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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 22
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2012-10-04 03:53:45 PM  
3 votes:

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 11:37:04 PM  
2 votes:
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 04:25:45 PM  
2 votes:
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 03:44:43 PM  
2 votes:
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?
2012-10-05 12:12:24 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2012-10-04 11:54:00 PM  
1 votes:

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!
2012-10-04 10:44:11 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:36:04 PM  
1 votes:

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


Life, uh... finds a way.
2012-10-04 08:13:37 PM  
1 votes:
www.theprimalist.com

lets get going on the DNA
2012-10-04 06:10:30 PM  
1 votes:
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 06:06:01 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:02:49 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:59:12 PM  
1 votes:
zerkalo The Boy With the Mammoth Tattoo?


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


/lisbeth
2012-10-04 03:58:43 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:57:38 PM  
1 votes:
How hard would it have been to post a few more pictures? ANGRY!
2012-10-04 03:55:26 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:49:27 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:44:46 PM  
1 votes:
I'm merely saying that life... finds a way.
2012-10-04 03:42:54 PM  
1 votes:
Mammoth Ribs.
2012-10-04 03:42:45 PM  
1 votes:
If you have kids, you read the article in this voice:

images.forbes.com
2012-10-04 03:41:48 PM  
1 votes:
I wish they would clone one, that would be way cool
2012-10-04 03:39:47 PM  
1 votes:
The Boy With the Mammoth Tattoo?
 
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