ultimate dinos

[image description: a black plastic tub of brown/undyed kinetic sand sitting beside its cardboard packaging box, both on a wooden floor. The package reads “National Geographic Ultimate Dino Sand” with the text “feels great and never dries out! 2 LB set with 6 dino molds and 6 dino figures. Real dino poop fossil!” The box shows a pile of brown/natural/undyed sand with three dinosaurs - stegosaurus, brontosaurus, dimetrodon - resting in the sand. A white hand holds a clump of sand, dribbling it down onto the sand below.]

Sand has always been a Strong sensation for me. On the one hand I love feeling it run through my fingers, on the other it is sensory hell when it sticks to my skin. Kinetic sand seemed like a great option. I tried a few different homemade and knock off sands but they did not work for me. The sand got everywhere and while I love playing with it, I never used anything more than my fingertip because the sand tended to stick to my skin. Eventually I decided to give a branded sand a try. 

This is National Geographic’s play sand. I got it from amazon (here) It’s $15 USD. It is amazing. 

It has no chemical smell, even up close, just a general sand smell that I only noticed when I literally stuck my nose in it (with my hypersensitive sense of smell). It leaves no smell on my hands either.

It stick to your hands a little sometimes, but it is very fine grain sand and I found that I didn’t mind it much. But, even better, after you play with it a little while it picks up all the little pieces of sand and nothing sticks to you at all. It’s amazing. 

This set didn’t come with a storage container, just a tray to use the sand in. I store it in a plastic container with a lid, but honestly I’ve left it out for days and nothing happened to it. I play with this sand nearly everyday, it may be my favorite stim toy.

I highly recommend this sand to anyone interested in kinetic sand. It works really well, mold easily, is clean and easy to clean up, and doesn’t stick to your hands. It comes in a few other colors but I read reviews that imply that those might be more likely to stick to your hands and tended to stain skin and clothes, but they are worth looking into if you are interested.

Fabulous! Thank you so much for a great submission, @bluestreaksand-freckles!

I am so glad to have a sand that isn’t Spinmaster’s kinetic sand that I can recommend to folks (like myself) that doesn’t have a chemical smell!


#tbt: The Dinosaur Garage

In the spring of 2012 the palaeo staff, designers, contractors, and preps were busy at work building the best special dinosaur gallery we’ve ever had at the Museum- Ultimate Dinosaurs.

Most galleries are built by constructing the space first, with the specimens put in after, but with Ultimate Dinos the animals were so large that they went in right off the bat. So you end up with giant creatures next to plywood, steel beams, and paint, spread around the exhibit, giving the space a feeling of a garage with dinosaurs in it.

The Signs as Seventeen in Castaway

Aquarius - S.Coups sneaking his whole damn backpack under his jacket and onto the Ferry only to be found out and have it taken away

Pisces - Seungkwan making nasty ass kimchi not once but twice and then ultimately just making like below average kimchi

Aries - The8 being sick, asleep, and/or missing the entire show

Taurus - Joshua ready to square up over some half eaten cuttlefish

Gemini - Jeonghan & Dino with the ultimate “Dino, who’s baby are you?” / “… Jeonghan’s baby…” (Gemini’s can be either, I’ve confirmed)

Cancer - DK telling everyone to dream of him before bed only for the other members to reply that they weren’t tired anymore

Leo - Woozi trying and failing to lie about why they should make their staff dinner on the last night, they needed to use up their supplies ofc

Virgo - Hoshi during his one call home when his mom hung up on him and his dad declined his call

Libra - Vernon getting hyped for food every. meal.

Scorpio - Mingyu believing that anchovies can poop out of their heads (and me double checking before posting this)

Sagittarius - Jun scolding a fish for slapping his butt

Capricorn - Wonwoo, the garden fairy, sticking a damn knife into the ground to keep the other members away from his children plants


A pocket-sized Woozi running around the house throwing mini pokeball plush toys at other pocket-sized Seventeen while screaming about how he has to “Catch them all”. Pocket-sized Dino and Minghao would be the only two who let Woozi ‘capture’ them willingly while the others refuse to be taken down without a fight, but when it comes to Jeonghan he would just catch the last pokeball toy with ease and throw it back at Woozi before jumping onto the boy.

“But you’re my grumpy child Jihoonie. How could you catch me when you’re already mine? I should be the one throwing the pokeball at you instead. ”

sports seventeen would play in highschool
  • S.Coups: g o l  f 
  • Jeonghan: soccer 
  • Joshua: like tennis 
  • Jun: running 
  • Hoshi: ok hear me out, hoshi gymnastics team leader right? right 
  • Wonwoo: volleyball 
  • Woozi: football 
  • DK: lacrosse 
  • Mingyu: basketball this is obvious he’s probably taller than the net 
  • the8: dance  
  • Seungkwan: swim team  
  • Vernon: skateboarding is actually a sport so 
  • Dino: ultimate frisbee 

BLACK PINK POWER RANGER and BLACK SPIDER-MAN : Black Nerd talks about the first-ever black female Pink Power Ranger and Donald Glover voicing Miles Morales in Ultimate Spider-Man.

Themed-day: Power of the Duelist
It’s a week late but nonetheless…In the next installment in the pack-themed days, ten years (and one week) ago, Power of the Duelist was released. As such, today will feature three cards that made their debut in the set. Some of the more memorable parts of the pack include:

1) The debut of Elemental HERO Neos and the Neo-Spacians, and their Fusion Monsters, including (below) Elemental HERO Dark Neos

2) Multiple other Destiny HEROes, including Destiny HERO - Dogma

3) Multiple Dino monsters, including Ultimate Tyranno and the Dino Rabbit staple Sabersaurus
4) Various well-known fusion cards, including Chimeratech Overdragon and Future Fusion

dino dads au headcanons because i’m too invested im so sorry:

  • geoff owns the park and is technically the boss even though they al share responsibility. he’s the ultimate dino dad.
  • gavin insists on riding his quagga everywhere even though there are like 300 different ways to travel through the park? he likes doing it so much that eventually he just got given the job of tour guide, so while visitors stay safe in like a truck or something he rides besides them on his dinosaur. sometimes he gives kids free rides
  • ryan is the creepy scientist of the group who oversees breeding and stuff and spends a lot of his time in the exhibits stuying the habits/behaviours of the dinosaurs and is generally the person you go to if there’s something wrong. he also experiment a lot and has accidentally created a horrific mutation more than once
  • jack is an angel sent from above whose job is to feed the dinos and make sure they’re okay, if any of them how signs of aggression jack immediately calms them down. he’s v friendly with all of them. he runs into ryan a lot because they both spend time inside the exhibits, and they argue a lot bc ryan is usually the one who pissed the dino off
  • michael is in charge of security and makin sure nothing escapes, he usually hangs around the t-rex exhibit bc they’re the most dangerous. he has a strong bond with cinnabun and always makes him do tricks whenever a tour comes through. usually it’s messing w/ gavin by getting cinnabun to chase after him
  • just like
  • dino dads who have strong bonds w/ a lot of the dinosaurs and are v happy and domestic !! gosh

Not a chestburster but an Amargasaurus mouth. #ultimatedinos

Though not the classic movie alien, an Amargasaurus mouth could do amazing things, like stripping branches of their tasty, tasty leaves.

So ya… no actual bursting with this guy, unless you mean bursting with awesomeness. 

dino dudes theme

Tired of waiting for that sick Dino-Drop? Well wait no longer because DrawFan Japtain Cap just released the ultimate DINO DUDES DUBSTEP REMIX. Thanks a bunch, Japtain!