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Scientists discover huge bison from 40,000 years ago

This just goes to show that the ancient Chinese saying, "If you paddle down the river long enough, you'll find the remains of a 1,200 pound, 40,000 year old bison," is true.

University of Alaska biologists Dan Mann and Pam Groves did just that. Because the skeleton was in permafrost, hair and gristle were still attached.

Read the whole story here:

http://news.discovery.com/adventure/rare-bison-discovered-in-alaskan-permafrost-130205.htm

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  • I once saw a bison that was 200 years old. It was celebrating its bison-tennial :)

  • What a find!  That dude's gotta be in his glory!

  • Wow.

  • That's the lord of darkness.

  • wat kinda a head is tha

  • I wouldn't want to butt heads with the likes of that!  Certain death would ensue……

  • +ANESHA BOWEN complete skeleton of a 40,000-year-old steppe bison.   :)  BTW, you have no profile picture,,,,,…..

  • Wow, what a great find!

  • Amazing planet we live on… So why the hell are our governments and people hell bent on destroying it all :(

  • +Philip Hounsham Greed, power, control, dominance, pocket-lining.  Shall I go on?

  • It got side-tracked.

  • Life does that :)

  • Uncle Tex has been looking for the hood ornament off of the Caddy for a long, long, time!

  • Segway.  What's wrong with that?  This isn't church!

  • Higgs Boson and Huge Bison… I see a joke somewhere in there. That's what I read when I first saw it.

  • Viable genetic material? Clone that baby!

    On another note, maybe +ANESHA BOWEN is a shy bison?

  • That's a beast

  • :O

  • I say, collect the DNA from the tissue and clone that thing!

  • there r water buffalo with heads that big in the northern territory here in australia,huge beasts.

  • It looks like the skull of Satan quick put it down and run!

  • hamburgers !

  • wow that thing is huge

  • amazing those chinese, they have a saying for everything

  • Great find. Now help obama with government .

  • Amazing

  • Appa?

  • Bufalo

  • Which ancient Chinese person said that? :)

  • Or the remains of many Chinese people killed, err "relocated" by their government.

  • Ancient Chinese cowboys are pretty awesome

  • +Jason Honingford I am a Chinese.

  • Md mamun s.pur

  • I wonder how they know it is that old.

  • Theres many hungry people, who would love a Bison that large

  • An online friend had a paleontologist dad, who found a similarly aged bison well preserved. He ate some.

  • Wow;
     really good findings. Congratulation

  • damn that's huge..

  • watch the language!

  • I like your picture

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