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It was an Ice Age squirrel's treasure chamber, a burrow containing fruit and seeds that had been stuck in the Siberian permafrost for over 30,000 years. From the fruit tissues, a team of Russian scientists managed to resurrect an entire plant in a pioneering experiment that paves the way for the revival of other species.
The Silene stenophylla is the oldest plant ever to be regenerated, the researchers said, and it is fertile, producing white flowers and viable seeds.

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http://www.overclock.net/t/1218309/g-m-ice-age-plant-regenerated-after-30-000-years-in-fossilized-squirrel-burrow/20#post_16517929
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No Way!

well i guess its easier to do than with an animal. But maybe we can get Wooly Mammoths back?

Il be the first to start a Mammoth farm, Forget Cows, MAMMOTH BURGERS!

Call my Burger chain MastaBurger
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Yeah the original thread is way better~ A story about an Ice age squirrel, posted by Squirrel with a avatar of a military squirrel is too much win to compete with.
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Day of the triffids all over again, except this time instead of triffid oil those crazy Russians will cook up some triffid vodka biggrin.gif
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