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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.
 
2012-10-04 04:17:51 PM
Yabba-Dabba-Doo!
 
2012-10-04 04:20:24 PM
15 year-old male that weighed half a ton

What's his login?
 
2012-10-04 04:20:43 PM
Pictures of said mammoth

i.dailymail.co.uk

i.dailymail.co.uk

i.dailymail.co.uk

Link
 
2012-10-04 04:22:32 PM
They're not wolly mammoths.
They're giant moles that live deep beneath the earth's surface.
 
2012-10-04 04:25:18 PM
I grew up in the 1960s. These things were all over Kansas. By dad hit one with the Rambler once.
 
2012-10-04 04:25:38 PM

Rev. Skarekroe: They're not wolly mammoths.
They're giant moles that live deep beneath the earth's surface.


Tremors III: Wooly's Revenge
 
2012-10-04 04:25:45 PM
The finest mammoth specimen ever is named after this kid.
This kid's nerd-cred is on the same order of magnitude as 50 cent's street cred
 
2012-10-04 04:26:24 PM

cwheelie: What hump?
[25.media.tumblr.com image 429x359]


LOL
 
2012-10-04 04:27:54 PM
Wonder what killed it? Can't beleve it was the cold because it was wooley.
 
2012-10-04 04:29:09 PM

Deep Contact: Wonder what killed it? Can't beleve it was the cold because it was wooley.


...and had a hump.
 
2012-10-04 04:29:27 PM

Fark Rye For Many Whores: 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.


1000LB does seem small for an elephant type creature. Wikipedia doesn't list a weight, but it says that dwarf varieties were about as tall as 6.6ft. That might corespond to a 1000lb creature.
 
2012-10-04 04:31:54 PM

Matthew Keene: Deep Contact: Wonder what killed it? Can't beleve it was the cold because it was wooley.

...and had a hump.


IT WAS NOT A TUMAH!
 
2012-10-04 04:32:15 PM
What heump?

a1.ec-images.myspacecdn.com
 
2012-10-04 04:35:31 PM
Jesus, another thread about Ron Livingston's sister??
 
2012-10-04 04:35:55 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Jesus, another thread about Ron Livingston's sister??


You win
 
2012-10-04 04:36:00 PM
Damn, looks like the "balls" are long gone.
I guess it could be a female.

Is that what they call "pristine condition"? I was thinking pristine condition would mean "We're eating good tonight" condition.

/Did ya see that episode of Northern Exposure?
 
2012-10-04 04:36:07 PM

notchit: Pictures of said mammoth

i48.tinypic.com

 
2012-10-04 04:37:47 PM
 
2012-10-04 04:37:49 PM

Okieboy: Don't tell the guy in the thread above - he'll leave some more lube at the scene


i44.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-04 04:39:57 PM

Deep Contact: Wonder what killed it? Can't beleve it was the cold because it was wooley.


Some sections of permafrost had higher water content than others, and could/would Turn into bogs during summer months. Like bogs in more temperate areas, these trapped and drowned a lot of Pleistocene animals. They would often freeze up, and depending on the location and changes in local climate, that may never thaw out again.
 
2012-10-04 04:45:07 PM

The Jami Turman Fan Club: 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


I'd like aurochs
 
2012-10-04 04:49:28 PM
Nice

cdn2.screenjunkies.com
 
2012-10-04 04:58:08 PM
For some weird reason, the tagline as "Clowning"

"The Clowning has begun!"
images1.wikia.nocookie.net

\Too much ATHF
 
2012-10-04 04:58:47 PM
*I read

Stupid insert key...
 
2012-10-04 05:02:48 PM

cgraves67: Fark Rye For Many Whores: 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.

1000LB does seem small for an elephant type creature. Wikipedia doesn't list a weight, but it says that dwarf varieties were about as tall as 6.6ft. That might corespond to a 1000lb creature.



Typical weight for an adult woolly mammoth was around 7 to 9 tons, so this is a pretty small one (assuming the reporting is accurate, which is not always advisable).
 
2012-10-04 05:04:08 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?


THIS

On top of THIS, they give me the massive CGI banner of what a mammoth might have looked like?
 
2012-10-04 05:06:57 PM

notchit: Pictures of said mammoth

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x473]

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x352]

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x753]

Link


I think I know the dude with the shovel, though I've never seen him smile in real life.
 
2012-10-04 05:07:20 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Jesus, another thread about Ron Livingston's sister??


You bastard! That made me wake up the entire office.
 
2012-10-04 05:19:50 PM
Link

Same story? Hmmm.
 
2012-10-04 05:24:13 PM
www.karlsroundhead.com 

Wooly Manmoth?

www.boudillion.com
 
2012-10-04 05:27:55 PM
I'll tell you the problem with the scientific power that you're using here, it didn't require any discipline to attain it. You read what others had done and you took the next step. You didn't earn the knowledge for yourselves, so you don't take any responsibility for it. You stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could, and before you even knew what you had, you patented it, and packaged it, and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox

/must go faster
 
2012-10-04 05:31:23 PM

zarberg: I'll tell you the problem with the scientific power that you're using here, it didn't require any discipline to attain it. You read what others had done and you took the next step. You didn't earn the knowledge for yourselves, so you don't take any responsibility for it. You stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could, and before you even knew what you had, you patented it, and packaged it, and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox

/must go faster


The apple threads are usually under "geek"..
 
2012-10-04 05:40:58 PM

ghare: The Jami Turman Fan Club: 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

I'd like aurochs


You know who else wanted to clone aurochs?
 
2012-10-04 05:46:54 PM
FTFA:
which has been named "Zhenya" (a short form of Yevgeny, the name of the boy who found it)

A few years ago, his brother Alexander found a well-preserved mastodon. They gave the specimen the shortened version of his name, too, calling it 'Alexandy'.
 
2012-10-04 05:56:30 PM

notchit: Pictures of said mammoth

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x473]

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x352]

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x753]

Link


Thanks for uploading the pics, I couldn't get the page to load so I couldn't RTFA. I love stuff like this.
 
2012-10-04 05:58:02 PM
Marcus Wall approves.

/somewhat obscure ever for Fark.
 
2012-10-04 05:59:23 PM
www.otrstreet.com

R.I.P.
 
2012-10-04 06:04:14 PM

omgbears: 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?


In Russia, every village has a paleontologist
 
2012-10-04 06:06:01 PM

ghare: The Jami Turman Fan Club: 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

I'd like aurochs


Dodo bird or go home.
 
2012-10-04 06:10:30 PM
FTFA: Because the remains were buried in the permafrost, the scienctists had to use traditional tools such as axes and picks, plus a specially designed device that allowed them to thaw ice layers with the help of steam. And even with the help of these tools, it still took them a week to get the entire thing out of the ground.

It appears to have been a mammoth undertaking.
 
2012-10-04 06:11:27 PM
I wonder if The Newsroom will do an episode where they cover this story, but Will McAvoy has a break down because he can't pronounce the kids name right.
 
2012-10-04 06:12:39 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?


There's a few possibilities--the thing could be partially mummified, which COULD reduce the weight--somehow I suspect they're just going on bone weight, because Asian elephants (the closest living relatives to mammoths, actually) do reach maturity at that age and I'd expect even the non-osseous remains would make the corpse weigh more. (Ten bucks says they flubbed a metric conversion somewhere.)

As for paleontologists in Siberia--actually, there really are a surprising number there, because it's not unknown for stuff to pop up from the permafrost (mammoths in particular, but there's always the hope that something what ate mammoth for breakfast will pop up like a scimitar cat).

The nifty thing here is that apparently (for once) mammoth fat-pads are preserved showing that they had humps (similarly to how art by cave-people has portrayed them). :D We're still learning stuff from frozen dead things :D

(And yes, this actually is in such a good state of preservation (if the articles are at all on) that they COULD presumably get mammoth DNA from this. Yes, this makes cloning a bit more possible--assuming Asian elephants could carry a mammoth calf to term (and apparently the relationship IS close enough that it may well be possible in a similar manner to how embryo transfer works in equines and cats--at least one cladogram has the separation only about as far between mammoths and Asian elephants as between African forest elephants and African savannah elephants; yes, it's possible Asian elephants would actually be classified as a species of mammoth had proper fuzzy mammoths not gone extinct).)

That said--I'm hoping for a better source on the find--only finding stuff in newsprint so far, would love to see a proper paleontological paper on this :D
 
2012-10-04 06:14:59 PM

LeGnome: ghare: The Jami Turman Fan Club: 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

I'd like aurochs

Dodo bird or go home.


Marsupial wolf.
 
2012-10-04 06:17:14 PM
I wonder if The Newsroom will do an episode where they cover this story, but Will McAvoy has a break down because he can't pronounce the kids kid's name right.
 
2012-10-04 06:18:51 PM

DingleberryMoose: FTFA: Because the remains were buried in the permafrost, the scienctists had to use traditional tools such as axes and picks, plus a specially designed device that allowed them to thaw ice layers with the help of steam. And even with the help of these tools, it still took them a week to get the entire thing out of the ground.

It appears to have been a mammoth undertaking.


We mastadon something very bad to deserve that pun.
 
2012-10-04 06:22:00 PM
I recall a time they found those fossilied mosquitos, and before long they were cloning DNA...
 
2012-10-04 06:22:37 PM

LeGnome: ghare: The Jami Turman Fan Club: 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

I'd like aurochs

Dodo bird or go home.


Actually, the one thing I hope that DOES get found in permafrost with an intact coat and organs isn't a mammoth--I'd love to hear of a Smilodon or a Homotherium or other machariodont cat found in permafrost with part of its coat intact.

No, it's not so I could have a Smilodon-fur vest, sillies; it'd give us a good idea of whether they were spotty-cats (the general prevailing theory, and most kitties trend towards this) or cats that might have been spotty as cubs/kittens but turned into Plain Cats as adults (similar to the colour patterns of pumas and lions). Even better if we could find a machairodont cat with a belly full of meat, because it might give an idea of how they hunted. :D

(Cloning would be a bit more difficult, as machairodont cats are in a "third lineage" separate from feline and pantherine cats, but if it could be done, this would be utter awesome and win :D)

/really would like to see passenger pigeons back, but the problem is that you'd have to clone them a thousand at a time to have any reproductive success with 'em--turns out the reason they went extinct is that their mating behaviour was very linked to having ginormous flocks, hence they never could be bred in captivity
//will settle for return of Carolina parakeets, which actually WOULD be doable
 
2012-10-04 06:27:09 PM
For the Entree round Chef's, if you open your baskets, you will find: Quinoa, Bean sprouts, Nutella, and 30,000 year old Mammoth
 
2012-10-04 06:37:39 PM

DeadMouseTails: 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.


Was it really so many years ago that Sue toured? I seem to remember seeing the exhibition at my local natural history museum, and it seems like it was only 7-8 years ago.

Of course, I'm a geezer, so 1) my memory could be foggy, and 2) something that happened a decade ago usually falls under the "didn't that just happen?" category.
 
2012-10-04 06:49:54 PM

Nakito: Ye cannot serve both God and mammoth.


I'll take the mammoth then. Medium rare, easy on the hair.
 
2012-10-04 06:52:34 PM
And either this year has been a good year for finding mammoth remains, or (possibly) this BBC article may be an earlier description of the mammoth find (another well-preserved mammoth, this one being a younger calf--and with some interesting evidence that it was brought down by Eurasian cave lions and then scavenged by humans).

The few news articles I can find from non-tabloid sources note this MAY actually be one of two well-preserved mammoths found this year, and per the Moscow Times this may be comparable to the hitherto best-preserved mammoth remains yet (of what got preserved--we'll note that in a sec).

RIA Novosti basically has noted that what seems to be going on is that only part of the mammoth is preserved--but what has been is exquisitely preserved (thus explaining the "500kg"/"half a ton" comment in the linked article) and is actually the most in-depth article I've found so far. Among other things, the first, erm, mammoth, erm, Naughty Bits seem to have been preserved (along with some hide, the fat hump, other flesh, an ear, a tusk, and a few bones)--we have half a ton left of mammoth, not a small mammoth that weighs half a ton. :D (Alas, they also confirm that like most other mammoth remains this old, there is enough decomposition that we can't get DNA out of it for cloning, much less mammoth steak.)

New Scientist also has a decent article and--so far--is the only non-Russian source with pics; most of the preservation is in the top and rear end of the mammoth, and it is pretty mummified.

Still, though, nifty in its own way, even if it doesn't mean we're closer to Babby Mammoths. :D

DAMN but now I'm waiting on the paleontology paper on this guy :D
 
2012-10-04 06:52:40 PM

2wolves: Marcus Wall approves.

/somewhat obscure ever for Fark.


The people have long memories, Tavey.
 
2012-10-04 06:55:28 PM

DeadMouseTails: 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.


/fap?
 
2012-10-04 07:09:29 PM

DeadMouseTails: 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.


Yeah, I don't get why so many women decide to shave these days.
 
2012-10-04 07:11:19 PM
i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-04 07:18:08 PM

Great Porn Dragon: LeGnome: ghare: The Jami Turman Fan Club: 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

I'd like aurochs

Dodo bird or go home.

Actually, the one thing I hope that DOES get found in permafrost with an intact coat and organs isn't a mammoth--I'd love to hear of a Smilodon or a Homotherium or other machariodont cat found in permafrost with part of its coat intact.

No, it's not so I could have a Smilodon-fur vest, sillies; it'd give us a good idea of whether they were spotty-cats (the general prevailing theory, and most kitties trend towards this) or cats that might have been spotty as cubs/kittens but turned into Plain Cats as adults (similar to the colour patterns of pumas and lions). Even better if we could find a machairodont cat with a belly full of meat, because it might give an idea of how they hunted. :D

(Cloning would be a bit more difficult, as machairodont cats are in a "third lineage" separate from feline and pantherine cats, but if it could be done, this would be utter awesome and win :D)

/really would like to see passenger pigeons back, but the problem is that you'd have to clone them a thousand at a time to have any reproductive success with 'em--turns out the reason they went extinct is that their mating behaviour was very linked to having ginormous flocks, hence they never could be bred in captivity
//will settle for return of Carolina parakeets, which actually WOULD be doable


YES to the Carolina parakeet!

Also, the moa, thylacine, Haast's eagle, miracinonyx, megatherium, and Panthera leo atrox
 
2012-10-04 07:20:58 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!"


Oh, that begs for a 'shop.
 
2012-10-04 07:31:13 PM
Your butts, hold onto them.
 
2012-10-04 07:31:22 PM

TastyEloi: DeadMouseTails: 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.

Was it really so many years ago that Sue toured? I seem to remember seeing the exhibition at my local natural history museum, and it seems like it was only 7-8 years ago.

Of course, I'm a geezer, so 1) my memory could be foggy, and 2) something that happened a decade ago usually falls under the "didn't that just happen?" category.


Sue began her tour in 2000. I know I saw her in Los Angeles before Sept 11th (funny how there's life before Sept 11th and life after Sept 11th.), so it's been at least 10 years since I've seen her.
 
2012-10-04 07:32:31 PM
When I was five I lived in Alaska, and one day I found a bone in the woods bigger than I was tall. I lugged it back to my house thinking it was from a woolly mammoth or a dinosaur. My dad thought it was hilarious that I spent all that effort to haul back a moose femur.

/true story
//still wish it was a fossil. :)
 
2012-10-04 07:32:36 PM

jckgdig: DeadMouseTails: 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.

/fap?


Whatever floats your boat buddy.
 
2012-10-04 07:32:44 PM
FTA

Because the remains were buried in the permafrost, the scienctists had to use traditional tools such as axes and picks, plus a specially designed device that allowed them to thaw ice layers with the help of steam. And even with the help of these tools, it still took them a week to get the entire thing out of the ground.

Hair dryer?
 
2012-10-04 07:45:59 PM
I need that mammoth tusk for a quest
 
2012-10-04 07:58:15 PM
See? Global Warming isnt all bad.
 
2012-10-04 07:58:29 PM

Roook: I need that mammoth tusk for a quest


And I need it to do my Ice Age scrimshaw art project.
 
2012-10-04 08:05:53 PM

Nakito: Ye cannot serve both God and mammoth.


Teehee...
 
2012-10-04 08:07:43 PM

Roook: I need that mammoth tusk for a quest


My first thought when I saw the pic was that I'd like to use that tusk for a knife handle.
 
2012-10-04 08:07:59 PM

Stoker: Damn, looks like the "balls" are long gone.
I guess it could be a female.

Is that what they call "pristine condition"? I was thinking pristine condition would mean "We're eating good tonight" condition.

/Did ya see that episode of Northern Exposure?


Can you say 'Freezer Burn'?
 
2012-10-04 08:13:37 PM
www.theprimalist.com

lets get going on the DNA
 
2012-10-04 08:15:20 PM

dallylamma: 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?"


i.imgur.com

... "Yes."
 
2012-10-04 08:26:45 PM

HortusMatris: Ooo! Clone me a pet mammoth! I'll name him Snuffleupagus and build a cart that he can pull me around town in.


Will you still love him and pet him and squeeze him?

Even though he is named 'Snuffleupagus' and not 'George'?
 
2012-10-04 09:37:42 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: [i48.tinypic.com image 634x487]


You win the internets
 
2012-10-04 09:40:52 PM

pkticker: 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


Just search for Paleontologist in Google Maps.
 
2012-10-04 09:42:26 PM
cloning?
Mammoths, sure

how 'bout Dodo birds??

we anything kill off...we should revive
 
2012-10-04 09:54:04 PM
I want a pigmy wooly mammoth, like the pigmy hippos and pigmy goats and pigmy horses. But more wooly mammothy. I'll feed it and change it's litter box and such.
 
2012-10-04 10:08:34 PM

rogue49: cloning?
Mammoths, sure

how 'bout Dodo birds??

we anything kill off...we should revive


Like smallpox?
 
2012-10-04 10:36:04 PM

texdent: [www.wearysloth.com image 321x240]
Has a bad feeling about this


Life, uh... finds a way.
 
2012-10-04 10:44:11 PM

jckgdig: rogue49: cloning?
Mammoths, sure

how 'bout Dodo birds??

we anything kill off...we should revive

Like smallpox?


Smallpox hasn't been killed off yet, ergo, no reason to revive it.
 
2012-10-04 10:54:35 PM

spudvol: FTA

Because the remains were buried in the permafrost, the scienctists had to use traditional tools such as axes and picks, plus a specially designed device that allowed them to thaw ice layers with the help of steam. And even with the help of these tools, it still took them a week to get the entire thing out of the ground.

Hair dryer?


Heh. I know it's rural, but are they really still stuck at clothes irons?
 
2012-10-04 11:23:50 PM

Tenatra: 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.


Muscle memory. "Science" plus "scientist" results in "scienctist".

grokca: My hump, My hump, my lovely mammoth hump.


In the back and in the front. Check it out.

/I hate you
 
2012-10-04 11:37:04 PM
can we please play god just this once? I want wooly mammoth rides ant the circus before I die... right along with my moon vacation.... Oh yeah, and bring the dodo bird back too... thems biatches musta been delicious! We ate them to extinction! bring on the gourmet dodo bird recipes!
 
2012-10-04 11:54:00 PM

syzygy whizz: HortusMatris: Ooo! Clone me a pet mammoth! I'll name him Snuffleupagus and build a cart that he can pull me around town in.

Will you still love him and pet him and squeeze him?

Even though he is named 'Snuffleupagus' and not 'George'?


Oh, I would! Even though no one would believe that I had a real mammoth as a pet, they would tell me he was just an imaginary friend. I'd show them, though. One day they would all see him, too, and then we could all sing songs and play games together!
 
2012-10-05 12:07:46 AM

PYROY: How hard would it have been to post a few more pictures? ANGRY!


I like that when you click expand you get the same size pic.
 
2012-10-05 12:12:24 AM

HortusMatris: syzygy whizz: HortusMatris: Ooo! Clone me a pet mammoth! I'll name him Snuffleupagus and build a cart that he can pull me around town in.

Will you still love him and pet him and squeeze him?

Even though he is named 'Snuffleupagus' and not 'George'?

Oh, I would! Even though no one would believe that I had a real mammoth as a pet, they would tell me he was just an imaginary friend. I'd show them, though. One day they would all see him, too, and then we could all sing songs and play games together!


How awesome would it be to have an imaginary mammoth as a pet, and have everyone make fun of you; and then one day you tell all your classmates to come meet him down by the river, and then STOMP! TRUMPET! SCREAM! STOMP! FLATTEN!

I think it would be awesome, anyway.
 
2012-10-05 12:25:45 AM

mudpants: I want a pigmy wooly mammoth, like the pigmy hippos and pigmy goats and pigmy horses. But more wooly mammothy. I'll feed it and change it's litter box and such


You want a pygmy angora mammoth, much more cuddley.
 
2012-10-05 12:37:18 AM

Gyrfalcon: How awesome would it be to have an imaginary mammoth as a pet, and have everyone make fun of you; and then one day you tell all your classmates to come meet him down by the river, and then STOMP! TRUMPET! SCREAM! STOMP! FLATTEN!

I think it would be awesome, anyway.


And when you tell the police your pet mammoth killed them, no one will believe you!
 
2012-10-05 12:41:20 AM
What book have I read that ended up having some island of wooly mammoths still alive? Maybe with caves, and some lost city? A Dirk Pitt book maybe? Some Farker has read it.
 
2012-10-05 04:19:30 AM

Roook: I need that mammoth tusk for a quest


For fire?

www.yorku.ca
 
2012-10-05 08:26:59 PM
Cool.
 
2012-10-05 08:52:10 PM

Kurmudgeon: mudpants: I want a pigmy wooly mammoth, like the pigmy hippos and pigmy goats and pigmy horses. But more wooly mammothy. I'll feed it and change it's litter box and such

You want a pygmy angora mammoth, much more cuddley.


I would walk it and feed it and make it's hair into sweaters to give away on christmas or sell at cherity bizzairs. saving my coins up for a spellchecker.
 
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