Tag Archives: Dinosaurs

Canada: You Are Awesome.

13 Feb

Dino Coin

The Canadian Mint is releasing the second in its series of ‘Prehistoric Creature’ glow in the dark dinosaur coins, this time with the Quetzalcoatlus.

The Quetzalcoatlus isn’t technically a dinosaur; it was an ancient flying reptile belonging to the order Pterosauria the most famous of which was the Pterodactyl. This does not make the coin any less awesome.

The $30 coins are strictly limited edition, but well worth a trip to Canada.

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Lego Dinosaurs Don’t Exist (Yet)

3 Jan

lego t rexThis dinosaur skeleton LEGO set is up for support on the LEGO CUUSO website  where if it reaches 10,000 supporters LEGO will review the sets for manufacture.

The Shop Elves are so excited by the prospect of building their own LEGO dinosaur they may just combust before the target is reached…

DIY Dino Shoes.

7 Nov

Dino shoes only usually happen in our wildest dreasm, so imagine our delight at these DIY beauties from Instructables!

You can find the whole AWESOME tutorial HERE.

Dorky Feathers.

10 Sep

 

Via xkcd.com

Archaeopteryx Of The Day

25 Jul

Retinal neuroscientist and photographer Bryan Jones shot this gorgeous picture of an archaeopteryx fossil displayed in the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, Germany.

“As a biologist, seeing this fossil represents something of a pilgrimage,” says Bryan, “[Visiting this museum is] a journey that all biologists would benefit from making.”

Snip from his blog post:

This particular sample was found in the Solnhofen limestone formation in Bavaria and is the basis for the link between the dinosaurs and the feathered birds. Archaeopteryx itself is a feathered theropod, but is though of as the oldest documented bird dating back approximately 150 million years ago.

The fossil was found in 1874 by Jakob Niemeyer who traded it to Johann Dorr for a cow. Johann then sold the fossil to Ernst Haberlein for 2,000 German Marks. This sale was then turned around to the founder of Siemens, Werner von Siemens for 20,000 German Marks for the University of Berlin which has provided this specimen to scientists around the world as the best preserved specimen found with elegant feathers and an exquisitely preserved skull.

 

U.S. Seizes Tyrannosaurus Bones

11 Jul

U.S. officials on Friday seized the skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus dinosaur that Mongolia wants returned on suspicion that it was smuggled to the United States from the Gobi desert.

The bones of the tyrannosaurus bataar, an eight-foot-tall, 24-foot-long cousin of the Tyrannosaurus rex, were taken in a moving van from the Cadogan Tate Fine Art storage company in Queens, where they had been stored in four large wooden crates.

The President of Mongolia, Elbegdorj Tsakhia, demanded that the skeleton be returned to his country after it was auctioned on May 20 for $1.05 million by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions.

Read the rest here...

Neon Dinosaur Decor

24 May

 Looking for a way to brighten up your home for summer?

How about this awesome neon dinosaur garland?  Just spray paint your favourite plastic critters, string up and enjoy! For full instructions CLICK HERE!

Dino Glow

15 Apr

 

New oversized Canadian commemorative quarters will feature glowing dinosaur skeletons;

Made of cupronickel, the coin has a face value of 25 cents but is much larger than a regular Canuck quarter.

It shows an artist’s rendering of Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai, a 4-ton, 26-foot dinosaur discovered in Alberta in 1972. It’s the first in a four-coin series of photo-luminescent prehistoric creatures.

The mint says the skeleton can best be seen after the coin is exposed to sunlight, or to fluorescent or incandescent light for 30-60 seconds, adding that the luminescence won’t fade with time.

Canada’s newest coin glows in the dark

Warning!

12 Mar

Lost and Found…

12 Dec

 Found at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, was the last of a series of 10 anonymous paper sculptures.

Can you guess what it is yet?

 RARRRRRR!

For the full story please see here.