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Londoners were startled to see a T-Rex traveling through the city

Amazingly, this stunt had nothing to do with 'Jurassic World'.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Posted on Jun 1, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 5:15 pm CDT

If you spotted a Tyrannosaurus rex corpse stuck in London traffic this morning, you weren’t imagining things. A life-size replica dinosaur was traveling across the city on a flatbed truck, and it didn’t have anything to do with Jurassic World.

The city’s official traffic news Twitter account was one of the first to post a photo of the replica dino, showing its body partially hidden by a blood-stained sheet.

More photos began to appear as people noticed the T-Rex truck, which turned out to be a marketing stunt for National Geographic.

You’ve got to admit that it was an effective PR trick. There’s nothing like the sudden appearance of a dinosaur to liven up everyone’s Monday morning.

Photo via Shakacarnage/Twitter

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*First Published: Jun 1, 2015, 9:58 am CDT