Dinosaurs were around from 250 million years ago to 65 million years ago. That’s 185 million years! In comparison, humans have only been around for about 2 million.
A lot of the creatures we think of as dinosaurs aren’t really dinosaurs
No dinosaurs could fly - things like pterodactyls and pteranodons are actually flying reptiles
There was a dinosaur called the mussaurus (which means “mouse lizard”) that was the size of a chicken!
You’ve almost definitely met a dinosaur
Modern-day birds count as dinosaurs, so even meeting your nan’s budgie counts as a close encounter with a dinosaur
Scientists now reckon all dinosaurs had feathers, even big scary ones like the T-rex
The word “dinosaur” means “terrible lizard”
That’s terrible in the sense of terrifying, not like a really rubbish lizard