Packers versus Bears – better to see it on TV

Crazy ticket prices! You could buy 4 and then put your kids through college. Seats for this Sunday’s clash between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game at Soldier Field are easily the most in-demand tickets in Chicago sports history, several ticket brokers said today. The worst seats in the upper reaches of the stadium, with a face value of $134 for Sunday’s game, are selling for about $500 each on the secondary market, according to brokers and several ticket resale websites. Decent seats in the stadium’s lower levels are selling for at least $1,500 to $2,000 per ticket, said Melissa Janes, who works for a Chicago-area ticket broker.

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Next to be cloned: woolly mammoth

Campaign to clone the woolly mammoth restarted / Scientists plan to clone a woolly mammoth

I’m just going to laugh if they end up generating a regular elephant – we have no real evidence which states woolly mammoths had fur.

The long extinct woolly mammoth could be resurrected in under four years, thanks to cloning technology breakthrough. Previous efforts in the 1990’s to recover nuclei in cells from the skin and muscle tissue of mammoths found in Siberia failed because the region’s extreme cold had damaged them.

According to scientists, woolly mammoths became extinct about 10,000 BC when a comet exploded in the earth’s atmosphere and caused fires.

Dr. Akira Iritani of Kyoto University in Japan plans to insert the nuclei of mammoth cells into a modern elephant’s egg cell, creating a woolly mammoth embryo that will be brought to term by an elephant mother. The elephant was chosen because it is the nearest modern relative to the mammoth. “If a cloned embryo can be created, we need to discuss, before transplanting it into the womb, how to breed (the mammoth) and whether to display it to the public,” Iritani said. ”After the mammoth is born, we will examine its ecology and genes to study why the species became extinct and other factors.”

What do you think? Would you pay to see a living woolly mammoth?

Skype video calling, this video is so cute. =)

Group video calling with SkypeI enjoyed this Skype group-calling video much more than I thought I would. Ahh, technological advances in society, how I adore thee!

However, this just reinforces the ideals that we will all require high-speed internet in our homes to stay connected to everything we run, or we’ll eventually be left in the dust. Unless we move out into the woods and group our own food. Or just move to Wyoming. Whichever.