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A team of researchers from Russia and South Korea claim to have taken the first sample of liquid blood from an adult woolly mammoth that was frozen in the permafrost of the New Siberian Islands. Blood from a 10,000 year-old mammoth Blood from a 10,000 year-old mammoth "We were really surprised to find mammoth blood and …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    I wish then luck, but cloning one is a mammoth tusk indeed.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      I await

      the pictures of an elephant in a tupee

  2. Don Jefe
    Happy

    Supervillain

    This is the backstory of a supervillain if I've ever heard one. Scientist barred from experimenting with Humans, censured & excommunicated by the majority of the scientific community for unethical research practices, hired by shadowy Asian laboratory to do cloning research then gets into resurrecting giant extinct mammals. Next step, bringing to life the Revengeasaur to seek retribution on those who dared laugh at him!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Supervillain

      Mammoths with with frickin' laser beams on their heads...

    2. VinceH Silver badge
      Thumb Up

      Re: Supervillain

      The closest I can think of off hand is Jonathan Maberry's The Dragon Factory - the second (or is it third?) Joe Ledger novel. (Enjoyable reads, all of 'em!)

      IIRC the supervillains in that aren't so much cloning as genetically engineering, with the end result being mythical creatures made real - but there might have been some cloning of extinct creatures as well.

  3. Dave Wallace

    On the California Channel Islands...

    they dig up Pygmy Mammoths - best oxymoron ever.

    1. frank ly Silver badge
      Coat

      Re: On the California Channel Islands...

      Its relative.

      (The one with a mammoth fur collar.)

    2. davidp231

      Re: On the California Channel Islands...

      best oxymoron ever.

      Isn't that "Microsoft Works".?

  4. jake Silver badge

    Cool!

    letters

    1. JCitizen
      Pint

      Re: Cool!

      I agree - we can't stop it - so why not hug the cloned fuzzy elephant! :)

  5. Dodgy Geezer Silver badge
    Trollface

    I want my...

    Jurassic Park dinosaurs...

    And while we're about it, could someone design:

    1 - a Unicorn

    2 - a Roc

    3 - a Dragon

    4 - a Kraken

    5 - an honest politician (Ok, maybe some things will remain impossible...)

    1. Parax

      Re: I want my...

      all of those are mythical, you can only reanimate what once existed.

      1. Sorry, "Sorry that handle is already taken" is already taken.
        FAIL

        Re: I want my...

        "all of those are mythical, you can only reanimate what once existed."

        I'd imagine that's why he said "design" rather than "reanimate." ;-)

      2. VinceH Silver badge

        Re: I want my...

        "all of those are mythical"

        So we just need a Dragon Factory and a pair of evil twins. (See my post further up!)

    2. Simon Harris Silver badge
      Happy

      Re: I want my...

      @Dodgy Geezer: I'll send Svetz to go back in time and pick some up for you - not sure about the last one though.

      Your list reminded me of Larry Niven's Flight of the Horse.

    3. Robert Helpmann?? Silver badge
      Childcatcher

      Re: I want my...

      Dodgy Geezer, there are honest politicians out there! An honest politician is one who stays bought, so it is safe to say there are at least a few.

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  6. Gordon Pryra

    Its all a cover

    Don't believe a word of it.

    This is just to give the local bab shop the ability to explain away the long hairs you find in your donna....

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Its all a cover

      It's obviously a masto-donna.

  7. NorthernCoder
    Facepalm

    "It is the first time we managed to obtain mammoth blood. No-one has ever seen before how the mammoth's blood flows."

    ...for the past few millennia, at least.

  8. CADmonkey
    Trollface

    reminded me of Southpark

    Chef: Hey, I know you. You're that crazy cracker from up on the hill top.

    Dr. Mephisto: Sir, if splicing the DNA of humans and various animals together is crazy...um...

  9. Crisp Silver badge

    Didn't I say the glacier algae would be the first wave?

    Maybe when the next zombie apocalypse happens, you'll listen to me sooner!

  10. jungle_jim
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    Mammoth Burger

    One step closer to achieving my dream of eating a mammoth burger!

    1. oolor
      Pint

      Re: Mammoth Burger

      I got dibs on the ribs.

      < goes with beer, right?

  11. John Smith 19 Gold badge
    Coat

    Mammoth burgers, perfect for the Merkin market.

    A burger that just sounds bigger.

    10 000 years in permafrost. I think there's a sporting chance few cells might be viable.

    It's not a jacket, it's more a mult pocketed hunters vest for going down the local burger bar.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Mammoth burgers, perfect for the Merkin market.

      McMammoth Burgers - A burger that *looks* bigger...

      1. Sorry, "Sorry that handle is already taken" is already taken.
        Go

        Re: Mammoth burgers, perfect for the Merkin market.

        ...in the picture above the counter, but is the size of a small coin when placed in your hand. ;-)

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Revenge of the Mammoths!

    Scenario: Mammoth blood contains a once thought extinct virus, transferable to humankind.

    That's why the ancient people killed all the mammoths.

    Run!

    1. Bill Fresher

      Re: Revenge of the Mammoths!

      Ah, the hairy virus. Also afflicted the Neanderthals - hence explaining their extinction also.

  13. CommanderGalaxian
    Alien

    Black Blood

    Haven't these people been watching the X-Files!?

  14. The last doughnut
    Coat

    Pretty soon they are going to work out a way to reanimate the Rolling Stones

    1. Euripides Pants Silver badge

      Re: reanimating the Rolling Stones

      Keith Richards will still look dead tho...

    2. Mike Flugennock

      re: reanimating the Stones

      Wow, I didn't know that needed to be done.

      Hell, as far as that goes, Keith Richard has always looked nearly dead.

  15. Number6

    A way to go...

    They've still not up there with the taxman, who can extract blood from a stone whatever the temperature.

  16. Evil Graham

    Coincidence?

    Reported on the same day in El Reg:

    - Korean scientist to get involved in cloning mammoth.

    - Samsung to open new R&D centre in Finland. Where it's very cold.

    Just saying...

    1. oolor
      Black Helicopters

      Re: Coincidence?

      No wonder those phablets keep getting bigger.

      1. oo|or

        Re: Coincidence?

        More like phlablets

  17. Marshalltown
    Pint

    Things to clone

    "When I awoke, the dire wolf, six hundred pounds of sin,

    Was grinning at my window, all I said was come on in.

    Don't murder me, I beg of you, don't murder me. please, don't murder me."

    -- Jerry Garcia

  18. Benchops

    "We were really surprised to find mammoth blood and muscle tissue,"

    "and then we wondered how long it could take us to get it into British ready-meal lasagnes"

  19. John Smith 19 Gold badge
    Joke

    Not to be confused with Wullie Mammoth

    The well known Glaswegian loan shark and extortionist.

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