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Did you know that the largest T-Rex skeleton ever discovered was named Sue?

 Did you know that the largest T-Rex skeleton ever discovered was named Sue?


Dinosaurs have become some of the most out-there animals ever to have lived on this planet.

While it’s fun to imagine a world where dinosaurs and humans are alive during the same period, it’s probably not the best idea – we’ve all seen how it goes in Jurassic Park!

The next best thing is to learn all we can about these ancient reptiles and sit back and let our imagination run wild.

We’ve decided to give you a helping hand and have researched & written the best 100 dinosaur facts that you can imagine.

You may know SUE as the hilarious, pun-loving dinosaur turning Twitter into a personal smorgasbord. Or you might treasure that selfie you snapped with this fearsome fossil looming overhead. But there’s a lot more to SUE’s story than 280 characters or a passing glance might offer.

This specimen has been invaluable to the paleontological community since its discovery. And before settling into the luxurious life of a well-kept Chicago museum attraction, SUE had quite the history!

Dating back to the Cretaceous period—about 67 million years ago—this massive predator lived to the upper end of the life expectancy of a T. rex, about 28 years. (How do we know? Dinosaur bones have growth rings, just like trees. After examining these rings, scientists also determined that SUE had an adolescent growth spurt—gaining as much as 4.5 pounds per day—and reached full size at age 19.)

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