21 Myths You Were Taught About Dinosaurs

We love dinosaurs. As kids, we learned facts about them in science class, marveled at their skeletons in museums, and played out epic dino battles with our plastic toys. But how much of what we were taught about them is actually true? You might be shocked to know that a majority of what we learned about dinosaurs in our youth was actually not true at all. 

The truth is that the more we learn about these prehistoric animals that roamed the Earth for 150 million years, the more their story is being rewritten. A lot of the things we were taught about dinosaurs or saw in movies are just flat-out wrong. Did you know that dinosaurs were around for a couple hundred thousand years after that meteor impact you read about that supposedly wiped them out? How about that dinosaurs were not the first reptiles to rule the Earth? Or that dinosaurs had feathers? There are even some scientists that believe dinosaurs are still among us right now. You might have even eaten one of these ancient, scary animals for dinner last night with a side of mashed potatoes.

Intrigued? We were too. Read on and find out which dinosaur myths you believed all your life are not true at all.