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    Celeste Hamilton Dennis anne laoo-mcdonald Harpreet Singh Michelle Heathers Veronica Morale Joe Martino k8carney Alessandra Rizzotti Stef McDonald

Colossal Fossils takes dinosaur bones—not bingo games—to retirement communities


When David Daniels walks into a retirement community, he’s not carrying a meal or a magazine or an oldies music collection for the residents.

He’s carrying a jaw. The bottom jaw of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, that is.

It’s a win-win: residents get respite from the typical entertainment of bingo games and Frank Sinatra impersonators, and cool artifacts like bear skulls and wooly mammoth bones are given new life.

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  • Celeste Hamilton DennisCeleste Hamilton Dennis

    The jaw is a replica cast from a T-Rex skeleton nicknamed Stan. Now I'm curious about dinosaur fossil suppliers!

  • Alessandra RizzottiAlessandra Rizzotti

    I LOVE this quote: “One lady came up to me afterwards,” David says. “ ‘She said, ‘I just want you to know I have Alzheimer’s. Chances are, tomorrow morning when I wake up, I won’t remember any of this. If I could have one wish, I would remember everything you taught me today.’ ”. I really think that what he's doing would stand out in anyone's memory. Just curious- how did he get that crazy T-Rex jaw?