How Big Was the Biggest Dinosaur Ever?

As we mentioned last week, scientists have uncovered bones in Argentina of what they believe to be the largest dinosaur ever discovered. They've named it the Dreadnoughtus after HMS Dreadnought, a revolutionary battleship launched in 1906.

That's quite appropriate because this huge dinosaur that lived 77 million years ago probably weighed 65 tons and was 85 feet long.

What do those dimensions mean? The numbers are so huge that they're hard to grasp. So the BBC has helpfully provided this comparison chart. The Dreadnoughtus is not as large as a 737, but it's close and passengers get free drinks.

-via Flowing Data


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