Claude K. Bell with an unfinished Cabazon dinosaur

This is Claude Bell with his unfinished brontosaurus sculpture Dinney. In one of the most brilliant marketing moves in history, Bell wanted to attract customers to his Wheel Inn Cafe, so he built an enormous dinosaur statue. And it worked.

Sadly, after Bell died, the location was bought up by creationists and is now a creationist museum.

From It’s Late, via Ffffound.

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