Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Currie on Brown

Canadian paleontologist Phillip Currie has been in the news lately, what with the Albertosaurus issue of the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences and his recent induction into the Alberta Order of Excellence. Now, he's been interviewed by CBC radio science program Quirks and Quarks.

Juicy news flash: Barnum Brown had a dinosaur foot fetish! It was news to me, though a contact at the American Museum of Natural History let me know that it's an "open secret" in the paleontological community, providing the following evidence: A valentine given to colleagues by Brown, with a winking acknowledgment of his strange fascination.

Barnum Brown Valentine

You learn something new every day. Hat tip to Ben Creisler on the Dinosaur Mailing List for letting us know about this. Also, here's Brown's University of Kansas yearbook portrait.

1 comment:

Trolls get baleted.