The Vibe — August 12, 2022
Keep Away From Runaround Sue. Srsly. She’d eat you.
Today, but not Today
The bidding started at $500,000. After ten minutes of hand raising, FMNH PR 2081 was sold to the Chicago Field Museum for $8,362,500.
FMNH PR 2081 is a Tyrannosaurus rex, and it has another name, Sue.
Sue was named after the American explorer and fossil collector, Sue Hendrickson. Hendrickson discovered Sue while on a fossil dig in South Dakota on August 12, 1990.
In honor of Sue’s 42nd re-birthday, here are some fun facts about the old beasts:
- Tyrannosaurus rex means “lizard king” in Latin.
- They lived over 65 million years ago mostly in what’s no the United States and Canada.
- With 50–60 teeth the size of bananas, T. rex could chomp about 200 pounds of flesh in a single bite.
- With 250 of the 380 known T. rex bones, Sue is the most complete skeleton we have, and considered to be roughly 90$% complete.
- Sue was also considered the largest until 2019 and Scotty.
- George Washington didn’t know dinosaurs existed.
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