Dinosaurs Live!

The name of the event did imply there were going to be living dinosaurs at the Memphis Zoo. So, perhaps the people who asked for their money back were simply sticklers for truth in advertising.

Longview Daily News - Sep 9, 1992

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Jan 03, 2020
     Category: Stupidity | 1990s

Considering that something like 15% of Americans believe the earth is flat, it’s hardly surprising that some believed dinosaurs were still alive.
Posted by Brian on 01/03/20 at 07:51 AM
I was expecting exhibits along the line of "this crocodile has not evolved in 65 million years. It is a living dinosaur!", horseshoe crabs and the like.
Posted by Yudith on 01/03/20 at 08:16 AM
@Brian -- If the world was flat, cats would long ago have pushed everything off the edge.
Posted by Phideaux on 01/03/20 at 10:03 AM
Never overestimate the intelligence of the general public.
Posted by KDP on 01/03/20 at 11:25 AM
There has been a touring exhibit of dinosaur material going around science centers and museums for at least 5 years. It is currently at Heard Museum in McKinney Texas. I guess it is weird that people ask for their money back but the exhibit name is just marketing.
Posted by Floormaster Squeeze on 01/03/20 at 12:48 PM
What would have happened if the exhibitors had put some chickens on display? After all, scientists now say DNA shows chickens are descended from dinos.
Posted by Phred22 on 01/04/20 at 08:36 PM
@Phred22 -- Check out: https://everwideningcircles.com/2016/12/28/meet-living-dinosaur-giant-cassowary/

If any living animal might claim to be a direct descendant of a velociraptor, my money's on these ugly brutes.
Posted by Phideaux on 01/05/20 at 01:24 AM
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