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(Siberian Times)   Woolly Mammoth to be cloned. Which is good news because they are probably really tasty   (siberiantimes.com) divider line 169
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2013-05-29 01:01:56 PM
Actually, some people have eaten mammoth meat if I recall.  Seems like a waste of soft tissue better suited for research, but you know how rich people are.

I don't know why anyone thinks it would be a good idea to clone one.  It went extinct for a reason (or two, likely a mix of climate change and over-hunting) and a lot of time has gone by.  Where would a mammoth thrive today?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-05-29 01:08:54 PM

nekom: Actually, some people have eaten mammoth meat if I recall.  Seems like a waste of soft tissue better suited for research, but you know how rich people are.

I don't know why anyone thinks it would be a good idea to clone one.  It went extinct for a reason (or two, likely a mix of climate change and over-hunting) and a lot of time has gone by.  Where would a mammoth thrive today?


Maybe someone could set up a theme park on a small island somewhere and we could put all these cloned extinct animals on it.
 
2013-05-29 01:10:39 PM

nekom: Where would a mammoth thrive today?


We'll release a few in northern Canuckistan. Those polar bears are get a little too uppity lately and could use some serious competition.
 
2013-05-29 01:20:50 PM
Sausage is great, oh sausage is great, sausage sausage sausage sausage
 
2013-05-29 01:21:00 PM
A man moth?

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2013-05-29 01:22:59 PM
I'm not entirely convinced that's a woolly mammoth, it looks like it may be my college futon.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-05-29 01:23:11 PM

oldfarthenry: nekom: Where would a mammoth thrive today?

We'll release a few in northern Canuckistan. Those polar bears are get a little too uppity lately and could use some serious competition.


Wouldn't they eat all the Eskimos?
 
2013-05-29 01:24:50 PM
Jurassic Pork.
 
2013-05-29 01:25:20 PM
Purely in the name of science, I'd throw a rack of mammoth ribs on the grill.

/cue Flintsones opener
 
2013-05-29 01:26:01 PM
They were hunted to extinction so they're probably as tasty as bacon.
 
2013-05-29 01:28:11 PM
MMMMMMMMMM mammoth steak, mammoth kebobs, mammoth gumbo ...
 
2013-05-29 01:29:14 PM

vpb: Maybe someone could set up a theme park on a small island somewhere and we could put all these cloned extinct animals on it.


I'm writing a novel on that exact subject. I'm calling it "Billy and the Cloneasaurus"
 
2013-05-29 01:29:56 PM
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2013-05-29 01:31:16 PM

Russ1642: They were hunted to extinction so they're probably as tasty as bacon.


SHHHHHHH.   You don't want to inflate the price do you?    "Mammoth--the original bacon".
 
2013-05-29 01:31:33 PM

wildcardjack: Jurassic Pork.


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2013-05-29 01:32:10 PM
I'm sure absolutely nothing could possibly go wrong from a venture such as this.
 
2013-05-29 01:33:24 PM
I say clone it. Sounds like fun.
 
2013-05-29 01:34:10 PM
Might be a source for a lot of wool. Shearing them might be a touchy though.
 
2013-05-29 01:34:57 PM
Wooly mammoth?  Is that the pet name for subby's mom's crotch area?
 
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2013-05-29 01:36:42 PM

WippitGuud: vpb: Maybe someone could set up a theme park on a small island somewhere and we could put all these cloned extinct animals on it.

I'm writing a novel on that exact subject. I'm calling it "Billy and the Cloneasaurus"


Maybe this would be better:
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2013-05-29 01:36:46 PM

phillydrifter: I'm sure absolutely nothing could possibly go wrong from a venture such as this.


What dangers are there? All I see is the possibility of losing a bunch of money producing an animal which doesn't survive.
 
2013-05-29 01:37:00 PM
And then we find out it's actually a loxodon.

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2013-05-29 01:39:01 PM

WippitGuud: vpb: Maybe someone could set up a theme park on a small island somewhere and we could put all these cloned extinct animals on it.

I'm writing a novel on that exact subject. I'm calling it "Billy and the Cloneasaurus"


Oh, you have got to be kidding sir!  First you think of an idea that has already been done.  Then you give it a title that nobody could possibly like.  Didn't you think this through...
it was on the bestseller list for eighteen months! Every magazine cover had...one of the most popular movies of all time, sir!  What were you thinking?   I mean, thank you, come again.
 
2013-05-29 01:39:37 PM
We suppose that the mammoth fell into water or got bogged down in a swamp, could not free herself and died.

Too bad we have to resurrect the species from one of the clumsy ones.
 
2013-05-29 01:40:38 PM
It's all fine and good until we discover too late that the mammoth was actually an apex predator...
 
2013-05-29 01:42:11 PM
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What could possibly go wrong?
 
2013-05-29 01:42:30 PM
A pub in Cambell River sold Mamoth ribs on Tuesdays, but I'm pretty sure they were beef.
 
2013-05-29 01:43:34 PM
3-4 tons of walking Baconsaurs.
I'm in.
 
2013-05-29 01:44:29 PM
I would eat the fark out of some cloned mammoth bacon.
 
2013-05-29 01:44:54 PM

Salmon: A pub in Cambell River sold Mamoth ribs on Tuesdays, but I'm pretty sure they were beef.


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2013-05-29 01:45:08 PM

Odd Bird: Wooly mammoth?  Is that the pet name for subby's mom's crotch area?


If you are going to be a grammar nazi it helps to at least be correct.
 
2013-05-29 01:47:15 PM
My homeboy is ready

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2013-05-29 01:47:58 PM

nekom: Actually, some people have eaten mammoth meat if I recall.  Seems like a waste of soft tissue better suited for research, but you know how rich people are.

I don't know why anyone thinks it would be a good idea to clone one.  It went extinct for a reason (or two, likely a mix of climate change and over-hunting) and a lot of time has gone by.  Where would a mammoth thrive today?


Life ...uh... finds a way.
 
2013-05-29 01:49:42 PM
April issue of National Geographic was about reviving extinct species. My biggest concern (which btw was not mentioned in the article) is that you are bringing back a colony, not just the animal... All the microbes that live in their gut, possibly modifying to deal with a different diet.

It could very well be they carry stuff that can be useful medically, but it could also be they carried 'melt-your-face-off' disease and we no longer have any resistance to it.

/e. coli. The gift of life and death.
 
2013-05-29 01:50:16 PM

Cryoteck: nekom: Actually, some people have eaten mammoth meat if I recall.  Seems like a waste of soft tissue better suited for research, but you know how rich people are.

I don't know why anyone thinks it would be a good idea to clone one.  It went extinct for a reason (or two, likely a mix of climate change and over-hunting) and a lot of time has gone by.  Where would a mammoth thrive today?

Life ...uh... finds a way.


Yeah the elephants are doing so well.
 
2013-05-29 01:50:32 PM
Cool!  DC is getting another live theater venue!
 
2013-05-29 01:52:24 PM

Tired_of_the_BS: April issue of National Geographic was about reviving extinct species. My biggest concern (which btw was not mentioned in the article) is that you are bringing back a colony, not just the animal... All the microbes that live in their gut, possibly modifying to deal with a different diet.

It could very well be they carry stuff that can be useful medically, but it could also be they carried 'melt-your-face-off' disease and we no longer have any resistance to it.

/e. coli. The gift of life and death.


And where do these magic face-eating microbes come from -- out of thin air?

/hint: unless the microbes already exist, they won't be coming back. We're cloning one animal, not an ecosystem. (And if the animal can't survive without that ecosystem, it won't survive.)
 
2013-05-29 01:52:31 PM
I'm torn between wanting one for a pet and eating one.  Can I do both?  Not with the same animal obviously...my baby cousin is averse to eating Fuzzles the wooly mammoth.

So am I.
 
2013-05-29 01:53:08 PM

phillydrifter: I'm sure absolutely nothing could possibly go wrong from a venture such as this.



PRO:

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CON:

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2013-05-29 01:53:41 PM

brap: I'm not entirely convinced that's a woolly mammoth, it looks like it may be my college futon.


That would explain all the available DNA.
 
2013-05-29 01:54:27 PM
Large warm-blooded land animals are the safest things to clone, from a "what could possibly go wrong" perspective. Being large and warm-blooded, the environment can't support very many of them; being on land makes them very easy to find; and large animals are very easy to kill compared with plants, small animals or microbes.
 
2013-05-29 01:54:36 PM

nekom: Where would a mammoth thrive today?


That's easy:  Zoos.
 
2013-05-29 01:55:10 PM

hasty ambush: Might be a source for a lot of wool. Shearing them might be a touchy though.


If their wool is anything like qiviut it would be worth it.
 
2013-05-29 01:55:48 PM

FreetardoRivera: Odd Bird: Wooly mammoth?  Is that the pet name for subby's mom's crotch area?

If you are going to be a grammar nazi it helps to at least be correct.


Show me where I pointed out a grammatical error.
 
2013-05-29 01:56:13 PM
Climate change is NOT what killed MOST of the mammoths -- it was an entirely different force altogether: Global Thermal Shock. In roughly a century aquatic temperatures rose 25 degrees Fahrenheit.

Overhunting has never been suspected by even a moderate number of paleoanthropologists or paleobiologists. It lived as it died, the lovely crackpot study known as junk science.
 
2013-05-29 01:56:19 PM

vpb: nekom: Actually, some people have eaten mammoth meat if I recall.  Seems like a waste of soft tissue better suited for research, but you know how rich people are.

I don't know why anyone thinks it would be a good idea to clone one.  It went extinct for a reason (or two, likely a mix of climate change and over-hunting) and a lot of time has gone by.  Where would a mammoth thrive today?

Maybe someone could set up a theme park on a small island somewhere and we could put all these cloned extinct animals on it.


Yeah. Ooo, ahhh    ...that's how it always starts, but later there's running  ....and screaming.
 
2013-05-29 01:58:31 PM
i always preferred the cashmery mammoth.  wool is too itchy.
 
2013-05-29 01:59:56 PM
i.imgur.com

It's about time.
 
2013-05-29 02:01:12 PM

WippitGuud: vpb: Maybe someone could set up a theme park on a small island somewhere and we could put all these cloned extinct animals on it.

I'm writing a novel on that exact subject. I'm calling it "Billy and the Cloneasaurus"


Senior Spielbergo is set to direct.
 
2013-05-29 02:02:27 PM
SCIENCE!

/preparers bbq
// white labcoat with white apron
 
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