Unlike what you’ve been conditioned to believe . . . T-Rex’s don’t actually roar.
Take your time.
I know it’s a lot.
All films having a T-Rex, ranging from Jurassic Park to Meet the Robinsons, the familiar roar that we know too well. We know what a T-Rex sounds like . . . or so we thought.
We’ve actually been only listening to a human manufactured version of what we think it sounds like, combined with a multitude of animal sounds, but in this article we’ll delve in more on how they came to such a revelation.
Professors at the University of Texas have been researching what a T-Rex sounds like. Instead of looking at mammals such as tigers or bears, they’ve been analyzing birds and alligators, the closest relative to the dinosaur.
With scanning the fossil of a tyrannosaurs skull, they uncovered that the T-Rex had very sensitive hearing organs, having the ability to pick lower frequencies than even humans can’t hear!
They revealed that the T-Rex’s infamous ‘roar’ would sound more like the iconic Jaw’s theme.
No it’s not a joke.
It would be something very low and gravelly, the T-Rex wouldn’t even need to open its mouth because his ‘roar’ would travel through vibrations. In this video starting at 2:30 is where you can listen to the properly engineered sound.
It’s a lot more . . . unsettling.
Christ Packman, the man who literally mapped out a T-Rex’s brain, has a documentary dedicated to his passion for Tyrannosaurus rex called The Real T-Rex, which you can find here, but you didn’t hear it from me. ?
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