May 12, 2011 (link to this)
Apparently sauropods, dinosaurs such as Apatosaurus (formerly known as Brontosaurus), Brachiosaurus, and Diplodocus (I mean, c’mon, that is just fun to say). A team of German and Swiss paleontologists and biologists has been studying these giant dinosaurs for the past seven years. One thing that puzzled these experts was how sauropods were able to eat enough to grow to the enormous sizes their fossilized bones suggest (lengths of 15 to 150 feet and estimated weights of up to 70 tons). The reigning hypothesis is that the dinos ate non-stop, their super-long necks and relatively small, light heads allowing them to graze vast areas without thundering around in between bites. That, and swallowing their food without chewing. Granted, it probably took sauropods about two weeks to digest their unchewed food, but that must be the price you pay to be gargantuan.