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What Did Dinosaurs Taste Like?

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If you've ever wondered what dinosaur would've tasted like—guess what? You probably already know. Technically, birds are dinosaurs. Explore the flavor profile of dinosaur meat in the following video, then learn more about modern birds' prehistoric ancestors.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Dinosaurs is Greek for "terrible lizards." 00:32

  2. The extra holes in the skulls of dinosaurs allow them to be larger without getting too heavy to function. 01:26

  3. Mosasaurs had double-hinged jaws like snakes, which allowed them to eat prey larger than their own heads. 08:00

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