It was less than a year ago that I reported a mysterious sighting: the claim that the sound of a real dinosaur had been recorded. Remarkably, the announcement, rather than being all over the news, or at the very least, the subject of a Discovery Channel special, was made on the packaging of a toy T Rex that I spotted in W H Smith in Newcastle. Well, I have now investigated further. On a routine visit to the MetroCentre yesterday, I once again saw the strange packaging, and as this marvel of modern science was reduced to just £2, I decided to buy it in the interests of silliness. Here’s a reminder of that outrageous claim:
And here’s the dinosaur:
It must be authentic – it’s got Natural History Museum logos on the box, and I’m sure they wouldn’t get involved with anything misleading. Or would they?