15 August 2008

More sasquatch honesty than expected

From a story in The Age:
One of the two samples of DNA said to prove the existence of the Bigfoot came from a human and the other was 96 per cent from an opossum, according to Curt Nelson, a scientist at the University of Minnesota who performed the DNA analysis.

Possum? Are you kidding me?

And I thought it would be hard to mistake a bison for a sasquatch.

They tried to pass off a frickin' possum as an undiscovered bipedal hominid?
Biscardi said the DNA samples may not have been taken correctly and may have been contaminated, and that he would proceed with an autopsy of the alleged Bigfoot remains, currently in a freezer at an undisclosed location.

Give unto me a break.

You have contamination problems when you're dealing with traces from a crime scene, ancient DNA from hundreds or thousands of years ago, not when you have a two meter biped stored in a freezer that you can grab a few chunks from.

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