Velociraptors were very small scavengerish dinosaurs. Having seen Jurassic Park many times this was very disappointing to discover. It's a ridiculous looking animal:
Not that this is what it actually looked like. This is a picture that someone drew with colored pencils. What a stupid looking animal. It turns out that what most people call Velociraptors are actually called Deinonychus... It is no great wonder why Micheal Crichton chose to call the monsters Velociraptors instead. Velociraptor sounds much more manly and vicious than Deinonychus. Think about it. All scientists should think hard about what they name their dinosaurs. Awesome dinosaurs should have awesome names, it's not fair for them to have to borrow names from lamer dinosaurs. Because really. Is there any comparison?
This is ten times more terrifying than the real Velociraptor. Of course, paleontologists are even taking this creatures awesomeness from it as well. They have now decided that they had feathers (even though they have never found any feather imprints near any of the fossils...). It is the goal of every scientist to make these creatures less and less sensationalist.
You can't tell me that that doesn't look ridiculous. It's not terrifying, it's comical. Next thing you know, they'll be telling us that it looks like this:
(It may be noted that no ducks were permanently harmed in the game of duck tossing) Ok, I'm just kidding. This bird is terrifying.
And that, children is why a Velociraptor (the sensationalized Jurassic Park version) looks like a Shoebill Stork.
Random rant completed.