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This Happened

This Happened — August 12: Largest T-Rex Skeleton Is Found

The largest and most complete T-Rex skeleton, named "Sue," was found on this day in 1990, in South Dakota, United States, on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation.

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Who discovered the T-Rex skeleton?

The T-Rex skeleton was discovered by Sue Hendrickson, a paleontologist and fossil collector. She was part of a team led by paleontologist Peter Larson. They were prospecting for fossils in the Hell Creek Formation when Sue Hendrickson stumbled upon the T-Rex bones.

How large is the T-Rex skeleton?

The skeleton is estimated to have been about 42 feet (12.8 meters) long and stood about 13 feet (4 meters) tall at the hips. It is one of the largest and most complete T-Rex specimens ever found.

Where is Sue's skeleton now?

The T-Rex skeleton is currently on display at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois, United States. It is a centerpiece of the museum's dinosaur exhibits and a popular attraction for visitors.

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Migrant Lives

A Train Journey With Bengal Migrants Looking For A Living Far Away

Finding a seat on the Karmabhoomi Express is close to impossible. A closer look at why so many migrant workers travel on it, and out of Bengal, offers a grim picture.

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The Karmabhoomi Express runs from Kamakhya to Mumbai in a 3 day journey.

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Joydeep Sarkar

WEST BENGAL — Welcome aboard the 22512 Kamakhya-LTT Karmabhoomi Express — a metaphor, if any, of the acuteness of Bengal’s unemployment problem.

It is 10.28 pm at north Bengal’s Alipurduar Junction and the crowd has swollen to its peak. This is when the Karmabhoomi Express appears at the station. It is bound for Mumbai. Finding a seat on it is close to impossible. It is always chock full and there are always hundreds struggling to get a spot in the unreserved general compartment.

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