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Follow Along With This Dinosaur's Airplane Ride From Chicago to Amsterdam

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | August 24, 2016

Follow Along With This Dinosaur's Airplane Ride From Chicago to Amsterdam

Photo courtesy KLM 

Chances are the oldest thing you ever flew next to wasn’t 66-million-years old. Granted, some of your fellow passengers merely seem as if they are.

Mashable explains that a trip 66 million years in the making took place when a Tyrannosaurus Rex made the journey from Chicago to Amsterdam aboard KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

Now, maybe we don’t think we need to say this, but note that the dinosaur in question is actually dead and has been for some time. It was merely its fossilized bones that made the epic journey, and just because it decided to wait until 2016 to make the trip, we can all follow along in the wonderful tale that seems as if it were ripped from the pages of a children’s book.

It even includes a snapshot of the dinosaur’s passport.

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Here are the highlights of #Trexpat, which is the social media spotlight for Naturalis Biodiversity Center’s welcoming of Trix the dinosaur, and this is the passport face only a reptilian mother could love:

The rest of the magical journey looked like this.

For those who weren’t able to enjoy Trix’s company through its 66 million years of existence are in luck, because they can still see what all the fuss is about when its display opens on September 10 at the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden.


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