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Re: Neoplateosaurus--most preposterous tabloid dinosaur ever?!
I did mourn the passing of the Weekly World News. I still have a hard
copy collection of their dinosaur exposes. One of the best was of NASA
had photos of the surface of Mars and it was covered with dinosaurs.
This was accompanied by an illustration that was a photo turned to
drawing via photoshop of a mass of Amblyrhynchus (Galapagos iguana)
basking on rocks. Glad they are archived, I always thought a collection
of those reports would make an amusing book. My thanks to Ben Creisler
for bringing the archive to our attention. Will someone create a valid
taxon named Neoplateosaurus.
On 2/1/2012 9:21 AM, Richard W. Travsky wrote:
On Tue, 31 Jan 2012, Ben Creisler wrote:
Google Books has archived the infamous sensationalist tabloid Weekly
World News. Needless to say, there are a wealth of dinosaur “news”
stories. Type in the query "Weekly World News dinosaur" in Google
Books and see what pops up....
The stories range from absurd tales of scientists being eaten by
living dinosaurs to items clearly based on actual scientific work
(such as a story about dinosaurs making calls that sounded like
My fav that I saw on the news stands when it appeared
Saddam's killer dinosaurs attacking troops...
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