The tiny dinosaurs who grew
This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the size of the Tyrannosaurus Rex’s ancestors. There’s “On This Day”, music by request from Heimer Sia, and of course, the new quiz question. Just click on the arrow in the photo above and enjoy!
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Today is the final installment of “My Favorite Music”, and it’s a request by RFI Listeners Club member Heimer Sia from Manila in the Phillippines. Thanks to everyone who participated!
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This week’s quiz: On 9 March, I asked you a question about the King of Dinosaurs, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, or the T Rex. You were to write in with the size of the early tyrannosaurs, the ancestors of the T Rex, from whom the T Rex developed over a million years of evolutionary changes.
The answer is: Small! The ancestors of the T Rex were the size of chickens, of dogs, of deer. Incredible, isn’t it?
The winners this week are all RFI Listeners Club members. Hans Verner Lollike from Hedehusene, Denmark; Helmut Matt from Herbolzheim, Germany and three listeners from India: Jayanta Chakrabarty from New Delhi; Samir Mukhopadhyay from Kolkat and Selvaraj from Tamilnadu.
Here’s the music you heard on this week’s program: “Hallelujah” chorus from Messiah by George Fridiric Handel, performed by The English Concert & Choir conducted from the harpsichord by Trevor Pinnock; “Tico Tico” by Zequinha de Abreu, performed by the Fortissimo Guitar Quartet; Rimsky-Korsakov: “The Flight of the Bumblebee”, and “Live to Rise” by Chris Cornell, performed by Soundgarden.
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This week’s question ... You'll have to listen to the show to participate. You have until 13 May to enter this week's quiz; the winners will be announced on the 18 May podcast. When you enter, be sure you send your postal address in with your answer, and if you have one, your RFI Listeners Club membership number.
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