Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Fact of the Day: Tyrant Dinosaur

The legendary dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus Rex's name is derived from the Greek words for "tyrant" and "lizard". Rex comes from the Latin word for "king". 

21 comments:

Villyne said...

I thought it was roughly translated as "Terrible lizard king". Guess you learn something every day

Kay said...

I'm glad they're not around today.

R's Rue said...

Great fact!
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Aunt Mary said...

OH, THAT IS NICE :)

Anonymous said...

He still has silly arms!

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Perfect name!

Dana said...

I agree with the person above: That's perfect!

Unknown said...

Sounds about right

Christine said...

It does look like a lizard!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

'Tyrant' and 'Lizard'....some kings were that :)

DEZMOND said...

he really was a tyrant

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Truly amazing!!!.. Regards

Holy Ghost Writer said...

tyrant for sure

Pilar Domínguez said...

Logical this name.I will never forget.Kisses :-)

Leslie said...

Scary fact! I love to walk around the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum and see all of the replicas and fossils.

Vett Vandiver said...

never knew that! nice!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

No wonder he is the powerful one

Gloria Baker said...

when my son was a child he loved Tyrannosaurus Rex and still I think he loves so:)

Fundy Blue said...

One of my favorite dinosaurs!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Sounds fitting.

Anna-Alina said...

It's was interesting animals