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(Chron)   Scientists hope to revive the extinct Galapagos giant tortoise by cross-breeding 17 other tortoises with the last known tortoise's genetic material. But, uh, uhh, you can't just, uhh....*hand through hair*...Uhh, n-nature, uh, n-nature...finds a way   (chron.com) divider line 21
    More: Interesting, Galapagos Islands, tortoises, giant tortoises, Lonesome George, Galapagos National Park, biological conservation, telephone interviews, breeding program  
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2012-11-23 11:56:30 AM
Dr. Ian Malcolm: No, I'm, I'm simply saying that life, uh... finds a way.
 
2012-11-23 12:52:30 PM
So how did Noah find the Galapagos giant tortoise, put him in the Ark and return him?
 
2012-11-23 02:15:05 PM
I didn't know they were extinct.
 
2012-11-23 02:17:14 PM
Sometimes life loses its way, refuses to ask for directions, and then gets distracted by some slow-moving fruit.
 
2012-11-23 02:18:41 PM
Says the guy who's half fly.
 
2012-11-23 02:26:44 PM
Ah, Goldblum. Definitely on my Not-Conventionally-Handsome-But-Would-Hit-Like-There's-No-Tomorrow list.
 
2012-11-23 03:22:20 PM

Mugato: So how did Noah find the Galapagos giant tortoise, put him in the Ark and return him?


Same way he found Platypuses, elks, lamas and polar bears.

Remembering where to put them back after the floods receded was the hard part.
 
2012-11-23 03:36:10 PM

Marshal805: I didn't know they were extinct.


Just this one subspecies.
 
2012-11-23 03:46:00 PM

BarkingUnicorn: Marshal805: I didn't know they were extinct.

Just this one subspecies.


Still pretty sad.
 
2012-11-23 04:11:15 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

looking forward to gettin' it on
 
2012-11-23 05:59:44 PM
God Is My Co-Pirate:
Ah, Goldblum. Definitely on my Not-Conventionally-Handsome-But-Would-Hit-Like-There's-No-Tomorrow list.

You'd have to line up behind every hot chick in Hollywood, at least at one point. Geena Davis at her utmost physical prime in "Earth Girls are Easy"?

i33.tinypic.com

Yeah he banged the ass off her. More recently:

i.dailymail.co.uk

Maybe average-pretty, but a 29 year old gymnast, so yeah.
 
2012-11-23 06:19:28 PM

Flab: Mugato: So how did Noah find the Galapagos giant tortoise, put him in the Ark and return him?

Same way he found Platypuses, elks, lamas and polar bears.

Remembering where to put them back after the floods receded was the hard part.


He must have had Powerpoint.
 
2012-11-23 07:51:08 PM
I read the headline in this guy's voice:

www.nonstick.com
 
2012-11-23 08:36:57 PM
Seventeen crossbred generations later:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-11-23 08:41:14 PM
So they're going the Nazi Auroch route?

Link
 
2012-11-23 08:58:53 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

/What's a tortoise?
 
2012-11-23 09:33:18 PM
Technically they didn't revive the tortoise, but created an epigenetic hybrid. I've always wondered if these artificially hybridized animals of any species are more prone to genetic defects because of pre-natal/whatever-you-call-pre-hatching hormonal differences effecting the activation of their genes. Even a small difference in such a thing can have drastic downstream effects on a population.
 
2012-11-23 10:32:26 PM
Revived tortoises?
WALK FOR YOUR LIVES!
 
2012-11-24 06:04:09 AM

No Such Agency: Maybe average-pretty, but a 29 year old gymnast, so yeah.


And they can share the same bra too.
 
2012-11-24 06:55:20 AM
Quantum Apostrophe:
No Such Agency: Maybe average-pretty, but a 29 year old gymnast, so yeah.

And they can share the same bra too.


Oh burn! Actually he looks in pretty good shape for an older guy, those may actually be pecs. Wait, isn't this a thread about tortoises?
 
2012-11-24 12:59:27 PM
Yay Science!

They will say that it is to bring back a tortoise...

But we all know that they want Gamera!
 
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