Our 10 Most Popular Videos of 2012
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- By Caroline Lacey
- Smithsonian.com, December 18, 2012
The discovery by a team of researchers, including Smithsonian scientists, of Titanoboa, the world’s largest prehistoric snake, was a major news event in 2012. At 48-feet-long, Titanaboa constricted with the weight of 2,500 pounds, an equivalent of three Eiffel Towers. Although the Tyrannosaurus rex and Titanoboa lived in different eras and in different geographic regions, the Smithsonian Channel imagined what would happen if they had ever met.