Tyrannosaurus Had One Mean Sweet Tooth

Why is Tyrannosaurus always depicted as chasing after Triceratops? If this t-shirt from Threadless is correct, it is because Triceratops was filled with candy. Tyrannosaurus did not want to dine on the bones of the horned dinosaur but was only after the sweets inside. It's a good thing that Tyranno...

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The dinosaur with a sweet tooth, courtesy of artist Brian Walline


Why is Tyrannosaurus always depicted as chasing after
Triceratops? If this t-shirt from Threadless is correct, it is because Triceratops was filled with candy. Tyrannosaurus did not want to dine on the bones of the horned dinosaur but was only after the sweets inside. It's a good thing that Tyrannosaurus lost and replaced teeth throughout its life; imagine the dentist bills otherwise!

Even better, someone turned the t-shirt design into a cake as part of the annual Threadcakes competition! Using chocolate cake, gummi bears, a LOT of frosting and some other ingredients Andy Pitts made a beautifully designed cake. It makes my teeth hurt just looking at it.

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