BuzzWatch Video: The 7 Most Badass Dinosaurs

Our contemporary animal kingdom has its share of intimidating species: The lion. The ostrich. The mighty pangolin. But not since the crash of that meteor (or some mysterious pre-historic government ploy) has Planet Earth seen its pinnacle of wildlife badassery: The dinosaurs. Yes, these giant monsters reigned supreme with some serious reptilian bravado, with a few breeds standing out in particular.

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The latest video from BuzzFeed breaks down the crème de la crème of periods Precambrian to Cretaceous, offering a list of the seven most badass dinosaurs known to man. While some of the entries won’t surprise you, there are quite a few dark horses in the running, finally getting a chance to showcase their rock hard skulls, lethal tails, and oddly placed brains.

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Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.