Forget werewolves; there's a Tyrannosaurus Rex in London

Forget Werewolves; There's a Tyrannosaurus Rex in London
Forget Werewolves; There's a Tyrannosaurus Rex in London

Get ready to be transported back to the Cretaceous Period, because a dinosaur was transported through the streets of London -- and it looked like something from the set of an expensive dino movie.

Not surprisingly, it was a PR stunt -- and a good one, too, because it definitely got people's attention.

"What would you do if you saw that?" ABC News anchor Amy Robach asked.

"Run away," co-anchor George Stephanopoulos said.

National Geographic was behind the stunt, which was a promotion for the channel's special "Dino Autopsy." A team will dissect a lifelike 40-foot tyrannosaurus rex that was built for the show. And it's all in the name of science -- to answer viewers' questions about the extinct predator.

The press release actually calls it "the world's first full-size anatomically correct Tyrannosaurus Rex."

The show is likely playing off excitement over the upcoming film "Jurassic World." In fact, an ad that plays before the behind-the-scenes video of the autopsy is for "Jurassic World."

Mirror Online says the model has scented, well, "waste" made from porridge and about 34 gallons of fake blood to make it all seem authentic.

"Dino Autopsy" will premiere on the National Geographic channel Sunday.

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