The T-Rex Was Even Bigger And Scarier Than We Thought

As if the Tyrannosaurus Rex wasn't big and scary and sharp toothy enough, scientists are now saying that they're EVEN BIGGER. Using 3D laser scans, scientists virtually weighed T-Rexes and found that those beasts weighed in 30 per cent heavier than expected.

Thirty per cent! That's a tonne! Actually, it's more than a tonne because the biggest dinosaur they weighed was the Chicago Field Museum's "Sue", which is the largest and most complete T-Rex skeleton around. That big bertha weighed in at 8.1t, which was 30 per cent more than they anticipated. Weirdly though, the smallest T-Rex they weighed was actually smaller than anticipated which means that T-Rexes grew more than twice as fast between 10-15 years old. At a growth rate of about 5kg per day, I'm guessing that means they ate a ton of little dinos.

[Reuters via Geekosystem,

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