A Quetzal is a type of bird found in Mexico, and thus playable. “Quetzalcoatlus” is 14 letters long. In Scrabble, each player’s hand consists of 7 letters. So however unlikely, it is theoretically possible to play “Quetzalcoatlus” in two turns, if you miraculously draw the right letters. Three turns is also possible, if you play “Que”, then “Quetzal”, then “Quetzalcoatlus”, and is slightly less improbable.
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Researchers said the 165-million-year-old creature was distantly related to modern-day crocodiles.
Parts of its skeleton were found near Peterborough in the early 1900s and are held at Glasgow’s Hunterian museum.
The species has been named as Tyrannoneustes lythrodectikos, meaning “blood-biting tyrant swimmer”.