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Jack Horner on Dinosaurs, Chickens, and Dino-Chickens (!)

Chris Higgins

Remember Jack Horner, the paleontologist who inspired a character in Jurassic Park (Dr. Alan Grant) and who was a technical consultant on the film? Of course you do. He's probably the most famous dinosaur hunter in the world. I've heard about this guy since the 90's, but never heard him speak. He recently gave a TED Talk about various attempts to extract DNA and blood from dinosaur bones...and his bizarre plan to create the "Chickenosaurus." Check out the talk below:

If you're like me, you'll much prefer the high-resolution MP4 video.