Robert: Museum places ugly Christmas sweater on T-Rex
Published on December 9th, 2021 @ 12:00 PM
The Natural History Museum in London has decided that even dinosaurs need a little Christmas by placing an ugly Christmas sweater on their Tyrannosaurus Rex replica.
“There is nothing more funny than a jumper fitted for a dinosaur that has the tiniest arms in the world,” said buyer and product developer at the museum, Carla Treasure. “I think it makes it slightly less scary.”
The animatronic Rex is a popular attraction at the museum, as it’s roars and movements not only captivate dino enthusiasts, but also has a tendency to startle unsuspecting guests.
The turtleneck was created by a British company and took nearly 100 hours to complete. The idea was the result of trying to devise a way to generate lost revenue for the museum due to the pandemic by simultaneously increasing attendance and gift-shop sales. (The same sweater is available for purchase in human sizes)
The sweater will remain on the T. rex until Christmas Eve.