Thursday, April 7, 2011

Dinosaur Collectors: 'Boneheads' Search For T. Rex : NPR

Dinosaur 'Boneheads': One Man's Search For T. Rex : NPR:
Illustration of a T. Rex

"Polsky was there when one of his fossil hunting friends did win the lottery. He was out on a dig with Bob Detrich (aka 'The Fossil King') when they uncovered a T. rex fragment. 'In the T. rex world, when you find a dinosaur, you have the honor of naming it after anyone you want,' Polsky says. Bob decided to name the fossil 'Little Richard' — after his faithful assistant, Richard Polsky.


'Most books on dinosaurs are scientific. They're written by Ph.D.s, and quiet frankly, they're boring. This really told a story — it told their story.'"

Boneheads: My Search for T. Rex

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