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(io9)   Eleven-year-old boy discovers one of the most exquisitely preserved wooly mammoths ever. LET THE CLONING BEGIN   (io9.com) divider line 140
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2012-10-04 03:39:47 PM  
The Boy With the Mammoth Tattoo?
 
2012-10-04 03:40:29 PM  
Let this abomination unto the lord begin!
 
2012-10-04 03:40:53 PM  
Oh I thought "wooly mammoth" was going to be a euphamism for something.
 
2012-10-04 03:41:11 PM  
Cool indeed!
 
2012-10-04 03:41:34 PM  
Did it have saddle for Jesus?
 
2012-10-04 03:41:48 PM  
I wish they would clone one, that would be way cool
 
2012-10-04 03:42:18 PM  
imageshack.us
 
2012-10-04 03:42:44 PM  
Vectron: Oh I thought "wooly mammoth" was going to be a euphamism for something.

TFA says the frozen animal had a mammoth hump.
 
2012-10-04 03:42:45 PM  
If you have kids, you read the article in this voice:

images.forbes.com
 
2012-10-04 03:42:54 PM  
Mammoth Ribs.
 
2012-10-04 03:42:59 PM  
To the sub-basement!
 
2012-10-04 03:44:32 PM  
I'd like to see them clone a wooly mammoth.

Sadly, they haven't even cloned a regular mammoth yet.
 
2012-10-04 03:44:43 PM  
FTA:

"Yevgeny ran home to tell his parents, who in turned alerted the local paleontologists." 

So, the parents have the local Paleontologists on speed dial?
 
2012-10-04 03:44:46 PM  
I'm merely saying that life... finds a way.
 
2012-10-04 03:48:10 PM  
body of an approximately 15 year-old male that weighed half a ton

So what's the deal... are wooly mammoths supposed to only weigh as much as the fattest human and less than our draft horse or is the author of the article wrong or is that mammoth just a super model type?
 
2012-10-04 03:48:47 PM  
Supposedly the last, smaller, mammoths died out around 4000 years ago on Wrangel Island of Alaska.
 
2012-10-04 03:49:27 PM  
FTA: the scienctists had to use traditional tools such as axes and picks

/About 37,200 results from google on that word. Seems kinda hard to make that typo.
 
2012-10-04 03:50:34 PM  

Beerguy: FTA:

"Yevgeny ran home to tell his parents, who in turned alerted the local paleontologists." 

So, the parents have the local Paleontologists on speed dial?


Police, Fire, EMS - 911
Paleontologists - 912
 
2012-10-04 03:50:43 PM  

Beerguy: So, the parents have the local Paleontologists on speed dial?


Was curious about this too, do you just go look in the yellow pages under "Paleontologists"? Who even has a phone book these days?
 
2012-10-04 03:51:26 PM  
www.wearysloth.com
Has a bad feeling about this
 
2012-10-04 03:51:35 PM  

Beerguy: FTA:

"Yevgeny ran home to tell his parents, who in turned alerted the local paleontologists." 

So, the parents have the local Paleontologists on speed dial?


Or they used a phone book.
 
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2012-10-04 03:53:34 PM  
MINE MINE MINE MINE MINE!!!!!
 
2012-10-04 03:53:42 PM  
I want to ride a mammoth.
 
2012-10-04 03:53:45 PM  

Beerguy: FTA:

"Yevgeny ran home to tell his parents, who in turned alerted the local paleontologists." 

So, the parents have the local Paleontologists on speed dial?


In that part of the world? You betcha. Mammoth remains are so common in that part of Siberia that they've worked their way into the local folk lore as the steeds of the lord of the underworld (so unfortunately in native beliefs seeing one is bad luck and folks do tend to run away from them screaming.) Palentologists have made it clear however to one and all that folks who point them towards preserved mammoth caracasses can expect to get PAID and so a lot of the less superstitious locals do, in fact, have scientists on their speed dial
 
2012-10-04 03:54:55 PM  
I want a blanket made out of one
 
2012-10-04 03:55:26 PM  
Seems like we have the DNA for it. I would think they could at least make a mammoth-elephant hybrid.

/More interested in saber-toothed tigers.
//And Awks
 
2012-10-04 03:57:38 PM  
How hard would it have been to post a few more pictures? ANGRY!
 
2012-10-04 03:58:43 PM  

Beerguy: FTA:

"Yevgeny ran home to tell his parents, who in turned alerted the local paleontologists." 

So, the parents have the local Paleontologists on speed dial?


Don't you?
 
2012-10-04 03:58:54 PM  

Beerguy: FTA:

"Yevgeny ran home to tell his parents, who in turned alerted the local paleontologists." 

So, the parents have the local Paleontologists on speed dial?


"Yes, Mr. Salinder? Another mammoth discovery? We'll get right on it. Quick, to the Paleontologicalmobile!"
 
2012-10-04 03:59:12 PM  
zerkalo The Boy With the Mammoth Tattoo?


Thanks Zerkalo - that's the first thing I thought of too


/lisbeth
 
2012-10-04 03:59:18 PM  
Wooly mammoths are one of my favorite extinct animals. I would love it if this tours, like Sue did so many years ago. She was beautiful.
 
2012-10-04 04:00:01 PM  

Magorn: Beerguy: FTA:

"Yevgeny ran home to tell his parents, who in turned alerted the local paleontologists." 

So, the parents have the local Paleontologists on speed dial?

In that part of the world? You betcha. Mammoth remains are so common in that part of Siberia that they've worked their way into the local folk lore as the steeds of the lord of the underworld (so unfortunately in native beliefs seeing one is bad luck and folks do tend to run away from them screaming.) Palentologists have made it clear however to one and all that folks who point them towards preserved mammoth caracasses can expect to get PAID and so a lot of the less superstitious locals do, in fact, have scientists on their speed dial


Well, for that reason, and because the paleontologists are good for a casual lay when the significant other is away on a trip or something.
 
2012-10-04 04:01:00 PM  

JoeJitsu: Beerguy: FTA:

"Yevgeny ran home to tell his parents, who in turned alerted the local paleontologists." 

So, the parents have the local Paleontologists on speed dial?

"Yes, Mr. Salinder? Another mammoth discovery? We'll get right on it. Quick, to the Paleontologicalmobile!"


Ok, that made me chuckle...thanks.
 
2012-10-04 04:01:06 PM  
I remember reading a short story about finding a frozen wooly mammoth and plans to can it and sell it. Was it a Bradbury story?
 
2012-10-04 04:02:49 PM  
Sure is nice of them to inlcude a 200 F'ing pixel picture with the article. Really? 200 pixels? Why even put a picture?
 
2012-10-04 04:06:08 PM  
Don't tell the guy in the thread above - he'll leave some more lube at the scene



/wooly sex
 
2012-10-04 04:07:11 PM  

Vectron: Did it have saddle for Jesus?


And not just any ordinary saddle. This is Jesus after all.

"Preliminary analysis indicates that the mammoth featured a camel-like hump - a fatty deposit that would have made life considerably easier for the ice age-era mammal."
 
2012-10-04 04:08:05 PM  
"Russian media outlets"

Sources don't come much more solid than that.
 
2012-10-04 04:08:14 PM  
Ooo! Clone me a pet mammoth! I'll name him Snuffleupagus and build a cart that he can pull me around town in.
 
2012-10-04 04:08:17 PM  
Ye cannot serve both God and mammoth.
 
2012-10-04 04:08:46 PM  
Acoording to the RNC/GOP religious and scientific education advisory board, this would be the remains of just another elephant that ah, missed the boat.
 
2012-10-04 04:09:09 PM  

Headso: body of an approximately 15 year-old male that weighed half a ton

So what's the deal... are wooly mammoths supposed to only weigh as much as the fattest human and less than our draft horse or is the author of the article wrong or is that mammoth just a super model type?


Not sure that was the original weight or the post-pieces missing weight.
 
2012-10-04 04:09:51 PM  

JoeJitsu: Beerguy: FTA:

"Yevgeny ran home to tell his parents, who in turned alerted the local paleontologists." 

So, the parents have the local Paleontologists on speed dial?

"Yes, Mr. Salinder? Another mammoth discovery? We'll get right on it. Quick, to the Paleontologicalmobile!"


I read that in Adam West's voice. Very amusing.
 
2012-10-04 04:10:40 PM  

JoeJitsu: Beerguy: FTA:

"Yevgeny ran home to tell his parents, who in turned alerted the local paleontologists." 

So, the parents have the local Paleontologists on speed dial?

"Yes, Mr. Salinder? Another mammoth discovery? We'll get right on it. Quick, to the Paleontologicalmobile!"


"You mean your Chevy?"
 
2012-10-04 04:11:20 PM  
What hump?
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-04 04:11:44 PM  

broken jebus: "Russian media outlets"

Sources don't come much more solid than that.


upload.wikimedia.org
Speaking to Russia's Pravda, the deputy director of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexei Tikhonov said that...
 
2012-10-04 04:14:49 PM  
My hump, My hump, my lovely mammoth hump.
 
2012-10-04 04:16:33 PM  

JMel: Sure is nice of them to inlcude a 200 F'ing pixel picture with the article. Really? 200 pixels? Why even put a picture?


Pro-tip : stock photos are licensed by size most of the time, and this is a "science article"..
 
2012-10-04 04:16:42 PM  
...which has been named "Zhenya" (a short form of Yevgeny, the name of the boy who found it)

Uh? Yeah it is
 
2012-10-04 04:16:44 PM  

Vectron: Did it have saddle for Jesus?


Too close to election season. Should have asked if the saddle would fit Romney.
2/10 but only because I feel sorry for your kind.
 
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