dino-chicken

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Blue Skys, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. Blue Skys

    Blue Skys Hi Mom!!

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    Did anyone see 60 minutes last night? They were interviewing a scientist who has been making all sorts of breack through discovery's on dinosaurs. He said that in 5 years he knows he will be able to make a Dino-chicken. A chicken that has teeth, a long tail, and small front legs instead of wings. He said it's just a matter of switching a gene on or off. An example he gave of the gene switching was that an embryo grows a long tail, only until a gene turns on that stops the growth and dissolves the tail away, so if he turned off that gene, the baby chick would hatch with a longer tail.

    Weird stuff...
     
  2. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Utah
    Ah I missed it. It sounds interesting. I'll check out their website.

    I saw the intro and then got distracted. I'm easily distracted.... oh look at the cookie on the counter.
     
  3. Blue Skys

    Blue Skys Hi Mom!!

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    mmm... Cookies... [​IMG]
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I saw that, Pretty cool stuff, although I'm not sure I want Dino chickens on the loose.

    Think about the predator that breaks into that coop. [​IMG]

    Imp
     
  5. Blue Skys

    Blue Skys Hi Mom!!

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    Quote:That was my main concern, is what happens when they are somehow released from whatever laboratory they are made in... [​IMG]

    Poor, unsuspecting racoon... [​IMG]
     
  6. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Utah
    Yum, that cookie was good. Sorry I didn't share.

    LOL - raccoon thinks he's found dinner.... only the tables are turned. [​IMG] Can you imagine trying to collect eggs from a broody one of those?!?
     
  7. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Think of roosters with teeth and arms! [​IMG]


    Just cause we can doesnt mean we should


    If they make one thats cool.. but lets not breed an army
     
  8. GrayDragon

    GrayDragon Chillaxin

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    Let us not fear the dino-chicken.

    Nay, if you want TRUE terror, imagine this:

    Dino-GEESE
     
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  9. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    Now that would be scary!
     
  10. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

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