Dinosaurs Died Because They Couldn’t Swim

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Well, that dinosaur thing is the logic of a new first-grader, my granddaughter, Mila. Here’s how we got to that conclusion.

Her eight-year-old brother, Max (now in third grade), and I were discussing why their new puppy, April, knew how to swim when she “accidentally” jumped in our lake last…