The mystery of tiny forelimbs (T. rex et al.)
Very interesting. And the opening paragraph is classic:
For a dinosaur whose scientific name literally translates to tyrant lizard king,Tyrannosaurus rex gets a whole lot of shit for its hilariously puny arms. From the safety of their computer screens, and with the confidence that can come only from 66 million years of evolutionary separation, online artists have documented, time and again, all the things that this vicious predator probably couldn’t do—high five, apply sunscreen, put on a cardigan, do push-ups, etc.
By Alex Kasprak (and I’m going to be looking for that name) at Motherboard.
And, BTW, in the skeletal reconstruction of Gualicho shinyae, you can sort of see how that could become a chicken.