If dinosaurs could bowl, they'd pick these bowling balls

Roar! Dino-mania is sweeping the country and also the world. With the movie 'Jurassic World' gracing the screens this year and some Aussie cities such as Brisbane hosting museum exhibitions of giant life-sized dinosaurs that howl and thunder, these amazing prehistoric creatures are on everyone's mind.

They may bellow, but how would they bowl?

We have researched the claws and paws of these beings, taking note of their hand sizes and behaviour patterns to compile the ultimate fantasy: Dinosaurs taking over the bowling alley in a rip-roaring celebration.

Here are the bowling balls these different species of dino would delight over, as well as their signature moves as they cascade down the lane.


Called the 'Speedy Thief' by Live Science, these highly intelligent beings walked the planet around 85.8 million to 70.6 million years ago. If they were partying at AMF, though, we reckon their three curved claws would neatly grab the three holes of a heavy 14-pound (6.3-kg) bowling ball.

These dinosaurs are fast and can grow up to 2 metres tall, so we reckon they'd be able to carry such a heavier ball to the lane with no problems. Their tail would offer great balance as they aimed for a strike, and they'd probably swish and sway it as they ran up to bowl as their signature move of joy! 

Tyrannosaurus Rex

This big guy would pull out all the stops, going straight to the heaviest ball around, the 16-pound (7.2-kg) beauty in glossy black or dark shimmering green. National Geographic notes that his jaw itself is a whopping 1.2 metres long, while he towered over at 6 metres tall and 12 metres long.

That's big enough to cover several bowling lanes, but AMF centres are fun for the whole team and big enough to accommodate large groups, so good ol' T-Rex would be just fine. His signature move would be an ear-piercing roar when he hit a strike - so loud all the tenpins would topple over in each lane from the sound waves!