Ten Facts About Tyrannosaurus Rex

Most of us have seen the internet meme that pokes fun at Tyrannosaurus Rex  its arms in particular. Countless humorous images feature the dinosaur in situations where arm length or strength is needed for one reason or another. T. Rex always comes up embarrassingly short.

At approximately three feet long, T. Rex arms were short for its 40-foot long body, yet they were anything but weak or useless. Studies indicate that its arms were likely used to grip prey and give the creature a boost from off the ground. Research also suggests that each T. Rex arm could lift approximately 450 pounds. 

Read more facts about Tyrannosaurus Rex, including a discussion of whether one could be resurrected from remains, here.  

Image: Wikimedia Commons 

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