Thursday, February 09, 2012

Could this really be the return of the woolly mammoth?



The Sun recently revealed a "jaw-dropping" live footage of what people claim as a live woolly mammoth! The video, taken last summer in Siberia, became somewhat of a viral phenonmenon striking lots of interest online. Firstly, this is news from The Sun and everyone knows 'The Sun' isn't exactly considered as a legit source. Secondly, the video is so hazy and blurry, it might as well be a dirty elephant that rolled around in mud..or anything!

Watch it for yourself and let me know what you think.


Thankfully, most people aren't gullible enough to fall for this. Here are the two theories that emerged from online discussions:

1) It's fake, the 'woolly mammoth' was digitally manipulated and the video is intentionally blurry.
2) It's a real video but it's just a wild grizzly bear with a fish in its mouth.

Which theory do you believe?  Do you have your own ideas on what this creature is?

For those who are interested in this topic, check out this interesting article here on whether science is capable of cloning a woolly mammoth or click here to learn about this fasinating creature. Both are great reads!

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57 comments:

  1. I would argue that it is faked. Of course, sometime in the future, we might actually be able to "bring back" the wooly mammoth via genetic cloning, but we aren't there yet. :-)

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    1. True! And I hope we don't bring them back without considering factors like their natural habitat and whether or not they pose a threat to the existing ecosystem.

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  2. I think it's a bear with a fish. There appears to be a gap at the top of the "trunk" that would be the narrowing of the head/tail of the fish.

    Or I'm an idiot. Neither is really a crazy idea.

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    1. What I was about to say. I have seen bears catch fish and when they bring it to land this is how they carry it. Though its usually horizontal then vertical but yeah, this is a bear with a fish, you can even see the fish or "tusks" move opposite of the head of the bear/mammoth.

      I wish it were a mammoth. How bad ass would that be.

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    2. I wish it was a real mammoth too! That would be amaaazing.

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    3. Good point!! It doesn't really look like a trunk all that much.

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  3. Defo a grizzly with a fish in it's mouth, shame though, wooly mammoths are cool hehe :) & consider yourself tagged in my post :))))
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  4. It was a Mammoth but well we were hungry and who could resist a Mommoth deep fried with chips and chilli sauce

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    1. Well anything deep fried does taste good!

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  5. It looks way, way too small to be a mammoth. Also, the tusks of a mammoth are not that small, not to mention the fact that it walks exactly like a grizzly bear.

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    1. Oh ya, I didn't even think about the size!

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  6. I'm thinkin bear with a fish in it's mouth!
    Sweet post though.
    Following!

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  7. Haha, how awesome would that be! I am not sure I buy it though...

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  8. I think, it's fake! Period! hahaha!


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  9. thats quite amazing. needs further investigation i think.

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  10. if it was true, it would be very exciting~!! ^o^

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  12. BAHAHA wow, what the sun will do to get more ratings. i think its a bear with a fish in his mouth.

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    1. Yeah, so much for the "jaw-dropping"

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  13. I'd say it's fake, the movement just seems off, would be really cool if there actually were some alive though.

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    1. True! I wish I could see a real one

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  14. I'm inclined to the grizzly bear theory, although that fish looks a little big

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  15. nice blog


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  16. I'd love to think it's real, but then again what would they do with it besides put it in a zoo/jail, anyway?

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    1. That's true, they wouldn't leave it alone :\

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  17. Nice video, Few years ago I remember watching a series where scientists were trying to clone Mammoth and again ICE AGE series added to the fascination.

    I think its a fake but I seriously hope they revive this extinct animal.

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  18. sun= fakest fake news provider
    i think that fact's enough to bring about closure to this matter/

    yanyways, fun blog up in here! think i'll pitch up a tent and hang around from now on! =)

    cheers!

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  20. Oh! I tagged you on my blog (Un)Sacred Gems.

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  22. O_______O

    AS IF!!! Sun is not legit and the video is so blurry - could be a real elephant or even edited! PAH!!

    J <3

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  23. Hello,
    Where do you find these unusual things--the suitcase/toilet and now the woolly mammoth?
    I can't wait to learn of the next phenomenal thing you discover!

    Peace.

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    1. Thanks a lot!! I usually read a lot of articles from various random sites online so that helps :D

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  25. Until they make one in a lab via cloning I'm not biting.

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  26. mmmm, i'm sceptical, i think it's a hoax...

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  27. Such an interesting research! Would be crazy if they'd really return!

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  28. Thanks!! for stop by! enjoy your blog too!!!! def following you!! stop by more often!

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  29. Bear with a big fish methinks but interesting to watch :) x

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