The LATimes reports that T.Rex might be related to FoghornLeghorn:

It began two years ago when paleontologist Mary H. Schweitzer and colleagues at North Carolina State University announced they had found bits of soft tissue inside a fossilized T. rex bone excavated from the Hell Creek Formation of Montana. At the time, no detailed tests had been conducted on the material.

Researchers wouldn’t have known about the tissue except that they had to break the massive bone to load it into a helicopter. Inside, they found brownish oblong cells and translucent vessels so elastic they could still be stretched like rubber bands.

When scientists analyzed bone marrow of the T.Rex they discovered the tissue cross reacted to antibodies to chicken tissue. That suggests a genetic link between the two species.

This reminds me of an old Isaac Asimov story about a geek who invented a time portal that lasted only long enough for him to rescue some dinosaur eggs before the portal closed, and ended up with a fast food franchise selling dinosaur burgers.


Nancy Reyes is a retired physician living in the rural Philippines. Her webpage is Finest Kind Clinic and Fishmarket.

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