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Chicken can grow teeth?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Elrohir, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. Elrohir

    Elrohir RELATIONAL VALORIZATION

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    Chicken can grow teeth.

    (Click on the link and scroll down, I didn't feel like quoting twice as much with them just talking about how chickens came from dinosaurs and whatnot)

    Pretty funny stuff.
     
  2. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    I remember one scientist who outlined some outrageous genetic modifications to make pigs fly. He was trying to refute another scientist's proposals to cure aging by making modifications.
     
  3. Sophie 378

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    Heh, why not just read some Diana Wynne Jones? Dark Lord of Derkholm and Year of the Griffin had geneered flying pigs and horses, and griffins. Unfortunately the books are unhelpful as to exactly how to splice the genes...

    ONtopic ... did beaks develop in critters that had teeth? If so, could this be a random throw-back?

    EDIT :blush: note to self: read article before spamming.
     
  4. Kozmos

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    They actually tweaked normal chicken into ones like Talpids?Me love genetic engineering :D
     
  5. MobBoss

    MobBoss Off-Topic Overlord

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    Dont forget to make them ill-tempered and put a lazer on their head!!
     
  6. Xanikk999

    Xanikk999 History junkie

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    Wow. This is very interesting indeed. I though no birds had teeth since archopeatryx (cant spell it).
     
  7. carlosMM

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    wow - how can the simple fact that chicken can grow teeth have escaped the broad public and the public education system for so long? I knew this when I was about 15!
     
  8. MrCynical

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    There are a number of other species of birds known from fossils to have had teeth. They're known as Odontornithes, and there are a fair number of examples in the Mesozoic period. Some survived until relatively recently (a few million years ago), but no modern birds normally have teeth.
     
  9. general_kill

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    Where did you learn this?! Or was I just sleeping in biology again :hmm:
     
  10. Sophie 378

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    Didn't Shakespear mention hen's teeth for a witch's brew or something? (sleepy ... :sleep: incoherent)
     
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    Excellent! Now my dream for recreating raptors from their avian descendants is becoming more of a reality.
     
  12. The Last Conformist

    The Last Conformist Irresistibly Attractive

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    This isn't news, is it?
     
  13. Sidhe

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    Yeah this is something that has been happening naturaly for the entire existence of man chicken cohabitation, this isn't news it's history.
     
  14. Abaddon

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    now i want a flying pig.

    I guess the entire threads point is the fact tht there is the saying "Rarer than hen's teeth"
     
  15. Rambuchan

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    [trivial murmur]

    Many people say "Does the Pope wear a dress?" when the answer to something is obviously 'yes'. Well, my friends and I used to say "Do chickens have lips?" when the answer was obviously 'no'. It never crossed our minds to roll out a teeth version. So many missed opportunities in life :shake:

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  16. carlosMM

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    well, they used to have lips, too, y'know? ;)
     
  17. carlosMM

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    well, aside from egg teeth ;)


    Biology class indeed - but then I come from a country that doesn't use the bible as a textbook there ;) (j/k)

    seriously: biology class - but that happened due to a very competent teacher. Aside from that - well, I studied biology, so whaddaya'xpect?
     
  18. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    But you also liked dinosaurs (clearly), so it's more likely that you retained this type of information. We remember what we like.
     
  19. MjM

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    This would actually be bad if they all had teeth. Because chickens are very dumb animals, and would end up taking some bites out of humans and other things.
     
  20. Abaddon

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    dumb= vicious? i dont think so
     

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