You'd think the reason this took so long was because they had to fabricate a thermometer large enough, but in fact the real hold up was convincing a grad student to stick that thermometer up the dinosaur's ass.
After Professor Waxman was killed, it was hard to find anyone willing to do this. - Very Old 'Far Side' reference
Len: Maybe we should give the meat blob a mouth to feed it? Ted: NO! I don't want to hear what it might have to say.
Whoever dies with the most toys wins.