The Rock Breaks Clarifies His T-Rex Skull We Saw On ManningCast
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During Monday night's ManningCast, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson showed off the T-Rex skull he has display in his house without sharing many details. On Wednesday, he opened up more about the actually skull and how it's actually a replica...

After my LIVE interview on last night’s #ManningCast on @NFL’s Monday Night Football, there’s been tons of worldwide speculation in the world of science ~ that I am the “mystery buyer” of the original T-REX skull, known as STAN.

I am not the mystery buyer.

In my home office, this is my REPLICA CAST of STAN that I had made and purchased from my friends at The Black Hills Institute of Geological Research and Paleontological Excavations

*swipe left and you’ll meet my team

The original STAN was found in 1987, by amateur paleontologist, Stan Sacrison and finally excavated in 1992.

In science, this T-REX skull is considered to be the most perfectly preserved skull ever found. Bones of this beautiful beast were perfectly pristine.

This is why STAN is so extraordinary and special.

In 2020, STAN was auctioned and sold for $31.8 million to an anonymous buyer and never seen again.

That buyer was not me.

My love, respect, fascination and curiosity for paleontological & archeological science runs deep - and if I was the proud owner of the real STAN, I sure as hell wouldn’t keep him in my office

I’d keep him in a museum, so the world could enjoy, study and learn from him.

* some cool paleontology history for you guys ~ based on anatomical research, STAN had some BRUTAL fights during his lifetime.
Multiple bites and punctures from another T-Rex all over his skull as well as at the base of his skull that resulted in a broken neck, which STAN SURVIVED but his vertebrae were fused, resulted in loss of mobility and great pain for the rest of his life.

STAN’s a fricking bad arse.

And reminds me of myself.

Not because I’m a bad arse, but because I’m 67 MILLION YEARS OLD TOO

Cheers to the Cretaceous Legend himself…



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Thracken1329 months
the fact that he felt the need to clear the air about it is the saddest part
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UnitedFruitCompany29 months
tell me you bought Stan without telling me you bought Stan.
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Damathe29 months
Stan my hind end! That's Betty from Shreveport!
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Sounds like the Rock needs to be in the next Jurassic World movie.
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CaptainsWafer29 months
Still a pretty awesome thing to have, and I imagine the replica wasn’t cheap either.
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Zoso29 months
Someone said the replica was $11,500
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