Here Are 8 Lies About Dinosaurs You Need To Stop Believing
Here’s something I’ll bet most people didn’t know- Paleontological observations have been documented as far back as the 5th century BC. The science of Paleontology became established in the 18th century as a result of Georges Cuvier’s work on comparative anatomy, and developed rapidly in the 19th century. And as science and technology progress, we are leaning at a much higher rate than ever thought possible about dinosaurs and their existence.
We love dinosaurs and as kids, we learned facts about them in science class, marveled at their skeletons in museums, and played out epic dino-battles with our plastic toys. But how much of what we were taught about them is actually true? You might be shocked to know that a majority of what we learned about dinosaurs in our youth was actually not true at all.
The truth is that the more we learn about these prehistoric animals that roamed the Earth for 150 million years, the more their story is being rewritten. A lot of the things we were taught about dinosaurs or saw in movies are just flat-out wrong. Did you know that dinosaurs were around for a couple hundred thousand years after that meteor impact you read about that supposedly killed them?
How about that dinosaurs were not the first reptiles to rule the Earth? Or that dinosaurs had feathers? There are even some scientists that believe dinosaurs are still among us right now. In fact…you might have even eaten one of these ancient, “scary animals” for dinner last night with a side of mashed potatoes and didn’t even realize it.