Dan Levy — who plays the titular character on Schitt’s Creek — recently guest hosted Saturday Night Live and made a lesbian dinosaur joke. While this might be a bit dark, it’s not as off-color as some of the other dinosaur jokes that have come out this year.
Homosexual behavior has been documented in the animal kingdom a number of times, including same-sex pairs and surrogate parenthood.
Tyrannosaurus rex was the biggest predator that ever lived. At 40 feet from head to tail and weighing seven to nine tons, it was the top of the food chain in North America. Compared to it, other dinosaurs were puny – including the South American Giganotosaurus and the northern African Spinosaurus, both of which tipped the scales at about ten tons.
The biggest and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus fossil is called Sue, and it’s on display at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. Another major T-Rex specimen is Stan, which can be seen at Black Hills Museum of Natural History Exhibit in Hill City, South Dakota.
While the arms of T. rex look disproportionately tiny when viewed from above, they may have been capable of bench pressing 400 pounds each. They could also have played a role in non-predatory activities like helping T. rex grip its mate.
Scientists debate whether T. rex was a savage killer or an opportunistic scavenger. While the evidence for hunting includes bones with bite marks, teeth found near carcasses, and foot tracks suggesting pursuits, T. rex was also known to cannibalize its own kind, according to a 2010 study published in PLOS ONE.
Other T. rex fossils have revealed that it probably hunted in packs, and some research suggests that T. rex had the ability to slow down its growth rate when it wasn’t hungry. Other species of tyrannosaur were Albertosaurus, Alectrosaurus, Alioramus, Chingkankousaurus, Daspletosaurus, Eotyrannus, Gorgosaurus, Nanotyrannus, and Tarbosaurus.
Triceratops is probably one of the most recognizable dinosaurs of all time. It’s best known for its distinctive three horns on its head and a bony neck frill. It’s also one of the last non-avian dinosaur genera to live before a giant asteroid collided with Earth, causing the K-T event that killed off most species.
Triceratops (tri-ser-a-tops) was an herbivorous (plant-eating) ceratopsian dinosaur that lived in what is now western North America during the late Cretaceous period, about 68 million years ago. Its name comes from the Greek words tri- (three) ceratops (horned face).
A full grown male triceratops may have stood over seven feet tall and had a skull longer than a basketball. The skull of a fully grown female triceratops could be even bigger. It’s believed that the larger heads of horned dinosaurs evolved to attract females during mating.
The function of the ceratopsian neck frill has long been a matter of debate, with some scientists believing that it may have protected Triceratops from enemies or acted as a radiator to help it regulate its body temperature. Other scientists have argued that the frills helped differentiate members of different ceratopsian species.
Triceratops was a slow-moving plant-eater that used its beak-like jaw to pluck and chew tough plants like palms, cycads, and ferns. It had up to 800 teeth that were arranged in ‘batteries’ for shearing and grinding, which allowed it to quickly consume vegetation.
If you love dinosaurs then you’ve probably heard of the brontosaurus, one of the largest herbivorous dinosaurs that ever walked the earth. Known for their long necks, small heads and long tails, they were very different from carnivorous dinosaurs that hunted young dinosaurs. The brontosaurus was a member of the sauropoda group and part of the Diplodocidae sub-family. The genus was first classified as an Apatosaurus in the early 20th century but, after a study by paleontologist Elmer Riggs, it was determined that it was a distinct dinosaur.
The brontosaurus was a large sauropod dinosaur that lived during the Late Jurassic period, 156 million to 145 million years ago. Fossils have been found across western North America, particularly in a rock formation called the Morrison Formation. Like other sauropods, a brontosaurus was quadrupedal and its long neck was balanced by a long tail. Its head was relatively small and contained a set of nostrils, called nares, which resembled a big bulge in front of the eyes.
The brontosaurus was a herbivorous dinosaur and its long neck may have helped it reach marshy plants that were too far away to graze on or fork leaves in tall trees. It also used its long tail to balance itself as it moved around. It was also able to grind up and digest stones that it swallowed, to help break down tough plant matter.
In the dinosaur movie Desert Hearts, a Longneck dinosaur named Littlefoot makes friends with a chatty Three-Horn dinosaur called Cera despite her parents’ prejudice. But it’s not all fun and games: Their friendship gets interrupted by a Sharptooth who bites Littlefoot’s mom, who then dies of her injuries. (So basically, this is a lesbian dinosaur movie). So we thought it would be fitting to feature perfumes that smell like a triceratops: Santal 33 by Le Labo is woody and spicy, and it evokes the American West, which is where triceratopses are from, spiritually if not geographically. It also has violet and iris, which are the scents of three-horned beasts.
If you want to smell like a Tyrannosaurus rex, try Ginkgo’s Dead Dinosaur fragrance, which was launched in 2022. It’s described as an “ode to the addictive smell of gasoline, garage hangs, and simpler times” and contains pink pepper, ginger, magnolia flower, orris, davana, cedarwood, and Peru balsam.
And though pterodactyls aren’t dinosaurs, they probably would love Gucci Bloom, the floral fragrance from Alessandro Michele for the Italian house. It blends green notes, jasmine, Rangoon creeper, and tuberose for a scent that will attract any attention-seeking pterodactyl.