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TOP 10 MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT DINOSAURS
  1. Dinosaurs represent failure and extinction.
  2. Dinosaurs and "humans" coexisted.
  3. Dinosaurs were either all hot-blooded or all cold-blooded.
  4. The word dinosaur means "terrible-lizard."
  5. Whatever you read in the latest "dinosaur book" or see on T.V. or in the movies must be true.
  6. Dinosaurs all lived and died at the same time.
  7. Mammals arose after the dinosaurs, and helped drive the dinosaurs into extinction by eating dinosaur eggs.
  8. An asteroid (or comet) killed the dinosaurs.
  9. All big reptiles from the prehistoric past ("Monsters") are dinosaurs.
  10. Archaeologists dig up dinosaurs.

5. Whatever you read in the latest "dinosaur book" or see on T.V. or in the movies must be true.
Popular books, movies, and TV specials need not be 100% accurate. They often contain errors and outdated information, and may reflect the personal bias of the writer. (Most dinosaur books and TV scripts are not reviewed by professional dinosaur paleontologists).