Does Oil Come From Dinosaurs?

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Plastic dinosaur toys aren’t made of real dinosaurs. Sinclair Oil Corporation cemented the notion that dinosaurs contributed to the bulk of fossil fuels after they ran with the idea for an ad campaign. So, if not dinosaurs, what’s oil (and plastic) actually made of? It turns out that it’s made out of dinos, but not the ones we’re familiar with; dead dinoflagellates, or plankton, from the age of dinosaurs were compressed by heat and pressure to create the oil we use today.
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