The University of Liverpool has been performing a series of tests that validates everything I’ve been saying about the monsters in my dreams:
The team artificially scaled up the skulls of a human, alligator, a juvenile T. rex, and Allosaurus to the size of an adult T. rex. In each case the bite forces increased as expected, but they did not increase to the level of the adult T. rex, suggesting that it had the most powerful bite of any terrestrial animal.
Previous studies have estimated that T. rex’s bite had a force of 8,000 to 13,400 Newtons, but given the size of the animal, thought to weigh more than 6,000kg, researchers suspected that its bite may have been more powerful than this. Liverpool scientists developed a computer model to reverse engineer the animal’s bite, a method that has previously been used to predict dinosaur running speeds.
Obviously they only threw the word “terrestrial” in there to make it sound like they were remaining objective and scientific. Even if a T-Rex and a Great White Shark were pitted against each other in a pay-per-view event, the T-rex would probably come out on top.
Unless it was a boxing match. Then it’s anybody’s game.
Check out the entire story here.