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Watch the hilarious star of 'Jurassic World' get a lesson on dinosaurs.

The science behind "Jurassic World" is fascinating. And as it turns out, actual dinosaur poo is too. Who knew?

Dinosaur poop is on a whole different level.

You can learn so much from it! I never even realized.


All images via Vsauce.

In fact, you can learn more about a dinosaur from its poop than from any bone in its body.

This is according to paleontologist Jack Horner. And Jack is no ordinary paleontologist. He's been an adviser on the entire "Jurassic Park" series, which means he knows his shit.

Horner says that from a dinosaur's poop, you can tell exactly what it was eating and a lot about how it processed its food. He even said you can sometimes break it open and it'll still smell, which left me disgusted and intrigued at the same time.

What does it smell like?


Oof. Guess I sorta saw that coming.

Horner and "Jurassic World" actor Chris Pratt each sat down with Michael Stevens, host of Vsauce, to talk about the science behind the movie.

In their entertaining feature, they looked into what our infatuation with bringing dinosaurs back into the world really says about us and answered some questions, like:

  • Why does dinosaur poop still smell?
  • Do we put dinosaur ghosts inside of our cars? (aka fossil fuels)
  • Are birds actually dinosaurs? Also read: ARE WE LIVING WITH DINOSAURS?
  • Is "Jurassic World" historically accurate?
  • Why are dinosaurs so fascinating to kids?

Dinosaurs are the ultimate teachers. They have so much to tell us about the past, present, and future.

(And I personally think Chris Pratt has a lot to teach us too. But that's just me.)

It's worth a watch.

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The now viral video shows the family’s pet goose, Frankie, frantically squawking as it gets dragged off the porch by a bald eagle—likely another mom taking care of her own kiddos.

Wearing nothing but her husband’s boxers while holding on to her newborn, Willow, Oakley dashes out of the house and successfully comes to Frankie's rescue while yelling “hey, hey hey!”

The video’s caption revealed that the Oakleys had already lost three chickens due to hungry birds of prey, so nothing was going to stop “Mama bear” from protecting “sweet Frankie.” Not even a breastfeeding session.

Oakley told TODAY Parents, “It was just a split second reaction ...There was nowhere to put Willow down at that point.” Sometimes being a mom means feeding your child and saving your pet all at the same time.

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