Monday, July 23, 2012

The Weirdest Dinosaur You've Never Heard Of

Hello again! There is quite a lot happening at our church, Vassar Road Baptist Church. As I had said in previous posts, the soonest event is the Family Fun Day, being held at the church rain or shine from 10 to 2 on August 4th. It is all FREE and there will be a lot of fun things to do for all ages like face-painting, "fishing" games, beanbag throwing, bowling, eating (who doesn't love to eat?), live music, a bouncy house (if the weather permits), , and really cool puppet shows performed and written by yours truly. Of course, I won't be performing the puppet shows all by myself, we have a very exciting puppet ministry at church. If you are close enough to come, you should. It's going to be a whole lot of fun! (For dates and times you can ask me).

The other event is the casting call for the Christmas play, "A Big Misunderstanding". I have had a lot of people ask what a casting call is. Well, a casting call is when we all go to a certain location and say a few lines to see who will fit each part the best. The play will be a "follow-up story" to the play we produced a few years back and to my recently published book, The King on a Cross. If you are close enough to come, please do. Most roles are non-speaking.

You know, a lot of people have no clue how many dinosaurs are discovered each year. As a matter of fact, on an average basis, a new species is found ever six to seven weeks. Of course, most people don't hear of these "new dinosaurs". Most people really only know of a few:

  • Tyrannosaurus rex
  • Triceratops
  • Brontosaurus (which is now an incorrect name)
  • Velociraptor
  • Brachiosaurus
  • Stegosaurus
  • Pterodactyl (which is not a dinosaur since dinosaurs are only land animals)
So what is the "weirdest dinosaur you've never heard of"? Well, it is also one of the most recently discovered dinosaurs (I think you'll agree that it's one of the weirdest). It's called Concavenator (Con-cave-en-aa-tore). Concavenator was discovered in 2010. This is one of the weirdest of all dinosaurs because God created these guys with a hump! I'm surprised it wasn't named Camelosaurus.

Concavenator is a relation to the more famous Allosaurus. Scientists are unsure of the use of its hump, but they speculate it was used either for display (attracting mates and deterring rivals) or to store energy like a camel does in its hump. Like all animals when originally created, Concavenator would have eaten plants. After the Fall, when the first people brought sin and death into the world however, Concavenator would have probably eaten a lot of shellfish, fish, and whatever it could find along the seashore.

As you can see, I really enjoy dinosaurs, but I like modern animals a lot too, and Lord Willing in the future I will right a lot of books about them.

So that's the latest scoop! Be sure to check back in often for more. Bye for now!

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