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US Scientists Invited To Russian Yeti Hunt

samzenpus posted more than 2 years ago | from the bring-two-pairs-of-boots dept.

Idle 195

First time accepted submitter Lindan9 writes "After an apparent increase of yeti sightings in the Kemerovo and Altai region of Siberia, a group of scientists from around the world are meeting to examine evidence possibly proving yeti existence. The scientists suspect there is a population of several dozen living in the area. The team hopes to spot a yeti or still living neanderthal man during their search of the area's mountains." I hope they find two pristine horns faster than I did.

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Yeti Hunt? (4, Funny)

SniperJoe (1984152) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617206)

Did anyone else think that it was going to involve a bunch of Russians sitting around in camouflage with vodka and firearms?

Re:Yeti Hunt? (0)

tmosley (996283) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617234)

I thought it was the Russian version of a snipe hunt. You know, take those guys out into siberia in the middle of the night and then leave them there.

Re:Yeti Hunt? (1)

phrostie (121428) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618352)

that or they make documentary/horror movie of it.

the BriarYeti Project

Re:Yeti Hunt? (1)

PPH (736903) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618750)

Except that it will be the USA buying the vodka and supplies. And the Americans will end up in the woods with the canvas bag and flashlight.

In Soviet Russia, snipe hunts you!

Re:Yeti Hunt? (2)

Bill, Shooter of Bul (629286) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617246)

That's ridiculous. These men are scientists!

They'll be drinking vodka from test-tubes and beakers, obviously.

Re:Yeti Hunt? (1)

Abstrackt (609015) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617500)

Real scientists drink from a Klein bottle.

Re:Yeti Hunt? (1)

Bill, Shooter of Bul (629286) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617846)

Yeah, those are expensive. I try to drink only beverages that don't make me violent in klein bottles.

http://www.kleinbottle.com/ [kleinbottle.com]

They're $35 for the cheapest, and sometimes have a long lead time. For vodka, I'll stick to what ever is clean.

Re:Yeti Hunt? (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618118)

If drinking makes you violent, stop.

Re:Yeti Hunt? (1)

Bill, Shooter of Bul (629286) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618332)

I was trying to find a funny way to say I wasn't kind to delicate glass objects. But yeah, if you are violent drunk don't drink and/or hunt yetis.

Re:Yeti Hunt? (0)

billstewart (78916) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618938)

Are you violent in the Klein bottle, or only outside of it?

Now, in Germany you can get booze in klein bottles, and it's no problem.

Re:Yeti Hunt? (1)

gilleain (1310105) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617932)

Real scientists drink from a Klein bottle.

Poured into cross-cap cups?

Re:Yeti Hunt? (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618128)

Real scientist aren't so pretensions they need to carry unnecessary equipment just to try and show how smart they are.

Re:Yeti Hunt? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37618538)

You must not know many scientists.

Re:Yeti Hunt? (1)

shutdown -p now (807394) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618006)

Russian scientists don't drink vodka. Why bother when you can have 99% ethyl alcohol?

Re:Yeti Hunt? (1)

m2shariy (1194621) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618972)

Nobody drinks 99% ethyl alcohol. There is cheap 95% alcohol for that. And to get it to 99% it is usually rectified with benzene - nobody likes the taste of it.

Re:Yeti Hunt? (4, Funny)

Nidi62 (1525137) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617258)

Did anyone else think that it was going to involve a bunch of Russians sitting around in camouflage with vodka and firearms?

That's called the Russian military

They should find Sasquatch first (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37617240)

Looking for an elusive animal in domestic territory is hard enough; now they want to look for it in a foreign territory? They really should find Sasquatch first, then look for the Yeti. Who knows? Maybe Sasquatch will tell us how to find Yeti.

Re:They should find Sasquatch first (1)

Tr3vin (1220548) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617392)

I'm not sure about that area of Siberia, but the more sparse the vegetation the better. Sasquatch is typically reported in fairly dense forests, while the Yeti is seen in more mountainous areas. This would make using thermal imaging for locating it much easier.

Come on Slashdot! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37617310)

Is this pseudoscientific tripe what this website has been reduced to? I'm speaking as a molecular biologist here; please bring some sort of journalistic integrity back to this site! This is fucking ridiculous.

Re:Come on Slashdot! (2)

tmosley (996283) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617380)

Yeah! Everyone knows there is no such thing as the lowland gorilla!

Oh wait, you mean the locals were right?

Re:Come on Slashdot! (4, Funny)

Genda (560240) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617390)

I know what you mean... this is simply abominable!

Re:Come on Slashdot! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37617418)

At least the story was posted in Idle, probably because this story was surely expected to be mocked. I'm more disappointed that FoxNews puts stories like this on its science page while simultaneously claiming anything that resembles climate science is just a politically driven falsehood designed to destroy the economy.

Re:Come on Slashdot! (1)

Xaedalus (1192463) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617450)

And you are in dire need of a diarhetic. Dude... chill. It's just a story, it's not like I'm banging your woman.

Re:Come on Slashdot! (1)

mr1911 (1942298) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617744)

Your user fees have been refunded. Go hang out on Facebook.

Re:Come on Slashdot! (1)

gilleain (1310105) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618026)

Is this pseudoscientific tripe what this website has been reduced to? I'm speaking as a molecular biologist here; please bring some sort of journalistic integrity back to this site! This is fucking ridiculous.

Speaking as a molecular biologist? Wot.

If you were a zoologist - perhaps even a cryptozoologist - this might make sense. Yes it is very doubtful that some human (-like?) species is still alive - but then again, there was Homo floresiensis which may have been alive as little as 12,000 years ago. It's not impossible that some tiny population has hung on in the very large wild areas of Siberia.

Re:Come on Slashdot! (1)

SimonTheSoundMan (1012395) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618248)

Welcome to idle. You must be new here AC.

Pristine Horns are from WoW (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37617312)

>two pristine horns

For anyone who missed the joke, this is a reference to a particularly obnoxious quest from World of Warcraft where the required items have a very low drop rate - meaning the player has to slaughter a preposterous number of yetis in order to complete it.

Re:Pristine Horns are from WoW (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37617422)

Thank you for posting AC to avoid karma whoring

Re:Pristine Horns are from WoW (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37617434)

heh if they didnt get the wow reference, they probably dont get 'low drop rate' either. or what a quest is. or what a joke is. or a reference, or read english.

actually the target market for your clarification are people who do not have electricity.

Re:Pristine Horns are from WoW (2)

cream wobbly (1102689) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617512)

Yes, it was pretty obvious. The closest I've been to World of Warcraft is Diablo...

Re:Pristine Horns are from WoW (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37617538)

actually the target market for your clarification are people who do not have electricity.

Yeah, laugh it up, funny man. You'll see! I'll be the one laughing the next time the power goes out and my woodfire-powered computer is still up and running!

Re:Pristine Horns are from WoW (1)

wierd_w (1375923) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617676)

Woodfire? How totally unsustainable!

My non-grid computer is a 200$ netbook powered directly to the power port (screw that wasteful wallwart!) Using ceramic encased thermocouples, driven in the back yard with my post driver!

My computer will still be up and running long after you have deforested your environment, you polluting imperialist!

Re:Pristine Horns are from WoW (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37617756)

I knew that someone would explain the 'horns', as I didn't get the reference, but I do have electricity. I also understand what a 'low drop rate' means in a game. Why do people always think that they are so clever when laying out weird insults about random people? It's almost like he's saying that people who don't play WoW are lame. Somewhere a playground is missing it bully, but don't worry, he'll be back tomorrow.

Re:Pristine Horns are from WoW (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37618198)

eh, no

I don't play wow, have no intention of playing wow, but I know everything there is to know about wow by benefit of having a device with an internet connection. Most people who have a touch of interest in games, image boards, discussion forums, or who read slashdot regularly should be able to spot a wow reference a mile away by now.

Re:Pristine Horns are from WoW (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37618050)

Someone should track down the moderator who wasted their point modding an AC down with which everyone so far agrees with.

It was probably someone that didnt get the wow reference.

Re:Pristine Horns are from WoW (1)

pjt33 (739471) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618594)

But when you've got a readership the size of /. even low per-person probability events can have significant probability of occurring. I've briefly played other CRPGs, but if people frequently talk about WoW quest rewards on places like /. it must go straight over my head because I don't recall noticing it.

Re:Pristine Horns are from WoW (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37617858)

no one plays this game anymore quit referencing it!

Re:Pristine Horns are from WoW (1)

Terrasque (796014) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618068)

In unrelated news, the skinners in the area report a 5000% income increase during the same period.

Nyeti (3, Funny)

Lucas123 (935744) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617316)

I see crazy knows no borders.

Re:Nyeti (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37618126)

My own little bunny rabbit! I will name him George, and I will hug him, and pet him, and squeeze him.

Tragic (0)

AutumnLeaf (50333) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617340)

I hope they find two pristine horns faster than I did.

That might be one of the best editorial asides I've ever seen on slashdot. I was going to say it is tragic so few will understand why that aside was so great. But perhaps it's more tragic yet that so many will. ;-)

Re:Tragic (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37617416)

I'm happy I did not know what did this mean until I read the comments. But if the larger percentage here gets it, then this indeed is a sad day.

Re:Tragic (-1, Flamebait)

cream wobbly (1102689) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617540)

No, it just means they're smarter than you; not that they actually have to have been within sniffing distance of a World of Warcraft nerd.

Re:Tragic (1)

TheRaven64 (641858) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617680)

Well, I assumed it was a reference to Nethack, and I'm slightly sad that it was WoW...

Re:Tragic (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618096)

Nethack: A crappy game used to determine elitism where none exists.

Re:Tragic (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37618754)

Aphorism: A witty saying used to prove superiority where none exists.

Waste of time (4, Insightful)

plsenjy (2104800) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617342)

Instead of paying a group of scientists to run around out there, why don't they equip a drone with an infrared camera to do a swath of the area and locate and photograph anything with a heat signature about the size of a deer or larger? Sure, you'll get a lot of deer, but you're more likely to sight the yeti this way than not.

Re:Waste of time (2)

AwesomeMcgee (2437070) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617428)

[...] you're more likely to sight the yeti this way than not.

Actually you're more likely not to sight the yeti this way, because there is no yeti. At least their way the scientists can drink vodka and have a story that might get them some tail in the future (so long as they leave out the part about the yeti and focus on the snow capped mountains).

Re:Waste of time (1)

Riceballsan (816702) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617462)

You mean more likely to site the yeti this way then any other method. "More likely to site the yeti this way then not" implies a high probability of it existing. To me a rise in sitings without a rise in photographic evidence in this day and age, is a tale tell sign it is unlikely to be real. Your average 10 year old has a 3 megapixel camera on their celphone. So if the yeti, bigfoot, the lochness monster etc... exist and are being sited more often by people now then they used to be, why don't we have any non-blurry pictures of them.

Re:Waste of time (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37617952)

You mean more likely to site the yeti this way then any other method.

I won't believe it until someone can cite a reference to the site where the yeti was sighted. Then I'll be less skeptical than before.

Re:Waste of time (1)

DarkTempes (822722) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618950)

I love you. If only there were more people like you.

Re:Waste of time (4, Informative)

WastedMeat (1103369) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618466)

Not that such a thing exists, but if it did, infrared may not be the way to go. If something has adapted to live in Siberia, it will be well insulated which means that the temperature of the outermost layers of skin and/or fur will remain close to ambient temperatures. Polar bears, for example, are not effectively detected on infrared cameras.

I guess they haven't caught one *yeti*! (0)

NemesisEnforcer (654033) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617386)

Get it?? Hyuk, hyuk, hyuk.

now everyone has a pocket video camera ... (1)

peter303 (12292) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617408)

You'd think you'd see more evidence of mystery items like UFOs, ghosts and Yetis. Phones have been a real boon for photographing tornados and crimes.

Re:now everyone has a pocket video camera ... (1)

jdastrup (1075795) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617464)

I only have a 3G3. If I had my 4S I would have been able to snap the picture faster before it ran away.

Re:now everyone has a pocket video camera ... (1)

cream wobbly (1102689) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617554)

Ever notice how the pictures of tornados are always, without exception, fuzzy and indistinct? Huh? Whaddya think of that!

Re:now everyone has a pocket video camera ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37617712)

Ever notice how the pictures of tornados are always, without exception, fuzzy and indistinct? Huh? Whaddya think of that!

That there is a strong correlation between emos profile pictures and tornados.

The picture is fake (2)

jdastrup (1075795) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617412)

Did you see the measuring tape in the picture in TFA? 10 inches does not make a foot! If the measuring tape is wrong....

Re:The picture is fake (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37617456)

Centimeters, perhaps?

Re:The picture is fake (2)

jdastrup (1075795) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617484)

Sarcasm, perhaps?

Re:The picture is fake (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37617472)

I think those are centimeters.

Re:The picture is fake (1)

kenrblan (1388237) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617494)

That is a metric measuring tape. You are looking at centimeters marked in increments of 10, also known as decimeters.

Re:The picture is fake (1)

jdastrup (1075795) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617526)

Modded up for failing to understand a joke and then correct it? That's cool.

Re:The picture is fake (1)

cream wobbly (1102689) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617578)

That's sixteen and a half centimeters at best -- six and a half inches. Either a juvenile or a hare.

Re:The picture is fake (2)

mr1911 (1942298) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617784)

A simple rounding error when converting from Library of Congresses.

Re:The picture is fake (2)

PPH (736903) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618878)

Surveyors tapes are marked in feet and tenths of a foot.

I doubt its metric (decimeters/centimeters). That would be a pretty small foot.

many people think this is madness (4, Informative)

wierd_w (1375923) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617490)

Many people think the search for cryptids is a waste of time, and not an area where any serious discoveries could be made, due to the large number of very unscientific crackpots.

The alarming number of such crackpots claiming to be cryptozoologists casts a very thick layer of tarnish on the more sincere and truly scientific in that speciality, but the assertion that nothing good can come from those few, due to the noise in the channel from the many, is not a sound assertion, and is a guilt by association rhetorical fallcy.

Other people will assert that any large macrofauna like "sasquatch", or "yeti" would surely have been discovered by now, but that is also an erroneous assertion. (Not that far removed from the false assertions made by several prominent politicians concerning the closure of patent offices during the 1900s, basing such rhetoric on the assertion that "everything worthy of a patent has already been invented." History clearly shows this is not the case.)

If these are *real* scientists looking for evidence of a cryptid, then I wish them well, and hope they find something. The methods they report in their field journals will surely be useful, even with a null result.

If however, this is just a bunch of poorly trained "enthusiasts" claiming to be crytpozoologists, but lacking any measure of proper scientific method, then this expidition is a colossal waste, and I hope they get frostbite of the penis for wasting resources and time.

Sorry.. I felt I needed to clarify that issue.

Re:many people think this is madness (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37617808)

Thank you. Sanity in an oasis!

There are lots of crackpots who claim to be crytpozoologists and then there are accredited scientists who considering it a sub-discpline of zoology. They are two completely different camps. The really sad thing is, a lot of other scientists constantly attempt to discredit this field on the strong basis of being fucktards and generally uneducated while proving they are incapable of following basic scientific principals; and the general public still listen to this idiotic scientists. The truth of the matter is, crytpozoology has discovered many species which these same fucktard scientists claimed did not and/or could not exist - and yet people still listen to them. Hell, wikipedia's article on crytpozoology is erroneous (surprise, surprise) in that they stupidly call it a pseudo science, attempting to lump it in with ghosts and shit. Ghosts and shit - completely unproven bullshit. Where as crytpozoology, is proven with results.

And to truly understand the depths of stupidity of those who claim crytpozoology is a fringe science would be like ghost hunters proving in absolute terms ghosts exist and fucktard scientists pointing at a ghost everyone sees while claiming they don't exist; while laughing and pointing at the "ghost hunter" who proved it. The hypocrisy and stupidity of scientists who go out of their way to ignore and/or mock the scientific method to condemn crytpozoology is maddening and insane.

With an anti-crytpozoology scientist's logic, science (physics, math, and even reality) doesn't exist because there are so many crackports who preach absurdity and claim to be physicists or scientists. Don't believe me, go check out various fringe scientific forums. Scary shit. And yet this is exactly what so called accredited scientists use to discount crytpozoology; while ignoring it has proven results in spite of being woefully underfunded compared to most all other domains. Any reasonable person would call these anti-crytpozoology scientists, extremely bad scientists. Sadly, far too many ignorantly listen to these accredited crackpots whom we all call scientists.

Re:many people think this is madness (1)

gilleain (1310105) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618180)

I've been having fun recently reading the wikipedia talk pages on disputed topics. One of these was about whether parapsychology should be a subclass of psychology or fruitloopery. Sorry, that last word should have been "fringe science".

However, I kind of take the point that the study of nonsense like ghosts can still be scientific, in a way. Well, for a while at least. Certainly a subject like cryptozoology that at least gets some results is surely a science.

(oh, and you could tone down the language just a little - I mean, I don't mind swearing, but fucking hell!)

Re:many people think this is madness (2)

geekoid (135745) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618076)

If you are a cryptozoologists, you are a crackpot.

Seriously, you are. We have a branch of science about animals and discovering species. They do actual scientist.
Since there is no proof of Yeti, or bigfoot, or lochness monster.

They might as well be looking for Frankenstein's monster.

When a person is so attached to an idea, that they wont let it go even with continuous lack of evidence,, they invent there or science; which would be fine if they applied the scientific method, and proper research, but they don't. anything like looks like maybe it s afoot print, is taken as 'proof'. Stick stacked up are taken as proof. Weird sounds at night are taken as proof. ON and ON.

You can't ahve a tribe and not have poop, food remains, and hair.

They aren't practicing science.

Re:many people think this is madness (2)

wierd_w (1375923) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618200)

Untrue.

Real cryptozoologists research things like Orang Pendek.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orang_Pendek [wikipedia.org]

This is a cryptid, since has not yet been officially "discovered", but is widely reported, leaves footprints and nests, and has a sensible basis for existence.

Crackpots look for magical creatures.

Scientists look for mundane creatures.

Re:many people think this is madness (1)

sdguero (1112795) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618926)

It hasn't been discovered because it doesn't exist. The wiki article you linked talks about, at length, how nobody has ever gotten anything beyond some footprint castings and hair samples that were inconclusive. Thanks for the link though. Crackpots are fun to laugh at...

Re:many people think this is madness (2)

sdguero (1112795) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618888)

Wikipedia begs to differ:
"Cryptozoology is not a recognized branch of zoology or a discipline of science." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptozoological [wikipedia.org]

Cryptozoologists are not scientists (there is no such thing as a cryptozoology degree). They are ALL crackpots.

Every Yeti story needs a sonnet! (1)

bmo (77928) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617580)

How can the purple yeti be so red,
Or chestnuts, like a widgeon, calmly groan?
No sheep is quite as crooked as a bed,
Though chickens ever try to hide a bone.
I grieve that greasy turnips slowly march:
Indeed, inflated is the icy pig:
For as the alligator strikes the larch,
So sighs the grazing goldfish for a wig.
Oh, has the pilchard argued with a top?
Say never that the parsnip is too weird!
I tell thee that a wolf-man will not hop
And no man ever praised the convex beard.
Effulgent is the day when bishops turn:
So let not then the doctor wake the urn!

- Prof. Jonathan R. Partington's computer.

--
BMO

Yetis Huh? (1)

Mech610 (2317310) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617600)

On this episode of Destination Truth...

Re:Yetis Huh? (1)

An ominous Cow art (320322) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618000)

Better yet, this [wikipedia.org] show starring Leonard Nimoy. I remember watching the Bigfoot episode on TV when I was young.

Seems doubtful (2)

Belial6 (794905) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617642)

It seems doubtful that there is undiscovered fauna the size of a man, although not impossible. That being said, the impact of discovering a tribe of Neanderthals still alive would produce profound effects on society. Would they have 'Human' rights? Can they breed with humans? How would you feel about your sister dating one? What is the status of a human/neanderthal hybrid child? Depending on their intelligence level, it would be one step shy of meeting sentient aliens.

Re:Seems doubtful (1)

tmosley (996283) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618124)

A new species of monkey was recently discovered in Papua New Guinea, along with a new species of large cat, IIRC. There are certainly strange things to be discovered out there.

I don't see a tribe of Neanderthals being among them, though. There is little reason for a hominid to live in such a harsh climate, and they would have interacted and, as we have found out recently, interbred with humans until they were fully hybridized.

If there is a Yeti, the likelihood of it being a hominid is close to zero. Much more likely is that it is a new species of ape or even bear.

Re:Seems doubtful (1)

Belial6 (794905) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618320)

Whether they interbred with humans until they were fully hybridized or not depends on how remote their habitat is, and how shy they are of other hominids. If they are isolated enough to not have been discovered, then it would not be unthinkable that they would not have interbred. I see no interbreeding reason that an ape that has not had contact with humans would be any more likely than a hominid that has not had contacts with humans.

Of course, it would be almost as much fun if it was a post homo sapiens hominid. Would we call it a new species, or would we insist that it was a tribe of mutant homo sapiens?

Re:Seems doubtful (2)

bill_mcgonigle (4333) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618434)

Unless you're a negroid African, you probably have neanderthal DNA in you (remember to tell the white supremacists they're all half-breeds).

And, what happens if Global Warming turns out to be good for the Yeti population?

Re:Seems doubtful (1)

Belial6 (794905) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618512)

That doesn't answer the questions. There would likely be a far cry between a hominid that was 1/100000th neanderthal, and one that is 100% or even 50% neanderthal.

From The Article... (1)

RavenousBlack (1003258) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617650)

"When Homo sapiens started populating the world, it viciously exterminated its closest relative in the hominid family, Homo neanderthalensis..." If by viciously exterminated you mean viciously had sex with.

Re:From The Article... (1)

Taty'sEyes (2373326) | more than 2 years ago | (#37617866)

How do you know it was "vicious" sex? Maybe they really loved each other?

Re:From The Article... (1)

tmosley (996283) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618144)

Hey, if you can't get them out, breed them out! That's how the Longshanks tribe rolls.

LOL (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37617674)

LOL @ the WoW reference.

Putin (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37617702)

They should send Putin. Putin could catch a yeti with his shirt off.

Re:Putin (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37618088)

He did. That yeti is called Kadyrov, and he was made president of Chechnya.

Re:Putin (2)

ukemike (956477) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618226)

They should send Putin. Putin could catch a yeti with his shirt off.

why would we care if the yeti is wearing a shirt?

Re:Putin (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37618420)

Yeah, I thought they wore fur or long hair. A shirt would look odd. Maybe a nice flannel shirt with earth tones?

Re:Putin (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37618898)

Have you ever seen a yeti with it's shirt off? The sight will scare most people to death.

I like the arch foe part (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37617716)

stuck in the past, I'd say?

Wow, that's a pretty loose (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618002)

definition of 'scientist'.

Poop and hair. where is the poop and hair?

Re:Wow, that's a pretty loose (2)

internerdj (1319281) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618360)

There have been a couple of scientists that I've called poop and hair, but I've never felt the need to generalize that to a definition of the entire group.

Re:Wow, that's a pretty loose (1)

Fned (43219) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618858)

Rotting away in the deep forest, where not one single person has ever put any effort in looking for it that lasted longer than a weekend. Except, debatably, this one time in 1967.

Remember that scene from "Project Grizzly", where they got on horseback and spent days and days wandering around bear territory but didn't manage to actually find a bear?

Bunch of crackpots (1)

mike449 (238450) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618086)

I did a quick search on this "conference" and I can tell right away this is a typical pseudoscience gathering.
The organizer, Igor Burtsev, holds a degree in a different area (history) and everything he published about yeti so far was sensationalist drivel, not scientific research.
Oh, it is on Fox News website? Must be fair and balanced then. Sorry.

When they're done... (1)

Infiniti2000 (1720222) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618212)

When they're done in Siberia, those scientist should go for a dip in Loch Ness.

I am sure this is just a publicity stunt... (1)

thanq (321486) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618234)

... and they will have a chance to witness Vladimir Putin slay the beast with his own bare hands wearing nothing but military trousers.

Are We There Yeti? (1)

oakwine (1709682) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618348)

The name of the WoW quest for the two pristine horns is "Are We There Yeti?" The original quest was meant to be a grind fest and was. Then you had to be world traveler to frighten all the targets with the mechanical yeti. But with the revision of the quests in the low game in the Cataclysm patch, heck I just stealthed into the depts of the yeti cave with my Druid and quickly had the two horns. I think the only person I had to frighten with the mechanical yeti was right there in WinterSpring. This made me feel pretty stud, so I set out to find the hunter quests and the Boss Dragon, FinkWing or whatever his name is, appeared and blasted me with fire and killed me! I got an achievement for this honor. As for the russians, good luck to them. Maybe they find no yeti but find a lochness monster or a Gobi Death Worm. Or clever Russian peasants are stimulating the tourist trade.

Amazon (1)

Silpher (1379267) | more than 2 years ago | (#37618990)

They still find tribes in the deep forests of the amazon. Guess it's not a rediculous assumption after all.

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