Dinosaurs Blow the Minds of Children
A huge component of dino-awesomeness is their appeal to children. Kids of all ages are prone to all-consuming obsessions with dinosaurs, and can list off endless facts about their favorite species. In this way, dinosaurs not only provide kids with a passion, but also an accessible entry point into science. Many of the world's best scientists started their careers by reenacting the Cretaceous period in their sandboxes.