Duriavenator is a dinosaur — a kind of T.Rex-ish, pointy toothed dinosaur that lived in what is now England. But I think it sounds like the name of a 1950s vacuum cleaner company, don't you?

4 Responses to “Duriavenator: Thunder lizard or cleaning appliance?”

  1. Stefan Jones says:

    How does it work on carpeted stairs?

  2. Ping Kee says:

    Haha… I agree. But in my mind they make small hand-held ones for cleaning the duvet. It’s probably not what they were going for when they chose the name, which in Latin probably means something scientific, prehistoric and terrifying. 

  3. Antinous / Moderator says:

    I would have gone with a Ron Popeil – Ronco device for opening, slicing and deodorizing one of these.

    • ImmutableMichael says:

      I’m certainly not a Durianvenerator – deoderizing is not really enough. I do, however, have an Avunculator, which is a device used for greeting uncles.

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