Don't ask why, but scientists in Russia and South Korea are working together to clone a wooly mammoth, also known as the tundra mammoth, a long-haired elephant-like creature with horizontal banding
on his trunk and long, gracefully curved tusks, who disappeared from its
native habitat about 10,000 years ago.
Something that has the impossibility of ever happening is often derided with an adynaton:
"yeah, when pigs fly." This figure of speech is often used for humorous
effect, to scoff at over-ambition. The etymological origins some say
date as far back as Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,"
when the Duchess told Alice she had just as much right to think "as pigs
have to fly."
Growl back those prices and get outta my way, the Pet Food aisle beckons and Fido's about to eat a greeter! Yes indeed, if you thought the People of Walmart had gone to the dogs, imagine how bizarre their dogs are. Better yet, spare your imagination and brace yourself for The Top Ten Dogs of Walmart!
While raccoons often seem to want to make themselves at home in your house, they are still wild animals and should remain wild. To many people raccoons appear cute and cuddly, but close encounters with the critters often show their true nature as scrappy, mischeivous, and contentious.
The controversy over gay rights and gay marriage aren't the only gender-based issues brewing out there. There is also the case of trangendered or hermaphrodite chickens. Some say yes, some say no, some say sort of. The proof is in the chicks.