Scientists successfully breed giant prehistoric dragonflies

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  1. arta

    arta Well-Known Member

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    Congrats?

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    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/01/paleozoic_park/

     
  2. f e a r l e s s

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    So, Jurassic Park WAS a documentary! I knew it! We're $&@%#&!!!
     
  3. MeteorFlare

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    OH LORD of the FLIES!

    Should've chosen archaeology as my major!! damnit!
     
  4. Wait.

    *checks watch*

    April Fools was just over 7 months ago. So that leaves me to ask: Why the hell do they think breeding meat-eating giant dragonflies and freaking cockroaches is a good idea? This seems like the poster child for the phrase, "just because you can doesn't mean you should."
     
  5. wootbean

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    the next whiskey bar
    coo00oo0o0ol
     
  6. SkyMuffin

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    I want seven!
     
  7. Booch138

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    Oh F*CK this was done in Arizona?

    I'm moving.
     
  8. Somerandomdude

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    Doing nothing of importance.
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    I second that one. Big time. Scientists need to find more practical things to work on, and stop making up these stupid projects out of boredom.
     
  9. LBG

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    Awesome. I want one as a pet.
     
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    Aww shit, were gonna have a real life Jumanji in a few months, I can feel it.
     
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  12. I don't really have any problem with research like this, it's their choice of creatures that I have to question in the extreme. I mean, at least breed something we can kill and eat if it becomes a threat. Or, y'know ... even if it doesn't.

    Did you miss the part where they eat meat? You're made of meat.
     
  13. Somerandomdude

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    Yeah... there had to have been at least something better for them to have made. Man eating dragonflies? Really? It's a cool accomplishment and all, but there are plenty of other, more practical things he could have done with that experiment.

    Plus the thought of giant dragonflies and cockroaches scare the crap outta me.
     
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    Ok then, if that's the case I'll put it in a box and give it as a 'present' to someone I don't like :p
     
  15. iphoneprogrammer

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    cough cough nippy cough cough
     
  16. LBG

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    One for nippy and one for KGameLover1 ;)
     
  17. sid187

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    if it was done here in az. i guess good thing we do not have much water. so they will die off before going to some far far away lakes. laughs. dragon flys are evil.. man do anything but draggon flys.. they are one trippy flying bug. im scared now. hides under my sheets.

    chris.
     
  18. Giant dragonflies would be cool, I'll admit -- in a steel container behind 3 panes of bulletproof glass -- but giant bloody cockroaches? Really? That's like deciding which human to clone for your first cloning trials and picking Glenn Beck. (Unless you cloned him to hunt, then you have my full support.) They couldn't pick a more, I dunno ... nice bug? Make giant goddamn butterflies or fuzzy caterpillars or something, not things that could eventually destroy mankind.

    Set it loose among tea bagger demonstrations?
     
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    if it was done here in az. i guess good thing we do not have much water. so they will die off before going to some far far away lakes. laughs. dragon flys are evil.. man do anything but dragon flys.. they are one trippy flying bug. im scared now. hides under my sheets.

    chris.
     
  20. Booch138

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    You said that already :rolleyes:

    But seriously. Dragonflies are evil. Arizona is going to be extinct soon.
     

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