This one hurts. Richard Attenborough was a legitimate badass of the silver screen, winning two Oscars for Best Picture/Best Director of Ghandi, as well as appearing in movies from 1942 to the 2000s. Plus he was a Lord, which is probably the coolest thing a human can be besides a king, queen, prince or princess. Obviously my generation knows him as John Hammond, the mastermind behind Jurassic Park. In 1993, before CGI and crazy special effects, Jurassic Park was IT. I had never seen something so incredible on a movie screen before. And at the heart of Jurassic Park was it’s white haired, awesomely accented creator, John Hammond. I didn’t need a reason to go re-watch all the Jurassic Parks, but now I have one. And can somebody please go check on Jeff Goldblum? Lord knows we need family now more than ever.
Adam Biesenthal / biesenthal.ca
Don’t see him? Look closer…
Gotcha, Dr. Malcom!
…A paleontological expedition from the Research Institute of Applied Ecology of the North, North-Eastern Federal University, and the Russian Geographical Society discovered a female mammoth in a remarkably good state of preservation in the Novosibirsk archipelago in Siberia. North-Eastern Federal University has partnered with controversial South Korean cloning scientist Hwang Woo-Suk (who was found to have faked data involving a procedure to clone human embryonic stem cells) for a mammoth-cloning effort… – CNet
Scanning through my G+ feed this morning I stumbled across this article and I immediately got a science hard-on. A Woolly Mammoth just chilling (quite literally) in Siberia. The ancient giant is so well intact that its muscle tissue and blood almost perfectly preserved. “The fragments of muscle tissues, which we’ve found out of the body, have a natural red color of fresh meat” (Full article here) This of course led me to one interesting thought…..Mammoth Chili! No, I kid, i kid. Cloning of course! and these researchers had the same idea. So much so, they are enlisting the help of cloning “bad-boy” Hwang Woo-Suk (What a name) to help them out. So what does this mean for the future? It means that I am going to have a Woolly Mammoth, Kevin, to help guard my collection of Ferraris.
P.S. Do I smell a real life Jurassic Park?