I'm going to let you in on a little secret: Contrary to popular belief, Barney wasn't actually a magical life-sized dinosaur toy.


I know, I know. I almost didn't believe it myself.

It's true. There was an actual human being inside that big ol' Barney costume and his name was David Joyner. Business Insider just did an interview with the 53-year-old actor and it'll make you laugh, cry, and go, "Wait, whaaaat?!"



Here's all the Barney scoop that just made my day a little brighter:

1. The Barney costume weighed 70 pounds and it could get up to 120 degrees inside.


2. Barney is a Tyrannosaurus rex.


I had NO idea.

3. The feet of the costume were so big that Joyner had sneakers glued to the bottom of them.


Here he is with young Selena Gomez, but I'm just busy thinking about the sneakers glued to those dino feet.

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