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From the towering presence of the Brachiosaurus (who could live for a hundred years!) to the tiny arms of a Tyrannosaurus Rex (that could bench press 400 pounds each), dinosaurs have been a favorite of children and adults alike since forever, really. And, if you're a fan of random facts like I am, then get ready because these books are full of random dinosaur facts!


The T Rex doesn't have the tiniest arms. That award goes to Canotaurus.

Most long necked dinosaurs had a gas producing bacteria in their stomachs to help with their high fiber diet, which would make them toot very often.

The first dinosaur bones ever discovered belonged to Megalosaurus and weren't found until the 1820s.

Mary Anning (1799-1847) was one of the most famous of all fossil hunters. However, she was never taken as seriously as she should have been because she was a woman from a poor background when most scientists were men from wealthy families.

There is a dinosaur called the Dracorex Hogwartsia, meaning the dragon king of Hogwarts, inspired by its dragon-like appearance and of course, Harry Potter.

Ichthyosaur babies were born tail-first. If they had been born head first, they would have drowned before they could reach the water's surface to take their first breath.

The only known example of the giant sauropod Seismosaurus appears to have choked to death on a stone it was trying to swallow to use as a gastrolith-an aid in digestion.

Lesothosaurus was about the size of a house cat and scientists believe it traveled in family groups and lived in burrows.

Qianzhousaurus was discovered in southern China in 2014, and it is related to the T Rex, and was nicknamed "Pinocchio Rex" because of it's long snout.

The herbivore with the most horns at an impressive fifteen, the Kosmoceratops may have been an earlier relative to the Triceratops. Unlike the Triceratops, the horns on top of its head curve downward.

The oldest known dinosaur is Saltopus. It was a small carnivore that lived 245 million years ago. Remains of this dinosaur have only been found in Scotland.

The largest Mosasaur skeleton on display is 42.7 feet long, and is nicknamed Bruce.

The first part of Troodon discovered was a single tooth. It took nearly a hundred years to find any more bones belonging to Troodon. Troodon was one of the smartest dinosaurs around; today it would be as smart as a chicken.

The dinosaur with the shortest name is Yi qi. Yi means wing, and it is the only dinosaur discovered so far to have wings like a bat.

Apatosaurus couldn't use their tails for defense, but their long and unusually slim tail could be cracked like a whip to frighten away predators, making a noise as loud as a cannon being fired that could be heard for miles.