Saturday, June 24, 2006

A Dodo Found in Mauritus?

Not really, just the skeleton of a dodo. Not even a full skeleton, only parts of it. So why is that news? Well, it seems the only surviving skeleton of this unlucky bird was destroyed in a fire in Oxford in 1755. Talk about a really doomed species.

What if scientists could take a few cells from this skeleton, clone them and reverse-engineer a full-grown dodo from it? I'd be on a flight to Mauritius right NOW. With an extra-large bag of Dodo feed, of course.


Joy Forever said...

The Americans would have beaten you to it, and patented their dodo-feed, of course, so that nobody else can sell dodo feed.

J. Alfred Prufrock said...
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J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Which was the Stones single on the break-up with Decca? C***sucker Blues?


km said...

LOL@Joy's patented Dodo feed.

JAP, that's the one :) I had once found a really terrible bootleg on the old napster. It was a tiny shock to the system to hear the band sing those words.