Scientists Grumpy About Apple's New T-Rex Emoji

2017-07-27 2111 Posted by 3uTools

As if being extinct for 65 million years wasn’t bad enough. Apple’s new Tyrannosaurus rex emoji has more than a couple scientific imprecisions – and scientists are not happy about it.

The dino might be cute but according to Thomas Carr, a vertebrate paleontologist at Wisconsin’s Carthage College, it’s basically just a green figure with messed up ears and a misshapen head.

Carr spotted six “wildly inaccurate” ways in which Apple screwed up the Cretaceous Period beast including eyes that are above its snout rather than on the side of its head, ears that aren’t above the jaw joint, nostrils that aren’t close enough to the top of its snout and a set of lower teeth which shouldn’t be visible if the T-Rex’s mouth is closed.

Scientists Grumpy About Apple's New T-Rex Emoji

The emoji’s arms are also way too spindly and its head is shaped wrong — leading Carr to believe that the designers based their T-Rex off the equally inaccurately shaped head of the T-Rex from “Jurassic Park.”

“The lesson here is that it isn’t hard to get dinosaurs right,” Carr told, “It just requires a bit of attention and expert input to draft a stylized, but accurate, icon.”

The fake T-Rex is set to launch in September as part of the 56 new emojis which include a pretzel, him and her zombies and a sick face vomiting a waterfall of green slime.

source: nypost

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