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Dino's Tail Might Have Whipped It Good

October 16th, 2015

Episode 342 of 579 episodes

Researchers built a physical model of the tail of the late Jurassic dinosaur Apatosaurus and found that its tail tip could have moved at supersonic speed to produce a whipcrack sound.