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What if dinosaurs were still alive? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Brian Switek

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries
‘A dino-maniac wouldn’t be able to ask for a better scenario.’ Photograph: Cliff Hide

Dinosaurs dominated terrestrial life on this planet for over 130m years. If it hadn’t been for a wayward asteroid, the reign of Tyrannosaurus rex and its ilk could have lasted for at least another 66m. In fact, let’s presume for a moment that the cosmic boulder that ended the Cretaceous period totally missed Earth and allowed dinosaurs to survive to the present. What would life

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