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Claude K. Bell with an unfinished Cabazon dinosaur

 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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Dinosaurs going extinct all over again

For those keeping score, the Triceratops was just a younger version of the Torosaurus and the Brontosaurus was just another Apatosaurus.

Meanwhile, the Cabazon Dinosaurs, Claude Bell’s roadside sculptures that were featured in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, are being held captive by creationists who are forcing them to spread ignorance to passersby.

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