Could You Outrun A Tyrannosaurus Rex?


The short answer is, no. But it’s not by much. It turns out that the T-rex is slower than you may think.

But even a “slow” dinosaur is still mighty fast.

According to a study by paleontologists at the University of Manchester, T-rex speeds likely topped out in the range of about 20 miles per hour. To put that into context: The fastest human of all-time, Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt, can run 28 miles per hour. But that’s for a very short distance.

So there you have it. Chances are that the T. rex would even outrun the fastest man of all-time.

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  1. I’ve outrun them before, so I don’t know what they’re talking about… but I’m not human. IM TIMELORD. I was still in my TARDIS, so I guess that’s cheating.

    • Wise Guy: No, you aren’t. Well, who is TIMELORD anyways?( What: Yeah, who is TIMELORD???) Well, whoever he is, YOU ARE NOT TIMELORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      What: He cannot be TIMELORD, because…
      Wise Guy: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS TIMELORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Name Checker: Let me check my dictionaries… not in that one… not that one ether… not in this one… I can’t find it.
      Let’s wait ’till he replies back.

      • cyberman: I agree with Dalek Kan(surprisingly)
        telescopeguy: Yeah! Timelords only like the most powerful beings in the universe
        cyberman: DELETE!
        telescopeguy: Not now, cyberman, not now.

  2. It’s funny how everyone thinks raptors are the fastest, but no, it’s puny COMPY! And what’s more is that their tied with the DILOPHOSAUR! And also, it’s scary that most meat-eaters could out-run you. Quoting a dilophosaurus from JP, “AAAAHHHHHHHH!”

  3. Wow. 20 MPH!? Im practicly a dino related human, existing long before you HUMANS came along(you stole our planet). were even smart too, but thats not the point. we can run faster than a HUMAN. i mean, you cant even see us! (angrily sighs *humans* and chucks computer at the wall)

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