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Bill Palmer examines a raptor skeleton. He plans to celebrate Velociraptor Awareness Day by distributing safety pamphlets outside The Field Museum in Chicago with his friend Bill Whirity. (Photo courtesy of Bill Whirity)

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Bill Whirity studies the bone structure and movement of a raptor. He plans to celebrate Velociraptor Awareness Day by distributing safety pamphlets outside The Field Museum in Chicago. (Photo courtesy of Bill Whirity)

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Casey Hunter's poster for the first annual Velociraptor Awareness Day. Parties are planned across the United States and Canada. (Photo courtesy of Casey Hunter)

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On April 17, in what is expected to be a simultaneous eruption of silliness throughout the United States and Canada, fans of the Web comic xkcd will get together to celebrate Velociraptor Awareness Day.


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