Daspletosaurus ("frightful lizard") is a genus of tyrannosaurid theropod
dinosaur that lived in western North America between 77 and 74 million
years ago, during the Late Cretaceous Period. Fossils of the only named
species (D. torosus) were found in Alberta, although other possible
species from Alberta and Montana await description. Closely related to
the much larger and more recent Tyrannosaurus, Daspletosaurus was a
multi-ton bipedal predator equipped with dozens of large, sharp teeth.
Daspletosaurus had the small forelimbs typical of tyrannosaurids,
although they were proportionately longer than in other genera. As an
apex predator, Daspletosaurus was at the top of the food chain, probably
preying on large dinosaurs like the ceratopsid Centrosaurus and the
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daspletosaurus>
Today's selected anniversaries:
The Catholic practice of Eucharistic adoration among lay people
formally began in Avignon, France.
Cromwellian conquest of Ireland: Oliver Cromwell's New Model
Army ended the Siege of Drogheda, took over the town and massacred its
Seven Years' War: The Battle of Saint Cast took place near
Saint-Cast, with France handing Britain a decisive defeat.
Stephen Foster's "Oh! Susanna" (audio featured), one of the
most famous American songs ever written, premiered at a concert in an
ice cream shop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four passenger airliners for a
series of suicide attacks against targets in New York City and the
Washington, D.C. area.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
In memory (of); as a memorial.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little, yet
enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to
our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and
to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face, is that in the grand
scheme of things, the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful
than our criticism designating it so. But there are times when a critic
truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defense of the
new. The world is often unkind to new talents, new creations. The new
needs friends. Last night, I experienced something new; an extraordinary
meal from a singularly unexpected source. To say that both the meal and
its maker have challenged my preconceptions about fine cooking, is a
gross understatement. They have rocked me to my core. In the past, I
have made no secret of my disdain for Chef Gusteau's famous motto,
"Anyone can cook". But I realize — only now do I truly understand what
he meant. Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can
come from anywhere. It is difficult to imagine more humble origins than
those of the genius now cooking at Gusteau's, who is, in this critic's
opinion, nothing less than the finest chef in France. I will be
returning to Gusteau's soon, hungry for more. in