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It’s incredibly rare to find a complete skeleton of a baby dinosaur, but that’s just what a team of researchers at the University of Alberta and The Royal Tyrrell Museum did when they found the juvenile fossil of a Chasmosaurus belli, a dinosaur similar to a Triceratops. The find is the smallest ever for dinosaurs of this type.
The team made the find in Dinosaur Provincial Park in southern Alberta.
“The big ones just preserve better: They don’t get eaten, they don’t get destroyed by animals,” Dr. Philip Currie, a paleobiologist at the University of Alberta and research associate at the Tyrrell Museum told Live Science. “You always hope you’re going to find something small and that it will turn out to be a dinosaur.” (Photo: Clive Coy/’Dino Lab’,University of Alberta)
Though turkey does contain tryptophan ( an amino acid that’s been known to convert to a sleep-regulating transmitter - serotonin), there is just as much tryptophan in pork and cheese. Moreover, there’s not nearly enough tryptophan to promote sleep in a serving of turkey - particularly since it’s effect is lessened if eaten with protein instead of on an empty stomach.
Other factors are probably to blame for post-meal drowsiness: any big meal can put you into a “food coma” and most people enjoy a few drinks with their Thanksgiving dinner.
It is an extra big Thanksgiving for turkeys this year.
Mark it down: in 2013, the average weight for American produced turkey crossed 30 pounds for the first time. At least based on the January to October numbers for this year, we’re talking about an average weight of 30.47 pounds.
That’s a remarkable increase in average size. Go back a little further, like I did in 2008, and you see that we didn’t hit 15 pounds until the 1930s. In 1960, the average weight of a turkey was just 16.83 pounds. Even in 1985, it was only 20 pounds, and we didn’t hit 25 pounds until 1999.