19 November 2008

Mr. Aloysius Snuffleupagus

Question: How many of you knew Mr. Snuffleupagus' first name?
According to CNN, scientists have approximately 80% of the wooly mammoth's DNA decoded.

Some are even planning on inserting it into an elephant and growing an actual living breathing extinct Snuffleupagus. In college, we debated whether or not biologists should bring back some of the more interesting extinct creatures- if possible. Surprisingly, most of the women said absolutely not, but the guys all said-absolutely.

Personally, if I had half a chance to bring back the mammoth, I wouldn't hesitate.

Think of the possibilities here. Mammoth rugs, mammoth burgers, steaks the size of a table. . .

The really cool creatures I'd like to bring back would be the tyrannosaurs-smaller of course. If anything they would make excellent guard dog replacements.

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