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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2011 edited
     
    Physorg

    Why don't they bring the Dodo back to life first?
    Think of it battery farmed dodos for Christmas.

    Scientists aim to bring mammoth back to life

    Miyashita and the U.S. researchers, who are experts in animal in vitro fertilization, will be responsible for transplanting the embryo into an African elephant.

    Good luck with that I hope the elephant is well sedated.
    • CommentAuthorBarguast
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2011
     
    Mmm, toast Dodo. It'd be nice to know what it tastes like given that at one time we couldn't stop gorging on the things until they were all dead. Must be gooood eatin'
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2011
     
    The giant tortoises were supposed to be very succulent.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2011 edited
     
    Posted By: BarguastMmm, toast Dodo. It'd be nice to know what it tastes like given that at one time we couldn't stop gorging on the things until they were all dead. Must be gooood eatin'



    We know. They were famously terrible eating. But they were fun to shoot at with a blunderbuss.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2011
     
    Well when we have got them back we can always genetically modify them so they are tasty.
    And why we are at it why not GM seagulls they seem to be increasing all the time.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2011
     
    Posted By: TrimWell when we have got them back we can always genetically modify them so they are tasty.
    And why we are at it why not GM seagulls they seem to be increasing all the time.


    Well, if you have that technology, why not delicious cockroaches? Then nobody ever need go hungry.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2011
     
    Brilliant! Who said you were a complete dummy?
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2011
     
    Posted By: TrimBrilliant! Who said you were a complete dummy?


    Actually - nobody.
    • CommentAuthorjoshs
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2011
     
    Posted By: Angus
    Posted By: TrimWell when we have got them back we can always genetically modify them so they are tasty.
    And why we are at it why not GM seagulls they seem to be increasing all the time.


    Well, if you have that technology, why not delicious cockroaches? Then nobody ever need go hungry.
    Our reptilian overlords prefer the term: Monkey meat morsels.
    • CommentAuthorthehard
    • CommentTimeJan 17th 2011 edited
     
    Is there any dodo DNA available?

    They would make great pets. But mammoths would be awesome.

    BTW, An Onion video.
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      CommentAuthorlegendre
    • CommentTimeJan 17th 2011
     
    Posted By: Angus
    We know. They were famously terrible eating.


    From what I recall, the record is unclear on this point.

    And if Dodo are like most other wild game - whitetail deer being one excellent example - the flavor of the meat is significantly influenced by the animal's diet.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJan 17th 2011
     
    Posted By: thehardIs there any dodo DNA available?

    They would make great pets. But mammoths would be awesome.

    BTW,An Onion video.


    There are some stuffed dodos and feathers of dodos DNA should be available. Although what bird would be best to supply the 'host' egg is a bit of a quandary.
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      CommentAuthorDuracell
    • CommentTimeJan 17th 2011
     
    It all sounds a bit wooly to me, and something of a mammoth task.

    *ducks*

    *grabs coat*

    *runs*
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJan 17th 2011
     
    Late night again?
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      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTimeJan 17th 2011
     
    Is there any dodo DNA available?
    Sure. Just get Craigie to open his mouth and sample away.
    • CommentAuthorlicojet
    • CommentTimeJan 17th 2011
     
    Posted By: legendre
    Posted By: Angus
    We know. They were famously terrible eating.


    From what I recall, the record is unclear on this point.

    And if Dodo are like most other wild game - whitetail deer being one excellent example - the flavor of the meat is significantly influenced by the animal's diet.


    As long as it tastes like chicken I don't really care.
    • CommentAuthortinker
    • CommentTimeJan 17th 2011
     
    From 2005....

    First sighted around 1600, the dodo was extinct less than 80 years later. The last dodo died in 1681. No complete specimens of dodo are preserved, although a number of museums are home to dodo skeletons. A dodo egg is on display at the East London Museum in South Africa. The only known major remains of the dodo are in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Even here, in the January of 1775, an inspector from the Oxford Museum discovered the only remaining dodo, stuffed and disintegrating, and decided to throw it away. The man in charge of this task saved the head and a foot, that were in good condition, and this is all we have of the dodo bird today.

    Fortunately for scientists at Oxford, these remains of the dodo in the museum’s possession have some soft tissue left which can provide them with some much-needed genetic material. "The DNA survives," Dr Alan Cooper, told the BBC. "It’s very damaged and broken down into tiny pieces, but little fragments remain in the cells preserved in the old specimen."

    Dr Cooper also found out that, based on the few skeletons, that the dodo was a much sleeker bird, than the usual "fat" dodos portrayed by 17th century Dutch painters.

    The scientists will clone the bird by identifying its distinctive genes, creating genetically engineered DNA and inserting it into a nucleus of an egg that would then hatch a bird resembling the dodo.
    • CommentAuthorthehard
    • CommentTimeJan 17th 2011
     
    I am totally for a frankendodo.

    Just the name is worth it.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJan 17th 2011
     
    I wonder what mammoth tastes like?
    • CommentAuthorjoshs
    • CommentTimeJan 17th 2011
     
    Posted By: TrimI wonder what mammoth tastes like?
    It may be wondering the same about you.