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updated: 11/11/2013 8:37 AM

Chicago Field Museum's dinosaur to get cleaning

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  • The Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur Sue.

      The Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur Sue.

 
Associated Press

The Field Museum's famous Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur skeleton, Sue, is getting ready for the holidays.

One of the 67-million-year-old dinosaur's twice yearly cleanings will happen Tuesday morning at the Chicago museum.

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That's when geologist Bill Simpson plans to ride a lift around the dinosaur fossil. He'll blow the dust off Sue with vacuum cleaner, then use a feather duster on all of her 200 bones.

The process takes more than an hour. Simpson's the only person permitted to clean the dinosaur.

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