TITLE Roy's Postcards: Postcard from 1982/01/30 RSS http://www.crummy.com/writing/postcards/rss.xml STYLE http://www.crummy.com/writing/postcards/postcards.css
Roy's Postcards: 1982/01/30
(Leonard) I went with Daddy to the Museum of Natural History. We saw dinosaur skeletons, walrus, the whale skeleton, fish, turtles, giraffe.
AD-5 TYRANNOSAURUS REX. This is probably the largest carnivorous animal that ever lived on land. It was nearly 50 feet long and weighed up to 8 tons. It lived in the Late Cretaceous Period, the approximate dates of which are 136,000 to 65,000,000 years ago.
Oh, inaccurate painting of T-Rex eating a pachycephalosaur like a corn-on-the-cob during two simultaneous volcanic eruptions, I love you.
This inscription was clearly dictated. A typo on the back of the card makes it sound like the Cretaceous began in caveman times and extended backwards in time to the K-T event.
See also: lacmnh dinosaurs