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South Korean Scientists Prepare To Clone Wooly Mammoth

timothy posted more than 2 years ago | from the looking-forward-to-the-sweaters dept.

Biotech 195

An anonymous reader writes "Last year Russian researchers discovered a well-preserved mammoth thigh bone and announced plans to clone a mammoth from the bone marrow within — and they just signed a deal with South Korea's Sooam Biotech Research Foundation to bring the project to fruition. The Sooam scientists plan to implant the nucleus of a woolly mammoth cell into an elephant egg in order to to create a mammoth embryo, which would then be placed in an elephant womb. 'This will be a really tough job,' Soaam reasearcher Hwang In-Sung said, 'but we believe it is possible because our institute is good at cloning animals.'" Not to be confused with a similar mammoth effort at mammoth-cloning at Kyoto University.

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195 comments

Mass production (5, Funny)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 2 years ago | (#39386925)

Knowing the Koreans they will be turning out a million units a year starting in 2014.

Re:Mass production (4, Funny)

philip.paradis (2580427) | more than 2 years ago | (#39386949)

That would be a truly mammoth production level.

Re:Mass production (2)

jhoegl (638955) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387033)

Wooly

Re:Mass production (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39387245)

Like your

Re:Mass production (1)

neokushan (932374) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387941)

Mam?

Re:Mass production (4, Funny)

Ihmhi (1206036) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387287)

They had better be careful. Things could get a bit hairy.

Re:Mass production (4, Funny)

Mitchell314 (1576581) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387391)

*tusk* *tusk*
No need to be condescending; the Koreans know what they're doing.

Re:Mass production (2)

neokushan (932374) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387943)

They might just end up with an Elephant that has a hairy arse.

Re:Mass production (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39387039)

And the first questions after they have successfully cloned a mammoth by the people will be, "How does it taste?"
 

Re:Mass production (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39387331)

New ramen flavor?

Re:Mass production (3, Informative)

dbIII (701233) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387781)

Some Russians and their Siberian huskies already know the answer to that one. There's been a few thawed out over the last century, and one turned into a lot of dog food since the only thing that could really be preserved in a warmer climate long term was the skeleton.

Re:Mass production (4, Funny)

thomst (1640045) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387843)

And the first questions after they have successfully cloned a mammoth by the people will be, "How does it taste?"

And the answer will be, "Like chicken!"

At Last... (5, Funny)

FatdogHaiku (978357) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387091)

Knowing the Koreans they will be turning out a million units a year starting in 2014.

I will FINALLY be able to get those giant, car tipping Bar-B-Que ribs Fred Flintstone caused me to lust after for so very long!

Re:At Last... (1)

wer32r (2556798) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387129)

I will FINALLY be able to get those giant, car tipping Bar-B-Que ribs Fred Flintstone caused me to lust after for so very long!

In fact, I think you're right. What bigger market could there possibly be for large, extinct mammoths, than exotic food?

Re:At Last... (3, Funny)

FatdogHaiku (978357) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387193)

Well, I'm thinking if trained properly they would also make great guard animals... a sign saying
WARNING:
Property Protected by
Attack Mammoth!
should make anyone think twice about entering.

Also might be cool to breed them down to the size of a pony and ride them to work...
But the ribs idea could help the world economy. Imagine the demand for Bar-B-Que sauce and over-sized napkins.

Re:At Last... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39387273)

Why not use elephants? Attack elephants?

Re:At Last... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39387479)

What bigger market could there possibly be for large, extinct mammoths, than exotic food?

Mammoth fleece coats!

Re:At Last... (0)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387361)

I will FINALLY be able to get those giant, car tipping Bar-B-Que ribs Fred Flintstone caused me to lust after for so very long!

You can have the BBQ. It was Wilma that gave me the woody. She has really nice legs for a cartoon. (In cartoons, do woody's also tip cars?)

Re:At Last... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39387377)

You bastard, you made me google "Flinstone porn", and now I dearly regret it. Fucker!

Re:At Last... (4, Funny)

FireFury03 (653718) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387749)

You bastard, you made me google "Flinstone porn", and now I dearly regret it. Fucker!

Read that as "nearly regret it"...

Re:At Last... (2)

dead_cthulhu (1928542) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387759)

Why are you guys even talking about Wilma Flinstone in a sexual manner? You know she'll never leave Fred.

Re:At Last... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39387677)

I know its usually considered bad form to point out someones repressed homoerotic desires, but your desire to have unrealistically large slabs of meat inside you is just too big to take.

Re:Mass production (1)

shugah (881805) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387163)

But they'll have to throw in a 7 year power train warranty and allow wheels to get anyone to buy them.

Re:Mass production (3, Funny)

ryanov (193048) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387305)

I never buy cars from any company that doesn't allow wheels. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.

Re:Mass production (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39387185)

Unfortunately, South Korea's record on biotech isn't quite as good as on cars. Given their history of fraud and scandals in the area it's more likely they will produce an element to which they've glue bits of wool.

Re:Mass production (1)

Walt Dismal (534799) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387367)

I THOUGHT there was something suspicious about that Kia with hair.

Re:Mass production (2)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387599)

Despite the cliche, history doesn't predict the future, just gives it an easily observable option.

Re:Mass production (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39387459)

Finally, I will be able to get a good supply of delicious Mammoth Cheese. Hopefully the Giants aren't guarding it like usual!

Re:Mass production (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39387493)

yum. McMammoth burgers....

Ice Age 5 (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39386937)

It will be set in our times and the main character will be the cloned wooly mammoth.

Arsenal (3, Funny)

sixtyeight (844265) | more than 2 years ago | (#39386947)

Forget their nuclear capabilities. We now have a bigger problem.

Re:Arsenal (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39386961)

South korea. South

Re:Arsenal (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39387057)

One people! One Korea!

Re:Arsenal (2)

philip.paradis (2580427) | more than 2 years ago | (#39386967)

You're right. It will be a problem of truly mammoth proportions.

On a related note, it's generally North Korea (officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea) that people are concerned about in terms of nuclear capabilities, not South Korea.

Re:Arsenal (0)

sixtyeight (844265) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387141)

Thanks for the correction! Yeah, I keep forgetting people are still making the distinction. There's a high-level political effort behind the scenes to unify Korea, and so on my mental map they've become synonymous.

Re:Arsenal (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39387275)

Yeah, I keep forgetting people are still making the distinction.

They're two countries, why the fuck would you expect people to treat them as one? Seriously, both of them are well-known, I can't even begin to comprehend how you can manage to get confused on this, it must take a lot of effort.

Re:Arsenal (1, Insightful)

philip.paradis (2580427) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387319)

I try not to make a habit of responding to ACs, but I'll make an exception here. While I agree with the premise of your statement, namely that the distinction between the two nations has been widely recognized and understood since the 1950s, I must strongly express my disapproval of the means by which you conveyed the point.

All too often, I too am guilty of replying in a manner that is harsher than necessary when pointing out the mistakes of others, typically in cases where the topic of discussion is something that I care strongly about. This is something I try to be more mindful of these days. Perhaps it's because I'm over 30 now. In life, at least in my view, tact matters. Sir/ma'am, your reply simply had no class, and I find that regrettable.

Re:Arsenal (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39387329)

Mexico, USA and Canada confuse you too?

Re:Arsenal (1, Offtopic)

philip.paradis (2580427) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387439)

Please mod parent "redundant." The point was already made, and there is no need to senselessly attack someone who perhaps made a careless post.

Yes, I know this is Slashdot. Despite my present UID, I've been here since Rob started it as a glorified board. Yes, I operated BBSes in the 1980s. Yes, anyone who has a problem with this needs to get off my lawn. HAND.

Re:Arsenal (-1, Offtopic)

philip.paradis (2580427) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387431)

No worries. I've read most of your post history, and you seem like an interesting person. As for the other replies to your post, well, some people see a nail laying flush in a board and feel the need to drive it in an extra inch. I won't apologize for the actions of others, but I will say I wish they would attempt to think before typing.

All the same, I must accept the possibility that the other posters put what they considered adequate thought into their replies before hitting "Submit," and I therefore expressly disclaim any implied judgement of their intent. Simultaneously, and conditional upon the previous condition evaluating as true, I must also concede that I find said posters to be of limited maturity.

From my frame of reference, with the understanding that said frame is largely codified by my desire to convert the potential output of the intellectual capacity of certain persons to profit, I think it's a shame that you're in a position that makes providing you monetary compensation in the form of USD a difficult proposition. I'm sure you understand the complexities involved, all mutual advantages aside, in our present economic system.

You might be (!)surprised to discover that I am a person not entirely unlike yourself, perhaps even with a somewhat similar history in some respects, just operating in a different sphere, and perhaps with different views on what is acceptable in the short term for the attainment of long term goals for $planetary_population. It would likely be nice for us to get in touch via alternate channels; for the moment, I'll leave this as an exercise for you.

Re:Arsenal (1)

findoutmoretoday (1475299) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387553)

Yeah, I keep forgetting people are still making the distinction.

I agree, same for US and Mexico. Now that the right (freedom?) to hold slaves is similar on both sides, the border set by the Mexican wars has become meaningless. Ok, that's a poor example, but I agree about Korea.

Re:Arsenal (2)

ben4528 (2588219) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387097)

Forget their nuclear capabilities. We now have a bigger problem.

Don't confuse "South Koera" with the The "Communist North Koera" just yet, they are totally different countries!!!

Re:Arsenal (2)

hcs_$reboot (1536101) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387111)

Don't confuse "South Koera" with the The "Communist North Koera"

Exactly, North Korea did succeed in cloning long ago.

Escalation (3)

srussia (884021) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387437)

Forget their nuclear capabilities. We now have a bigger problem

How long before the North deploys oliphants at the border to counter the mammoth threat?

After that... (1)

sixtyeight (844265) | more than 2 years ago | (#39386965)

After that, they'll start producing mini-mammoths - great as Service Animals.

Transition to The Flintstones, 3% complete.

or maybe they'll just tweak (1)

Shavano (2541114) | more than 2 years ago | (#39386971)

Tweak the hair-growth and tusk-growth genes on an Indian elephant and it will be close enough.

Hwang Woo-suk anyone? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39386973)

Have we learned nothing from the Supreme Scientist?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hwang_Woo-suk#South_Korean_government.27s_involvement_in_the_scandal

Did they not . . . . (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39386983)

import and pirate Jurassic Park??

Giants (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39386991)

Next we'll need to genetically engineer giants to herd these mammoths...

Re:Giants (1)

VortexCortex (1117377) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387925)

Next we'll need to genetically engineer giants to herd these mammoths...

No, before that we'll need to reverse global warming to make our climate habitable for them -- I feel sorry for the big shaggy beasts having to cope in today's environment. There's a reason Elephants don't have thick hair: The ice-age is over.

I predict their prices will seem reasonable (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39386999)

But they'll come with a five year contract with rates escalating based on the number and size of mammals consumed each month.

And just in time, too! (1)

Jeremi (14640) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387003)

This is the advance we've been waiting for.... the one that will finally make kink-spring energy storage practical.

We're gonna need a bigger blender (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39387049)

The most important question, will it blend?

http://www.willitblend.com/

Re:We're gonna need a bigger blender (2)

lister king of smeg (2481612) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387277)

No but it will run linux

end in tears (1)

ThorGod (456163) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387051)

This can only end well.

Poor thing (2)

zippo01 (688802) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387061)

So I'm thinking the poor thing is just going to get overheated, give up, and die like the rest of his kind did. Korean short ribs anyone?

WOODY ALLEN ?? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39387065)

Nooooo !!

Sounds great (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39387067)

Until they figure out that mammoths are assholes and that there is another reason they are extinct.

Cue... (1)

Tastecicles (1153671) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387093)

...Night At The Museum jokes....

This is good to hear considering... (4, Insightful)

GoodNewsJimDotCom (2244874) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387105)

the elephant might go extinct like the rhino due to poachers. At least we'll have mammoths. >.>

I guess the optimist would go,"If we have the tech to do it for mammoths, we can get back other extinct life forms."

Re:This is good to hear considering... (2, Funny)

MightyMartian (840721) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387381)

Like rational intelligent statesmen?

Re:This is good to hear considering... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39387397)

Unfortunately, you need acloose survivong relative. At least if elephants go extinct well have mammoths to clone them with!

Re:This is good to hear considering... (2)

interkin3tic (1469267) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387477)

A close surviving relative would make bringing a eutherian species back to life much EASIER, yes. Having an elephant that they could implant a cloned Wolly Mammoth embryo into, which would then hopefully carry it to term and give birth, that would be much easier. However, lacking one would be a technical challenge, not an impossibility. We might never figure out how to develop some embryo via an artificial placenta, in an artificial environment, but there's nothing that says we absolutely will never be able to.

Huh. (2)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387143)

I'm genuinely surprised nobody has yet to pose for an Insightful mod by quoting Jeff Goldblum.

Re:Huh. (1)

l0ungeb0y (442022) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387247)

Mammoths can't fit through a Walk-In Refrigerator's doors, aren't carnivorous and who's going to say no to some good ol' Bedrock-Style BBQ Mammoth Ribs?

Re:Huh. (2)

witherstaff (713820) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387257)

What am I working on? Uhh... I'm working on something that will change the world, and human life as we know it.

Unpredictability in Complex Systems (2)

nman64 (912054) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387267)

There's, uh, another example. See, here I am now, by myself, uh, talking to myself. That's... that's Chaos Theory.

Re:Huh. (1, Funny)

interkin3tic (1469267) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387487)

Can't remember the exact quote, but "Let's fly this alien spaceship into the mothership and use my Mac laptop to destroy their computers"?

Mother of different species? (4, Interesting)

hawguy (1600213) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387157)

How well can an elephant's womb support an animal of a different species? Even human babies born to human mothers are in danger if something as simple as the mother's Rh factor is different than the baby's. Surely implanting an animal of one species into a completely different species will run into problems with rejection?

Re:Mother of different species? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39387243)

it's the best bet we have. what do you plan to implant it in? a rodent?
poor squirrel will burst into meat chunks when that woolly fella reach 5 weeks old.

Re:Mother of different species? (4, Insightful)

physicsphairy (720718) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387315)

There's not really any way to know for sure without trying it. But there are a few reasons to be optimistic. We're talking genetically very similar animals (consider all the viable hybrids which occur naturally), and, when you think about it, the womb is a controlled environment. Once you have a highly evolved gestation system in place, selective pressure will tend to favor the existing system. (Look how similar embryos are, even across genetically distant species.)

If it doesn't work, well, now you figure out where things went wrong and try again. Hopefully you at least have a new batch of cell nuclei to work with.

Re:Mother of different species? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39387399)

That's not how Rh works. Its the second child thats finds antibodies because the first childs blood contacted the mothers circulatory system AT BIRTH and the mother then produced antibodies. Plus both children must be the same Rh and the mother the opposite I think. Generally a childs and a mothers tissues will reject eachother and the placenta prevents this.

Re:Mother of different species? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39387571)

Oh my gosh, nobody has thought of that! Alert the media!

Re:Mother of different species? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39387701)

I'm sure they will be asking for volunteers and have them sign a waiver first,as is the case for all experiments on animals.

Re:Mother of different species? (2)

ryzvonusef (1151717) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387803)

Well... things like Ligers and Tigons exist... if Lions and Tigers can mix, why not mammoths and elephants? They are just as close. (relatively speaking)

Not to mention Mules (donkey + horse)

Unless the comparison is different in this case?

Re:Mother of different species? (2)

VortexCortex (1117377) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387949)

Well... things like Ligers and Tigons exist... if Lions and Tigers can mix, why not mammoths and elephants? They are just as close. (relatively speaking)

Not to mention Mules (donkey + horse)

To say nothing of the even more obvious combination: Humans (Homo sapiens + Neanderthals).
... or, as I like to call them, Apes with Nukes.

Saber Tooth Tiger, Dodo, Neanderthal and .. Christ (0)

wisebabo (638845) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387183)

So what's (who's) next?

I actually wrote a screenplay with the following conceit:

Who's the MOST INFLUENTIAL person in human history? Think MORE than Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Lenin, Einstein, Gandhi, etc.

Who is the ONE individual who's essence (or what makes Him special) is inextricably tied up in their DNA? I mean just cloning Einstein from his DNA will not guarantee you another, well, Einstein (though he's likely to be pretty smart). Likewise, "Boys from Brazil" notwithstanding cloning Hitler would not necessarily get you an evil dictator; you're just as likely to get a (bad) artist.

This is one and the same person: Jesus Christ. Of course this idea has been bandied about for a long time.

However,, with the technology rapidly approaching to make this a reality (from stereotypically the shroud of Turin or His less well known preserved foreskin) the question becomes WHO would REALISTICALLY do such a thing? No right minded government would do so because it would fear the wrath of its citizens (and the condemnation of most other countries). Likewise no large institution or very wealthy individual would do so fearing public opprobrium. And it will be a few more decades before the technology becomes cheap enough for the average crazy person to do.

The key is "right minded". My idea is that there is ONE person in the world who, as economists like to say, is both "willing and able" to do such a thing. The country he leads has shown itself capable, over the decades, of pursuing highly technical large scale projects against the condemnation of the ENTIRE WORLD. Sanctions, threats of war, starvation of their population, NOTHING has dissuaded them from achieving their goal.

I'm talking about N. Korea of course and Kim Jong-Un.

So he's got the bomb, now what? Not only are sanctions making life miserable but the increasing sophistication of anti-missile defenses is making his weapon of diminishing value. (You know, "Star Wars" might not have been practical against a global all-out nuclear attack using 1980s technology but it will probably work against a few primitive warheads using 2010 tech). So the only thing that keeps him in power, the ability to defy the west, is diminishing. Sounds like time for a new threat!

That's where HE comes in. A cloned Christ would provide Kim Jong-Un with several interesting opportunities. He could threaten the (religious) West with crucifying him AGAIN or merely making Him his slave. Or perhaps he could raise him as his son and demand that the world's Christians bow down to him. Or (IF!) the reborn Christ truly has godlike powers, he could rule the world!

Or he could do all these things using an army of Christ clones.

That's the basic idea behind my COPYRIGHTED screenplay "GodSon". So please don't copy this particular idea ;) (There are also some interesting religious questions about whether or not he would be considered the son of God but that's outside the scope of this post). Anyway, do you like it? Do you think I should get it kickstarted? :)

Well this post probably going to be modded way down but the bigger problem is I'm probably going to hell. :(. (Unless God has a god-sized sense of humor).

Re:Saber Tooth Tiger, Dodo, Neanderthal and .. Chr (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39387303)

There was an episode of Star Trek: TNG that dealt with this subject. The Klingon's counterpart to Christ was cloned and used as a political puppet. You should watch the episode and see how it plays out. I think that would represent the best-case scenario when good intentions are involved. With less-than-honorable intentions, the whole thing would likely play out in a much less spectacular fashion.

Re:Saber Tooth Tiger, Dodo, Neanderthal and .. Chr (1)

shaitand (626655) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387393)

There really isn't any compelling evidence that there ever was such a person, let alone DNA.

Re:Saber Tooth Tiger, Dodo, Neanderthal and .. Chr (0)

FuegoFuerte (247200) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387583)

Are you joking, or are you just that incredibly uneducated?

While plenty of people may dispute the deity of Jesus Christ, there's no shortage of historical documentation that he existed, and had a major influence on society at the time. I'm not just talking about the Bible, either. There were many who witnessed his speaking and the things he did and wrote about him... Jews, Greeks, Romans, many of them did not believe he was the Christ, but they still wrote about him.

To say that there's no compelling evidence that there ever was such a person as Jesus Christ is similar to saying there's no compelling evidence that there ever was such a person as George Washington, except that there's probably MORE evidence for the existence of Jesus.

Now, it's true, I very strongly doubt you'll ever find his DNA.

Re:Saber Tooth Tiger, Dodo, Neanderthal and .. Chr (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39387801)

But wouldn't it be cool if they made a clone based on DNA fragment found in the shroud of Turin and it turned out to be a complete idiot?

Re:Saber Tooth Tiger, Dodo, Neanderthal and .. Chr (1)

PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387859)

Now, it's true, I very strongly doubt you'll ever find his DNA.

There is plenty of His DNA on the rim of the Holy Grail. The CSI/NCIS folks always use this trick when offering a suspect a cup of coffee.

And the sweaty Shroud of Turing is dripping with DNA from Holy Secretions.

And there is even dried Holy Blood on the Holy Lance used by Tony Soprano's ancestors to extort protection money from Jesus, while he was on the cross.

And finally, most Christian Churches pass around DNA samples of His Body and Blood during church services, where they are consumed by members.

Re:Saber Tooth Tiger, Dodo, Neanderthal and .. Chr (1)

bdeclerc (129522) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387867)

While plenty of people may dispute the deity of Jesus Christ, there's no shortage of historical documentation that he existed, and had a major influence on society at the time

Citation needed?

Because actually, there isn't... Around that time there were plenty of Jewish sects and messiah-type figures running around in that part of the world, so the figure Jesus is undoubtedly based on one or more of them, but there is actually virtually no "evidence" of the existence of one Jesus of Nasareth for which the sources cannot be traced back to the "Christian" religious sect of the first few centuries AD - and no documentary evidence at all that can be dated to earlier than 50-100 years *after* his death.

That doesn't mean he didn't exist, but only that there is little concrete evidence of it - but after all, that's what faith is for, right, believing in shit without evidence?

Re:Saber Tooth Tiger, Dodo, Neanderthal and .. Chr (3, Funny)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387403)

Here's what would happen if you cloned Jesus:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbcr-SQ-gEY [youtube.com]

Re:Saber Tooth Tiger, Dodo, Neanderthal and .. Chr (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39387417)

A hint: One of the ways any potential fibancer of tour screeplay will asgsess whether or not they want to work on it is by how professionally you present yourself. With this in mind, remember that:

1. pros don't stress about copyright. they know that only copyright trolls mention it too loudly.
2. at least in the us, they register their work with the wga

3. they can present the core ouf their idea quickly, prhaps in 100 words or so, rather than rambling about it.

I'm not sure about kickstarter, but believe you need to be as professuonal there - if not more so - than wgen submitting to hollywood.

Re:Saber Tooth Tiger, Dodo, Neanderthal and .. Chr (1)

KGIII (973947) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387475)

You think we care about copyright here? ;)

Re:Saber Tooth Tiger, Dodo, Neanderthal and .. Chr (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39387711)

Except that his shroud, et al, have been conclusively proven to not date to Jesus' lifetime.Also your wall of text is neither funny, nor interesting, and contains gross factual and intellectual problems.

This Again!? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39387195)

The head honcho was already debunked as a pinis suching korean quak!

So they are going to sequence a mamoth with a mouse ... or a dog ... hardee har har.

I don't even... (3, Funny)

grasshoppa (657393) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387205)

I'm not sure how much I trust any scientist that thinks elephants are born out of eggs....

( I keed, I keed )

Nothing To Worry About (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39387229)

Even Mongollans know well that Koreans are idiots.

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A bit warm there? (1)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387395)

Wooly mammoths are built for cool, dry weather: the opposite of S. Korea. I hope they move it if successful.

Re:A bit warm there? (1)

korean.ian (1264578) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387685)

South Korea is quite cold in the late fall through winter months. Perhaps they can send it on cruises to Siberia during the rest of the year.

Re:A bit warm there? (1)

korean.ian (1264578) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387695)

Quite cold might have been a bit of an overstatement, however it does drop below 0 Celsius with regularity. Additionally the humidity is not really an issue outside of the summer.

Sweet (1, Insightful)

Greyfox (87712) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387447)

How much do they want for the first Wooly Mammoth steak?

On an aside, fuck the rhino. If the countries that have them can't preserve them, the world doesn't deserve them. If Chinese men can only get it up by eating rhino horn and tiger dong, I hope they enjoy their limp penises in a couple of decades, because that's all they're going to have left.

Re:Sweet (3, Funny)

dbIII (701233) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387851)

On an aside, fuck the rhino

Looks like we have a somewhat kinky but definitely tough enough replacement for Bear Grylls.

Just because it sounds like a really cool idea (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39387535)

doesn't mean it's a GOOD one.

Doesn't necessarily mean it's a BAD one either, but I remain cynical just the same.

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The Way Things Work... (1)

Qubit (100461) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387735)

...soon to appear on PBS as a live-action show!

(with narration by David Macaulay [wikipedia.org] , natch)

But... (2)

Hugundous (1210818) | more than 2 years ago | (#39387901)

...will it blend?
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