What’s your favourite dinosaur?
This is a question I am asked on an almost daily basis. You see, I have two sons under the age of six and dinosaurs are pretty much the coolest things ever. I was the same when I was their age. My knowledge of dinosaurs was unparalleled until I discovered girls and Star Wars and my interest in monsters of years gone by faded into the background. Having kids has brought dinosaurs back into the spotlight. My son rates all the dinosaurs. He’s not a huge fan of Hadrosaurs, but really who is? Like all little boys he’s enamoured with Tyrannosaurus Rex but thinks their arms are way too short and that they wouldn’t be able to brush their teeth. You can’t argue with that logic. He’s moved onto Ankylosaurus which was surprising given it’s a dopey herbivore but he saw a badly drawn picture of an Ankylosaurus fighting a Tyrannosaurus in a tattered book and the Ankylosaurus was winning! He said its armour and heavy club-like tail make it a formidable opponent. He’s correct. He also said the only way an Ankylosaurus could be any more awesome was if it had laser guns glued to its back. Again, faultless logic.
For the record, I like Allosaurus and my wife likes Brachiosaurus.