The internet is an expansive, unique place with its own unique sense of humor in the brilliant invention of the “meme”. A meme in the most popular sense, is an image, usually humorous, with text overlayed to supplement the provided image. Thankfully, for dinosaur enthusiasts everywhere, there’s an ample amount of memes that cater to that specific interest. Save these for a rainy day, or read them now, here are a few paleontology-relevant memes that I hope help you crack a smile.
- “Hygiene is important!”
Maybe some will find this to be a little more relevant in the more recent months; but how can we be sure that the dinosaurs didn’t go extinct because of their inability to wash their little hands? Only kidding, of course, but it’s fun to entertain the idea!
- “We can’t be certain, but…”
Hair might very rarely be fossilized, but I feel like most scientists and paleontologists would agree that, at the very least, most dinosaurs weren’t rocking a sweet 80’s mullet. Still, we can hope!
- “The difference between a scientist and your average citizen!”
It might be frightening for kids to confront a dinosaur head-on, since they might not understand that it’s fake, but can you blame her for looking scared? If anyone were to be confronted with a lizard that large, I would be surprised if they managed to keep their cool!
- This guy must have a solid gym routine!
Now, this is one T. Rex that doesn’t need to worry about the size of his arms! If only working out really did change the length of your limbs; a lot of people would be taller if that was the case!
- Did they, or didn’t they?
Here, we have Spongebob making fun of anyone who doesn’t believe that the T. Rex didn’t have feathers; a moderately debated argument, it can be assumed that a lot of people came to have this belief by extrapolating the fact that most avians evolved from dinosaurs.
- Upset at your boss? Even this T. Rex has been there!
The implication that even some of history’s mightiest beasts would have a difficult time coping with an aggravating employer may be comforting for some; especially those who struggle with not taking a massive bite out of their higher-ups every workday. Or is that fantasy only for the T.Rex? If you’re ever feeling particularly akin to the dinosaur depicted in the photo, consider getting a realistic and comfortable dinosaur costume or two, to fuel your understandable enthusiasm for the subject, or really effectively express any grievances you have with your own 9-5 job.
- As dinosaurs they began, and as dinosaurs, they ended.
This particular meme also relies on the fact that chickens and most birds are the evolutionary descendants of dinosaurs, utilizing the irony of popularized “dinosaur chicken nuggets”.
- Good question! Shame we’ll never find out the answer.
How would a Stegosaurus have worn a tie? It could be assumed that they would wear in in the fashion that the right side of the image suggests because humans also wear their ties at the base of their necks, but the image on the left might feel a lot more natural for some.
- Modernized Dinosaur Behavior.
Making things a little bit more relatable, and perhaps a little scary for some, here we see an image of two dinosaurs in an altercation, interpreted to instead be seen in an interaction that is comparable to being mugged. It may not be plausible for dinosaurs to have this kind of interaction with each other, especially not now that they’re extinct, but it’s fun to dream!
And that about wraps it up for nine fun dinosaur memes to make your day a little brighter! We hope that you enjoyed this collection of fun and relaxing, funny images, and want to remind you of the sweet dinosaur costumes that might make your life a little bit more exciting! After all, you never know when you might need to dress up as a fierce, ancient, and pre-historic predator. Stay excited about dinosaurs!