ESPOILER ALERT: THESE DINOSAUR "FACTS" AREN'T TRUE!
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"Dinosaurs could fly." Pterodactyls, like you see above, are most commonly known as flying dinosaurs. But actually, there was no such thing as flying dinosaurs. Pterodactyls are actually flying reptiles, since dinosaurs lived strictly on land.
"All dinosaurs had scaly skin."
You've probably never seen a dinosaur with feathers on it's body. But, scientists found a lot of dinosaurs, like the Daspletosaurus, had them instead of tough outer skin.
"The T-rex was fast, and it lived in the Jurassic period."
The Tyrannosaurus Rex actually lived during the Cretaceous period, and while the T-rex could run, it could only run between 10-25 mph.
"Brontosauruses aren't real."
Over the years, it's been said that this type of dinosaur never roamed the Earth. But according to recent research, there are actually three identifiable species: Brontosaurus excelsus, the first discovered, B. parvus and B. yahnahpin.
"All dinosaurs lived in warm climates."
These creatures did inhabit jungles and very warm climates, but that's not the only place they lived. They could be found in deserts, forests, plains and snowy environments.
"Velociraptors were huge."
You may have seen Velociraptors in films where they appear as giant creatures, but these dinosaurs were actually about 6½ feet long and could only run up to speeds of about 24 mph.
"The T-rex was the biggest dinosaur of all."
The T-rex was 40 feet long and about 15-20 feet tall, but one dinosaur was bigger: the Patagotian. It lived about 100 million years ago and averaged 122 feet long and 20 feet tall!