Somehow, the Smithsonian Channel has beaten Syfy at its own monster fighting game. They've pit the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex against the gigantic snake Titanoboa in a prehistoric grudge match, animated the possible outcomes for each carnivorous side.

What I love is that the Smithsonian acknowledges that this is a crazy hypothetical battle. T-Rex and Titanoboa didn't live on the same continent or even during the same time period. But that doesn't stop them from imagining how this snake-on-dino battle would go down. So where's my T-Rex vs. Titanoboa original movie, Syfy?

[via Elizabeth Bear]