- Nov 24, 2014
Jurassic Park isn't just any old movie franchise, it's a cultural phenomenon that helped bring dinosaurs into public consciousness in spectacular fashion. The franchise may feel like it's been around forever, but the highly anticipated release of Jurassic World -- the latest instalment -- shows that people's jurassic appetite knows no bounds.

Jurassic Park has spawned a whole bunch of products, projects and artistic ventures. There's something magnificent yet oddly adorable about dinosaurs, which is why people of all ages find them fascinating.

Jurassic Park's protagonists have inspired everything from adorable Halloween costumes for kids to household design objects and thought-provoking works of art. The movie's tense scenes have also spawned some pretty hilarious -- and slightly cruel -- pranks.

From Jurassic Park-Inspired Zoos to Prehistoric Lawn Ornaments: