utahraptors are still awesome and scary, behold.

that's a pretty awesome looking bird/lizard right? Check out his size.That's what I'm talking about! I guess what I'm trying to say is that the Utahraptor is the best dinosaur ever!