The Biggest Controversy in England Right Now Is Over a Fake Dinosaur

January 29, 2015 6:30 PM

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LONDON -- Under the Victorian arches and intricately designed terracotta vault of the London's Natural History Museum, the diplodocus lovingly known as Dippy has greeted the museum's more than five million visitors a year since it was first unveiled in 1979.

With its towering 356 bones, including the 70 vertebrae in its long tail, Dippy has enjoyed something of a cult following. But the museum now wants to move what has become one of the most iconic and beloved dinosaurs in the world away from its main entrance and replace it with a blue whale.

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