Sunday, November 4, 2007

Loch Ness Monster's Cousin Found

The Loch Ness monster was first seen in 565 AD by Saint Columba who drank a lot.

A creature that was washed up on the island of Orkney in 1808 is said to be "strikingly similar" to descriptions of the Loch Ness monster.

Geneticist Dr Yvonne Gibson has researched the "Stronsay Beast" and says "its a long necked beasty just like old Nessie."
Washed up almost 200 years ago the carcass is missing its head and flipper as they were sent down to London in the 19th century and destroyed in the Blitz.

Dr Gibson, who has a degree in evolutionary, environmental and biomedical genetics from the University of St Andrews and a PhD in the field of DNA damage repair from Edinburgh's pathology department, is convinced this animal is a prehistoric survivor from the last Ice Age and is convinced that by splicing DNA from modern day Basking sharks she can re-create them in the lab.

"I know this sounds all very science fiction" said Doctor Gibson at the Highlands Science Festival , "but the technology is that advanced for us to be able to do it."

Loch Ness expert Adrian Shiner said, " I want to see Nessie as much as the next man but to play god like this is sheer madness.
Doctor Gibson may be a very attractive woman with fine pert breasts but she is totally insane."

Old Knudsen commented earlier, " yes they are quite pert."

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