Friday, May 21, 2010

Sinclair Dinoland, New York World's Fair

Sinclair Dinoland was a very popular exhibit at the New York World's Fair; kids love dinos, but let's face it, adults do too.

The world was a better place when the Apatosaurus was known as as Brontosaurus. Some genius decided to change the name, and bingo! Everything went to heck in a hand basket. Did you know that the Brontosaurus was 80 to 90 feet long and weighed about 20 tons? His long neck enabled him to curl up, bite on to his tail, and roll around the countryside like a giant tire.


I mistakenly labeled this slide "Hadrosaur", which is stupid because I've already shown a picture of this Trachodon. If a cow married a giraffe and they had a baby, this is what you would get.


And finally, it's everybody's favorite dino, the Tyrannosaurus rex! He had teeth six inches long, which is really all you need to know about him. We have confirmed that his jaw opened and closed like a bad ventriloquist, and his tiny arms moved as if he was playing an invisible piano.

7 comments:

TokyoMagic! said...

I like the perspective in that last pic....it looks like the T. Rex is about to attack the Uniroyal Ferris Wheel!

Brian said...

Thanks for posting the pictures.

I find it interesting that it's Sinclair Dino Land and the name of the family in 'Dinosaur' in the Jim Hennson/Disney production has the last name of Sinclair.

TokyoMagic! said...

.....or maybe he's just going to "spin it" and try to get into the Showcase Showdown.

Chiana_Chat said...

The Dinosaur That Ate The World's Fair!

In SpectraColor and VivoAural Sound!

(brought to you by Sinclair and UniRoyal, specialists in products made from dead dinos).

MESSI said...

i was fear to see dino.. it makes me fear... really...

Viewliner Ltd. said...

I love Dinosaurs. Especially the ones from 1964. Great pics!

Nancy said...

just realized that both Walt and Uniroyal used dinos that year at the Fair....was that an up and coming theme back then? i was too young to remember, being only 7 at that time...