These poor creatures suffered from dandruff 125 million years before Head And Shoulders was invented

dinosaur dandruff

These days, if you notice a bit of dandruff on your shoulder you just stop by the drug store and grab some specialized shampoo, but 125 million years ago the birds and feathered dinosaurs just had to deal with it. A new study published in Nature Communications has revealed that the ancient creatures shed their skin in small bits rather than in large chunks like most present day reptiles. According to the researchers, this new discovery also reveals how well the animals could fly.

The scientists, who were originally studying the fossilized feathers of the dinosaurs, discovered the presence of tiny "white blobs" which they ultimately determined to be dandruff. The skin flakes are exactly the same as those shed by modern day animals, including humans.

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