Call it a different kind of greenhouse gas — dinosaur flatulence is on display in a new exhibit at the Manitoba Museum.
Then there's the dinosaur that pees.
The two are among a dozen robotic dinosaurs on display in the World Giant Dinosaurs Exhibit, which kicked off Thursday morning with an event featuring the exhibit's creator, "Dino" Don Lessem.
"We want to give the impression of every aspect of dinosaur life," Lessem said, adding there's discussion in the science community of the idea that dinosaur flatulence may have led to global warming.
As for the Dilophosaurus, the farting dinosaur, Lessem said for now it just makes noises when visitors walk by, but if the dinosaur is a hit, museum staff can install a smell cartridge that will let out a stink when guests pass.
"They're kind of testing out how offended people get," he said.The exhibit also suggests where Republican climate change denialists get their arguments. After being fingered, on tape last week, by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy as being in the pay of the Russian president, California congressman Rohrabacher revealed all:
“You have to be very careful when you’re using humor,” Rohrabacher said in a short interview Wednesday evening. “I remember that I was trying to make fun of the scientists who claimed that cow flatulence make global warming. So at a hearing, I said, ‘Oh, do you think the dinosaurs disappeared because of dinosaur flatulence?’ ”
“To this day, you have these environmental wackos saying ‘Dana Rohrabacher believes that flatulence killed the dinosaurs,’ ” he added. “It was humor, but you’ve got to watch out for it. Kevin didn’t mean any harm.”