* The ''Utahraptor'' vs. ''Astrodon'' [[http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/files/2012/01/Luis-Rey-sauropod-vs-dromaeosaur-Dec-2011-tiny.jpg image]].
* The author gushing about the dinosaurs he specializes in (''TyrannosaurusRex'' and its relatives):
-->"Unquestionably the coolest, most spectacular of all dinosaurs - indeed, of all living things in the history of the Earth - is ''TyrannosaurusRex''. (Okay, I'm biased. ''T. rex'' and its closest kin are my professional specialty, and it's been my favorite dinosaur since I was a kid.) But really - it even has the best name, which translates as 'king of the tyrant lizards'!"
* "If a ''T. rex''-size ''Therizinosaurus'' tried [[[http://www.youtube.com/v/e81J915TEXg&hl=en&fs=1& Wing-Assisted Incline Running]]], the tree [[CaptainObvious would probably collapse]]."
* Oddly humorous are the implications of birds being dinosaurs that the author brings to light, probably because so many other books tend to differentiate between birds and non-bird dinosaurs, even those that otherwise acknowledge the fact. The smallest dinosaur is... the bee hummingbird. The fastest dinosaur is... the peregrine falcon. There ''were'' marine dinosaurs: hesperornithines! Lambeosaurines may have been the most specialized sound makers of all dinosaurs... except for songbirds. And dinosaurs didn't go extinct!
* The author criticizing terms like "sauropod" and "ornithopod" for being inaccurate or imprecise.
* "... a great explosion of specialized, sophisticated (and to tyrannosaurs - ''tasty!'') iguanodontians called Hadrosauroidea."
* On the fighting dinosaurs fossil: "Because the nearest veterinarian was 80 million years away, the raptor would have almost certainly died from that wound."
* The very fact that the ''scientific data table'' at the end of the book contains ''exclamation marks'' is a CrowningMomentOfFunny. Special mention goes to the little note on the etymology of ''Torosaurus'':
--> "Perforated lizard ([[InsistentTerminology not bull lizard!]])"
* Possibly topping everything else is the illustration on the last page of the book. Good God, the illustration on the last page of the book...