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Skin Surface Area and the Ig Nobels



I see where an Ig Nobel went to 
 
 http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99992879

 Kannoth Sreekumar of Kerala Agricultural University in India earned the
 Ig Nobel mathematics prize for his paper Estimation of the total surface
 area in Indian Elephants. Sreekumar was able to derive equations to
 estimate elephantine surface area from measurements of a couple of body
 parts, vastly simplifying the problem.

and the first thing that came to mind was could this be adapted for dinos
- or is there something like already?