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Racing legend Parnelli Jones is born

Jones the Speed It’s Friday! And as it’s Friday, we like to go fast and celebrate all things quick moving and automotive. And what better man to honour than the (current) oldest winner of the Indianapolis 500 and all around motor racing legend Parnelli Jones. Born in 1933, he wasn’t born with that moniker (he’s really called Rufus) but adopted the name "Parnelli" in hopes that his famil... Read more >

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Skeleton of the largest ever Tyrannosaurus Rex is discovered

On this day in 1990, fossil hunter Susan Hendrickson discovers three huge bones jutting out of a cliff near Faith, South Dakota. They turned out to be part of the largest-ever Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever discovered, a 65 million-year-old specimen dubbed Sue, after its discoverer. Amazingly, Sue's skeleton was over 90% complete, and the bones were extremely well-preserved. Hendrickson's empl... Read more >