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No. 84: That pocket money represents a vast dinosaur-directed capital resource

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That pocket money represents a vast dinosaur-directed capital resource

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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar, Tim Mason

T-Rex: Brontosaurus was named in 1879. But later study suggested it was the same as...
T-Rex: APATOSAURUS - named in 1877.
T-Rex: The rules favour the first name used, so Brontosaurus was not a valid name for the dinosaur.
T-Rex: Until now!
T-Rex: A new study suggests Brontosaurus and Apatosaurus are different, so Brontosaurus is back!
Utahraptor: Yay!
T-Rex: This study was funded by eight year olds!

The author writes:

More true stuff! With actual citations!

Almost 10% of the world population is aged between 5 and 9 years, inclusive. Multiplied by the world population, this makes approximately 700,000,000 people of prime dinosaur-interest age. Assuming an average pocket money of just 1 cent per week (a lot of kids don't get any), that makes $7 million of potential dinosaur-directed funding per week.

Don't you tell me no kid would give up their pocket money for MORE COOL DINOSAURS.