Pop Culture Misinforms People About Dinos
Here’s a test of your dinosaur knowledge: did Tyrannosaurus rex stand upright, with its tail on the ground? The answer: no. But a lot of young people seem to think so, and the authors of a study are blaming toys like Barney and other pop influences for that misconception.
Scientists used to think T. rex stood tall, but they abandoned that idea decades ago. Now, the ferocious dinosaur is depicted in a bird-like posture, tail in the air and head pitched forward of its two massive legs.
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