Hey dinos, this week’s Weekly Dino Fact is ALL ME! I went to a REALLY cool, REALLY excellent museum last Sunday while I was avoiding the Island because you-know-who was there. It was a museum of Natural Sciences and they had some GREAT dinosaur fossils! Including my new favorite Megatherium!
Okay, okay I know that Megatherium is from the Ice Age and not technically a dinosaur, BUT the idea of this beast is just AWESOME. So sloths are already super cool and so CUTE, can you imagine one that is slightly larger than an African Elephant??? Megatherium primarily walked on all fours, but fossilized footprints show that it was capable of standing on two feet to reach high limbs for food. When Megatherium did this it was 20 feet tall!! Imagine for a moment that you were walking through the forest and you heard a crashing coming through the trees and all of a sudden you were face to face with a sloth the size of a house!! What would you do?
The rest of the museum was great… some excellent dino fossils and other animal exhibits, including some really cool animals from other parts of the world that I didn’t even know existed. There was one thing that was SERIOUSLY disturbing and I hope it wasn’t a sign…
Even as I was trying to avoid him, I couldn’t get away from him, he’s haunting me! Seriously, what a bad dude, we’ve got to get rid of him. What do you think about that creepy Spike in the background? And what do you think about Megatherium? See you on the Island!