The biggest (verified) dinosaur to have ever walked the earth is in the news and he has a real cool name, Dreadnoughtus.
The term dreadnought is nostalgic for me since the first time that word came into my ken as a kid, it was referring to a Star Trek ship like the Enterprise but with 3 warp nacelles instead of two. So cool.
In this case, Dreadnoughtus refers to a very special dinosaur discovered in 2005 in Argentina that’s been recently published about in the journal Scientific Reports. Its name means “Fears Nothing” and the researchers based it on the seeming imperviousness and intimidating nature of the revolutionary Dreadnought battleships from a century ago