When someone mentions dinosaurs, the T-Rex is quite often the first thing that one thinks of. This is mainly due to the fact that this dinosaur happened to be one of the largest around (and for a long time, was thought to be THE largest ).
However, a recent infographic has prompted us to look at something we're going to coin the "grand-piano" effect of the T-Rex.
The infographic primarily looks at the teeth of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures that have wandered the earth. However, there were some intriguing statistics that accompanied that - mainly, the huge bite force.
At first, the bite force of 12,800 pounds might not sound overly impressive. Then, when you read that this is the equivalent of no fewer than 13 grand pianos stacked on top of each other, it soon becomes clear just how ridiculously powerful these beasts were.
If we sway away from dinosaurs momentarily, there's an even better bite stat in relation to another creature. This time, it comes in the form of the C. megalodon, who had a bite force of around 41,000 pounds. In other words, those thirteen grand pianos have somehow just tripled (plus a little more). This happens to be a close relative of the Great White shark, but has been extinct for millions of years.
The T-Rex itself had some of the biggest teeth around, said to be in the region of 12". The infographic has also revealed that these teeth were reinforced, as the sheer size of them meant that breakages would have been easy. Even those these teeth could be replaced, like with most dinosaurs, this process is understood to have taken as long as two years.
The final infographic piece can be found here. It's most definitely worth a read for anyone who wants to find out more about the T-Rex and other prehistoric creatures.