Paleontologist sneaks marriage proposal into his paper on dinosaur
Many people have great marriage proposal stories, but there are likely few that can say theirs was published as part of a scholarly paper on a dinosaur.
Lorna O'Brien is one of them.
The question was popped by Canadian paleontologist Caleb M. Brown, and he did it in the acknowledgements section of his study on a newly discovered dino species.
At the end of the many thanks given to fellow researchers and funding organizations was the message, "C.M.B. would specifically like to highlight the ongoing and unwavering support of Lorna O'Brien. Lorna, will you marry me?"
It's unknown if it was a first overall, but according to the journal Current Biology, which published the paper, it was a first for them.
As you're no doubt wondering, the subject of the scientific exploration was a relative of the Triceratops that lived in Canada some 68 million years ago.
Its appearance was quite fantastic, complete with horns on both on its nose and over its eyes and an ornamental frill behind its head.
With its daunting physical characteristics and likely keen self-defense skills, it's earned the nickname 'Hellboy.'
Oh, and, by the way, Lorna said yes.
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