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Dubai Dino [Jun. 20th, 2014|03:47 pm]
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'A plant-eating dinosaur that met its demise at the bottom of a waterhole 155 million years ago has taken up residence at The Dubai Mall, and now it’s up to the public to name the rare find.

The 24.4-metre-long and 7.6-metre-high Diplodocus longus was unveiled to an eager crowd on Monday evening, and as the curtain was drawn, a ricochet of gasps could be heard across the mall.

“I was expecting to see a luxury car or yacht, not a dinosaur,” Italian tourist Vicardo Lorenzo told Khaleej Times.'


-- The Khaleej Times


In the end, they named it Dubai Dino. Yesterday, I finally saw it for myself.


"No comparable exhibit, with nearly all bones completing the skeleton, exists elsewhere. Yes, the dinosaur before you is as real as it gets and complete."
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[User Picture]From: joshdavis
2014-06-20 07:31 pm (UTC)

Dino SOAR!

That is awesome.
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[User Picture]From: oonh
2014-06-21 01:08 am (UTC)
A few years ago I listened to an audiobook for Nebulous, and one of the characters was a Dr. Diplodocus (voiced by Peter Davison, 5th doctor), who always preferred a more awkward pronunciation of his name.
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