Pity the T-Rex

My friends and I have an unhealthy obsession with T-Rex. It all started when one of the guys said, completely randomly, that dinosaurs became extinct because Rex had a tummy-itch and couldn’t reach to scratch it. (You had to be there.) There are so many funny T-rex pictures, and since then I’ve found Hugh Murphy’s awesome Tumblr, T-Rex Trying. It’s hilarious and sad and you should check it out.

My sister, a second-year Occupational Therapy student, concluded that Rex needs OT and assistive devices:

THEN my favourite rheumatology professor asked us who had the oldest known case of gout. I guessed some random pharaoh.

Nope.

You guessed it.

T-Rex is the oldest known case in the world with gout, with evidence of gouty erosions found in T-rex skeletons in 1997. I quite like rheumatology so I definitely want to give Rex a hug (and some colchicine!) now. Rex’s meat-heavy diet was probably the culprit. Not a wonder the poor creature was such a grump!

12 Comments

  1. This is hilarious 😉 T-rex is awesome

    1. I think it might just be my favourite wild animal 😛

  2. Nancy Ackelson says:

    Made me laugh!

    1. Good, so I didn’t laugh alone! 😛

  3. Never thought of T-Rex before! But now I have a reason to. Haha! Good read! Lol.

    1. Glad you had fun, heh. 😀

  4. harveylisam says:

    Hahahaha amazing. He really could use some OT.

  5. inuttimcapple says:

    Much needed laugh for a study break!! The CPR struggle though!!

    1. Well, I aim to please 😀

  6. Haha. This is very funny…. They should do a cartoon of T Rex trying to do surgery!

    1. Ooooh. Humour AND gore. I like it!

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