TIL that the term for the spikes on a stegosaurs tail – “Thagomizer” – originated with Gary Larsen and a Far Side cartoon. It is now widely accepted in the science community and is used as anatomical terminology by The Smithsonian, the Dinosaur National Monument, and the BBC in documentaries.

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