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The 10 Most Badass Dinosaurs of All Time

By Becky Ferreira Feb 5, 2013

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Diplodocus wasn't the biggest of the long-necked sauropods, nor the hardiest. But it made up for that by evolving a tail so thin and flexible, paleontologists think it was an advanced weapon. Some even believe the tail could break the sound barrier imagine having a whip attached to your butt! A predator approaching this guy might think it was just a regular sauropod... until a tail traveling at the speed of sound slapped it up, then it looked up to see the giant weirdo's creepy bucktoothed smile! It's fair to say ol' Dipsy sent quite a few attackers high-tailing. Artwork by Vladimir Nikolov.

Tags: science, dinosaurs, life, jurassic park, paleontology

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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