Forget everything “Jurassic Park” taught you: Tyrannosaurus Rex couldn’t actually run. Using a computer simulation, scientists at University of Manchester have calculated that the large theropod probably got to top speeds of 20km per hour—thanks to its build. In fact, “had it moved from a brisk walk to a sprint, the dinosaur’s legs would have snapped under the weight of its body.” This also means that as they aged, T-Rex would probably get slower and slower—affecting its hunting tactics. Read more at the BBC.
New Study Claims T-Rex Couldn’t Run