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The Sizes of Dinosaurs Compared

When dinosaurs populated our planet over 66 million years ago, their species and sizes ranged dramatically. Fossil remains reveal that most giant dinosaurs were identical to the weight of 12 African elephants or the length of a Boeing 737. Meanwhile, the smallest was the size of a chicken. The infographic below from Giulia De Amicis shows dinosaurs' sizes to understand their sizes and variety. Towering as high as 39 meters (128 ft), the Argentinosaurus , or 'Argentina lizard,' is considered to be the most giant dinosaur ever discovered. These dinosaurs' height was equal to that of a 13-story house. He belonged to a subgroup of dinosaurs called sauropods. They had very extended necks and long tails, four broad legs for support, and comparatively little heads. In 1987, its bones were excavated in the Argentinian Patagonia region, a destination well-known for prehistoric skeletons.  Other sauropods were also tremendous, including the Brachiosaurus , or 'arm lizard'

40 years of global energy production and consumption

The demand for energy is growing across many countries as people get richer and populations increase. But how much energy from fossil fuels, nuclear power, and renewable sources do countries across the world produce? This new study from 911Metallurgist analyzed 40 years of data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration to uncover which countries are leading the way in energy production and consumption and which types of energy they produce or consume. Methodology  To visualize this data, 911Metallurgist used global energy production and consumption data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, every year from 1980 to 2019. Country population data was sourced from Worldomete r. Global energy consumption is measured in British Thermal Units (BTU), defined as the amount of energy when burned required to heat one pound (or 453ml) of water by one degree Fahrenheit. Energy consumption per capita in BTU is calculated by dividing a country’s total energy consumption divided by