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RESULTS OF *FAVORITE DINOSAUR SURVEY*
To my fellow dinosaurophiles:
You have all been waiting for the results of the FAVORITE DINOSAUR SURVEY.
And, finally, here are the stunning results!
FIRST PLACE: _Tyrannosaurus rex_
The tyrant lizard king still has a firm grip, er, bite on its position as the
most beloved and famed dinosaur among _Homo sapiens sapiens_.
SECOND PLACE: _Triceratops horridus_
This three-horned ceratopian dinosaur continues to enchant dinosaur lovers
around the world, front limbs splayed to the side or not.
THIRD PLACE: _Velociraptor mongoliensis_
No doubt *that* movie greatly increased the popularity of this jackal-sized
predator. Unfortunately, the name is well known, but the liberties Universal
Studios took in producing their "raptors" shielded the public from what
_Velociraptor_ really looked like.
FOURTH PLACE: *TIE* between _Deinonychus antirrhopus_ and _Utahraptor
No doubt that Jurassic Park triggered the "raptor" craze the world has been
experiencing lately. After _Velociraptor_, in popularity come two of its
dromaeosaurine cousins, _Deinonychus_ and _Utahraptor_. It is interesting
that an equal number of people voted for each one.
The results weren't too surprising. In fact, they were quite predictable.
The well-known dinosaurs got more votes, naturally. But some ballots had
rather curious selections. These included _Brontoraptor_, _Protiguanodon_,
_Regnosaurus_, and _Dicamptodon_. (The voters will remain anonymous.)
I hope all of you found the results ... amusing. Please e-mail any questions
and/or comments to me at email@example.com.