Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Recovery Of Ancient Mammoth Blood Will Not End Well For Any Of Us


About 15,000 years ago, an old female wooly mammoth plunged through the ice as she was being chased by predators. Her remains have now been uncovered by scientists working in Siberia. And remarkably, as they were digging it out, blood began to stream out - wich is weird given that it was 10° below freezing.

It’s not known if the blood or tissue samples contain living cells required for cloning. And even if such cells are recovered, the DNA repair would require a very complex process that could take years. A report is expected later this July.


Does this seem like the start of every other Arctic monster movie ever made? Why should this time be any different? Just leave well enough alone with nature and all your cloning dreams.

 

6 comments:

Kymbo Whitford said...

I agree, we're all going to end up becoming that black stuff that oozes from between Mammoth toes...

M. D. Jackson said...

But... but... how else am I gonna ever get to sit down to eat a meal of Mammoth Prime Rib?

Kal said...

We all want have a huge rib on the top of our car like on the Flintstones.

Erik Johnson Illustrator said...

Speaking of arctic monster movies, this reminds me a puzzling lines from Ray Harryhausen's "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms" were the scientist is describing a frozen mammoth they discovered, saying "The fur was intact, the meat was still edible, but it wasn't alive."

All I kept wondering is "Wait, you found a mammoth buried under the ice for God only knows how long and your first instinct was to see if you could eat it? Are you going to come back to that point at all? No?"

Dr. Theda said...

"Send in the clones....."
"there has to be Clones"....
Couldn't resist the bad joke....
Actually a very remarkably find...

Mikeyboy said...

Lol edible...lmfao...hysterical