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The Field Museum has a long history of hiring artists to help teach people about the dinosaurs and other early life on earth. Maybe you've heard of the famous painter Charles R. Knight -- but what about John Conrad Hansen, or Maidi Wiebe? After months of research-- here are their stories!

Did Tyrannosaurus rex have feathers? Perhaps not. “Tyrannosaurid integument reveals conflicting patterns of gigantism and feather evolution,” Bell et. al (2017):

Famed T. rex SUE getting a makeover at Field Museum in Chicago:
Move over, SUE: World’s largest dinosaur taking center stage at Field Museum (Chicago Tribune):
SUE’s views on their move:

‘The Glorious Journey of Gorgeous George,’ by Ben Miller (


Special thanks to:
Field Museum’s Bill Simpson, Pete Makovicky, Adrienne Stroup, Gretchen Rings, Armand Esai, Nina Cummings
Studio252mya’s artist Franz Anthony (
Barbara Wester,
Paul Brinkman at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences,
Jennifer Kovarik at the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Shoutout to twitter user @12tonevideos for the episode title. :)

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Producer, Writer, Creator, Host:
Emily Graslie

Producer, Camera, Graphics, Director:
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This episode is filmed at and supported by The Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois.
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