For most of us, Big Bird is about as big as it gets when it comes to our feathered friends. For Peter Makovicky of the Field Museum, Big Bird is small stuff. And he has the freshest research on vegetarian dinosaurs.
We close out dino-week with a further appreciation of dinosaur philosopher and man of letters, Dan Telfer. We were so charmed by his passionate dino-comedy that we talked him into performing it here at the WBEZ studio.
Brontosaurus? A sham. Triceratops? Awkward adolescent. Tyrannosaurus Rex? A total wuss. OK, maybe T-Rex was no wuss, but it definitely lacked dignity. It walked all bent over, may have been an opportunistic scavenger and possibly even had feathers.