News, but not the serious kind
Watch out for that rex, Becks!
Remember when you were a kid, arguing about who would win in a fight between Wonder Woman and Batman, and stuff like that? Well, hold on to your hat, because scientists have just revealed that the Tyrannosaurus rex could outrun today’s athletes. I’m not making this up.
…this carnivore was certainly capable of running and would have little difficulty in chasing down footballer David Beckham, for instance, said one paleontologist in our news story.
Now, this isn’t a major worry for anybody except maybe The Flintstones, because 65 million years ago it turned out that dinosaurs couldn’t outrun a meteor. But still, using this valuable new research and the lifelike calculator on my laptop, I am now prepared to say:
- A Tyrannosaurus can just forget about catching David Beckham’s awesome open-top Aston Martin
- A Tyrannosaurus riding on Seabiscuit might be able to catch Beckham on the homestretch
- A speeding Tyrannosaurus who fails to come to a full stop on my street will have to deal with the lazy cop who waits by the park, looking for easy pickings