Intact Tyrannosauras-Rex Fossil Unearthed at Central Schools Construction Site

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Security at the new school construction site has been unusually tight for the past four months, and has discovered why. While digging the new retention pond for storm water drainage, work crews at the school site on Sullivan Road unearthed two entirely intact fossilized dinosaur skeletons. The first was a Tyrannosaurus Rex and the second, a Saber-Toothed Tiger. Officials have kept the discovery a secret so that the work of a team of scientists from the University of Liechtenstein, experts in T-Rex fossils, could be completed without public interference. The two skeletons, pictured below, have been removed from Central and successfully preserved in a museum annex in Alexandria. After further scientific study, the fossils will be returned to the City of Central.


Preliminary analysis indicates that the T-Rex died due to wounds suffered in an attack from the Saber-Toothed Tiger. The scientific community has long agreed that the Saber-Toothed Tiger is the distant ancestor of the North American Wildcat, which is the Mascot of the Central Community School System. As such, in a deal struck between Central Mayor Mac Watts and School Superintendent Mike Faulk, the Saber-Tooth Tiger will be permanently displayed in the Central High School Gym, while the fossilized T-Rex will be housed in new annex to be built adjacent to City Hall.

The only officials made aware of the discovery were the School Board Members in office in November when the discovery was first made. The School Board and legal counsel were invited to assist in this historic discovery by being the first to break ground on the archeological dig. A photo of the historic event is included below.


  1. Felicia

    April 1, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Good April fools!!

  2. Keith Holmes

    April 1, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Had me for a moment. Happy April Fool’s day!!

  3. Michael Spangler

    April 1, 2011 at 9:31 am

    I would like to say I’ve been fortunate enough to video the entire process. The documentary will premier in the new Central IMAX theater in 3D. Watch for more details on

  4. ash

    April 1, 2011 at 9:35 am

    i totally sent this to all my family/friends…as soon as i hit “send” it hit me…this is an april fools joke!!!! that was great!

  5. Pablo Bandito

    April 1, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Es muy bueno!

  6. Lauren

    April 1, 2011 at 10:07 am

    If that Photoshop job wasn’t so bad, it might actually be a *tad* believable… well, and considering that no other dinosaur bones were found in/around the area negates the story as well.

    I didn’t believe it for an instant.

    • dave

      April 1, 2011 at 10:30 am

      Unimportant to me whether anyone believes it. The most important thing is whether they laugh, even if it is at the intentionally bad photoshopped photo.

  7. Central Resident

    April 1, 2011 at 1:21 pm


    You got me, for a second, and I did laugh – at myself! Good April Fool joke!

  8. Amy

    April 2, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Tooo funny!

  9. billy

    April 2, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    So its fake?

  10. billy

    April 2, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    thats sucks i thought it was real!

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