The extinct reptiles that dominated our planet over 66 million years ago have long captured our imaginations.
As more is understood about dinosaurs, for the most part, our perceptions of them have changed. But some myths have endured thanks to depictions that made certain dinosaurs household names.
Museum dinosaur experts Dr Susie Maidment and Prof Paul Barrett reveal some of the common mistakes made about the ancient reptiles that once
(Peter Jackson's 2005 King Kong remake features a fictional Tyrannosaurus rex descendant called Vastatosaurus rex. The star, a 7.6-metre-tall gorilla,takes down the mighty meat-eater with apparent ease. The reality (that is, if a giant gorilla were to exist) would likely have been very different.Paul explains, 'Tyrannosaurus's bite force was about three times stronger than that of an African lion - it had the strongest bite of any animal that has been measured. If T. rex had wrapped its jaws around King Kong's arm, he wouldn't have an arm left - it was a bone-crushing bite.')
Many people know about the errors of some dinos in Jurassic Park. Peter Jackson's 2005 King Kong is also included in that article (remake featured a fictional Tyrannosaurus rex descendant called Vastatosaurus rex.)
I especially want to talk about V. rex vs King Kong. I remember that weird scene. The V-Rex bites the King Kong's arm like 2 or maybe 3 times and nothing happens. I was like, what the hell is that ? For that one bite, King Kong's arm would have been ripped off. I understand that kong is the hero of the movie, perhaps they should have made kong escape from the bites of V-Rex. However when you battle against 2 predators at the same time, there is no way that you are going to escape from getting bitten and kong is fighting against 3 V-Rex.