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.
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?
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.