When it comes to raw power, nothing in the history of time matches the bite force of the T.rex.
Researchers in the UK scanned in a real T. rex head and made a 3-D model.
One of the researchers explained:
"We digitized the skull with a laser scanner, so we had a 3-D model of the skull on our computer."
So they were able to have a digital model with all the bones and muscles involved in a T. rex head.
Past studies had found that the T. rex's bite force was around 3,012lbs.
But the new study which tested more accurately by including more muscles, has found that the bite force would be between 7,868lbs and 12,814lbs in a single rear tooth!!!
A researcher said:
"That's equivalent to a medium-sized elephant sitting on you."
With the human bite force being around 225lbs, the T. rex is kinda more terrifying than it already was.
"I think everyone expected T. rex to have a strong bite force, but it's even stronger than we expected."
A T. rex is kinda like a tornado: Scientifically interesting and amazing to look at… but only from far away.
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