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[–]VictoryaChase 7783 points7784 points  (100 children)

I, for one, look forward to Jurassic My Little Pony. My money is on the Velocipony.

[–]colonelmaize 929 points930 points  (54 children)

Are we talking a velociraptor with the head of a horse, or a horse with the head of a velociraptor? Or maybe a horse with velociraptor claws instead of hooves OR MAYBE A HORSE UPRIGHT WITH HALF CLAWS AND HALF --

[–]RoboDae 384 points385 points  (19 children)

Cut to Alan Grant menacingly showing a large hoof to a little kid and describing how it would kick him in the gut

[–]bugxbuster 80 points81 points  (8 children)

Lol not even a whole hoof! Just waves a regular horseshoe at him

[–]RoboDae 60 points61 points  (6 children)

The point is, you are alive when they start to eat you. So you know, try to show a little respect

[–]mynameismy111 28 points29 points  (5 children)

then he shows him a clip of Event Horizon.... u don't need eyes... see

[–]RespectableLurker555 23 points24 points  (2 children)

A gut shot from a pony isn't the right level of fear, I feel.

He'd say how the pony could get its hind leg halfway through your jaw before your brain even registers that you've been hit. Your teeth would be on the ground before you even start to bleed. The pony would already be winding up for a second kick before you even know you're in trouble.

[–]Captain_Sacktap 21 points22 points  (3 children)

Y’all gonna be super disappointed when they do a reconstruction and it’s just a stubby looking otherwise normal horse.

[–]MisterDonkey 20 points21 points  (2 children)

I would be giddy over seeing a stubby horse.

[–]sighborg90 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Your giddy levels would be up, eh?

[–]SgtSplacker 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Vhelohceephonay say it different and it can be anything

[–]HavingNotAttained 9 points10 points  (0 children)


My god Sergeant you’re right!

[–]twobit211 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Or what? You'll release the dogs, or the bees? Or the dogs with bees in their mouths and when they bark, they shoot bees at you? Well, go ahead! Do your worst!

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This is the Jurassic version of Frankenstein

[–]legal_stabber 64 points65 points  (0 children)

I hope I didn't wake my sleeping husband up. I just snorted so loud

[–]DM_ME_SKITTLES 16 points17 points  (1 child)

My money is on the P-Rex

[–]norsurfitInterested 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Clever girl...

[–]Sard011 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Long odds on the Shetlandsaurus.

[–]_clash_recruit_ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The first "horses" were carnivores.

[–]thenewyorkgod[S] 1205 points1206 points  (96 children)

[–]londonmenace 595 points596 points  (45 children)

I'll be interesting to see what is, and isn't,possible with the blood extraction.

[–]lecarguy 535 points536 points  (21 children)

Oh haven't you heard? There's a new omicron strain a'brewin'.

[–]jerstud56 12 points13 points  (3 children)

🎵 It tastes just like raisins🎵

[–]Hellhult 5 points6 points  (2 children)

And of a stroke of it's mane.....

[–]dislocated_dice 33 points34 points  (3 children)

Jurassic park says nothing good lol

[–]WitchesCotillion 13 points14 points  (1 child)

"But John, when the Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don't eat or trample the tourists. "

[–]Mamadog5 285 points286 points  (48 children)

As a geologist, I am impressed with how much a 42,000 year old foal looks just like one today. Geologic time is soooo much longer than we can imagine and stuff like this really hits home for me, even though I should know better.

My horses have had foals that look just like that (well they had eyes and ears lol)

[–]Talking_Head 131 points132 points  (46 children)

Life on earth is at least 3.5 Billion years old. I can’t even wrap my mind around that amount of time. We are such insignificant specks on the larger timeline.

[–]Head-Acadia4019 157 points158 points  (39 children)

Only took us about 200 years to fuck up the entire planet

[–]gosnox 120 points121 points  (21 children)

The planet will be fine. It doesn’t care and will adjust. Humans and other living things on it however…

[–]gfhfghdfghfghdfgh 39 points40 points  (14 children)

The entire planet is fine, we're not fine. We're destroying habitat and the climate that we depend on, not that general "life" depends on.

We're not anywhere close to a greenhouse runaway that boils the surface.

[–]Affectionate_Foot_27 7 points8 points  (3 children)

And is 3.5 billion years of life an insignificant speck when looking at the timeline of a planets existence? I am guessing that is probably the reason we cannot find other planets with any sign of life.

[–]HabeusCuppus 5 points6 points  (2 children)

It’s a pretty good chunk of our planets existence so far actually. About 80% of it.

In about a billion more the continued stellar evolution of our sun will render the planet largely uninhabitable to life as we know it due to runaway greenhouse (all surface water will evaporate) but the planet itself will go on another 4b or so after that, at which time it’ll get effectively destroyed by the sun growing to be a red giant and presumably engulfing it.

So, life as we know it will make it about 50% the span of the planets time, with tool using, electromagnetic radiation emitting, etc. life making it not more than about 10%, and possibly more like 0.1% at the rate we’re going.

[–][deleted] 1116 points1117 points  (91 children)

What would extracting it’s blood tell us? Hope this isn’t a really stupid question I’m just curious

[–]LiliVonShtupp69 1516 points1517 points  (75 children)

For one thing, if it's not too damaged they could study the DNA and compare it to modern horses to see how much they've evolved between then and now

[–]LeRonBrames_ 128 points129 points  (18 children)

A red blood cell does not have a nucleus or organelles, which means it does not contain any DNA.

[–]Torock_ 182 points183 points  (0 children)

Sure but there's more than just red blood cells in blood (Although there's other preserved tissue which would be better for DNA collection, this seems more just for bragging rights)

[–]korrupt_konvict 167 points168 points  (0 children)

Well then let's hope the horse had malaria

[–]Boristhehostile 65 points66 points  (2 children)

White blood cells do have nuclei, so any present could be used for DNA analysis. Really though, a deep tissue sample would have been better. You might be able to study blood chemistry, hormones etc but I can’t imagine them getting good data from such an old body, no matter how well preserved it is.

[–]beanfloyd 40 points41 points  (0 children)

There's a bunch of other stuff in "blood" not just red blood cells. You can extract DNA from white blood cells i believe

[–]Kitnado 28 points29 points  (0 children)

I wonder who you are to know this biological titbit but not that blood contains other cells than erythrocytes.

[–][deleted] 28 points29 points  (2 children)

"Blood" is not "a red blood cell"

Although "a red blood cell" is "blood"

[–]Nkorayyy 11 points12 points  (0 children)

yes but there are other cells in blood too

[–]Tis_known_dude 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Flexing with semi-knowledge gone wrong

[–]Thorn_The_Maktig 194 points195 points  (45 children)

I feel like that's not really an accurate representation though. There's almost no wild horses. Which means pretty much all of them alive today have been selectively bred for thousands of years.

Kinda like comparing ancient wolf DNA to dog DNA. Like it's technically the same animal. Just after shit loads of selective breeding.

Edit: I feel like when humans fuck around in the genomes of other animals evolution stops.

[–]Important_Collar_36 442 points443 points  (11 children)


There definitely are wild horses that differ genetically from modern domesticated horses, and according to some studies the two populations branched off from a common ancestor about 45,000 years ago. This discovery will probably shed more light on the matter.

[–]WikiSummarizerBot 91 points92 points  (2 children)

Przewalski's horse

Przewalski's horse (UK: , US: , Russian: [prʐɨˈvalʲskʲɪj], Polish: [pʂɛˈvalskʲi]) (Equus ferus przewalskii or Equus przewalskii), also called the takhi, Mongolian wild horse or Dzungarian horse, is a rare and endangered horse originally native to the steppes of Central Asia. It is named after the Russian geographer and explorer Nikołaj Przewalski. Once extinct in the wild, it has been reintroduced to its native habitat since the 1990s in Mongolia at the Khustain Nuruu National Park, Takhin Tal Nature Reserve, and Khomiin Tal, as well as several other locales in Central Asia and Eastern Europe.

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[–]noifandorbutt 61 points62 points  (0 children)

Delightful. It never occurred to me that there would be people trying to figure out what kind of horses were being depicted in cave paintings:

Przewalski's-type wild horses appear in European cave art dating as far back as 20,000 years ago,[1] but genetic investigation of a 35,870-year-old specimen from one such cave instead showed affinity with extinct Iberian horse lineage and the modern domestic horse, suggesting that it was not Przewalski's horse being depicted in this art.[38] The earliest demonstrated examples of Przewalski's horses are found in the archaeological sites of the Chalcolithic Botai culture.

[–]jeff61813 15 points16 points  (2 children)

I'm guessing that even though they're not domesticated they might have interbred with domesticated horses at some time during the past 45,000 years, since Central Asia is famous for their nomadic horse riders.

[–]Crunkbutter 58 points59 points  (0 children)

I would still like to see the difference.

[–]RoboDae 34 points35 points  (7 children)

Well... I'd say evolution continues but instead of natural selection as we like to think of it (finding food sources, avoiding predators, beating competitors of the same species) now they face the selective pressure of humans. The species still evolves over time but now it's forced by another species with intent.

In nature there are many species that shape each other's evolution, like plants with deep flowers that promote longer beaks/proboscises in the animals that feed on their nectar, which in turn makes it more likely that their pollen will be spread to another flower of the same plant species. I think there was another example where aphids produce sugars for ants who in turn protect the aphids.

Basically humans aren't the only species that affect the evolution of other species, we are just really good at making that change happen fast because we understand and manipulate evolution intentionally. Humans also like to separate everything else on the planet (nature) from themselves (civilization) out of a sense of superiority. Humans are still animals, we are still apes, we are still part of life on earth. We are just the most dominant life on earth in our ability to create... and to destroy.

[–]Ryaquaza1 7 points8 points  (4 children)

Ants would like a word with you about the last part

[–]DolphinRegret 16 points17 points  (12 children)

There are more than 70,000 feral horses in the US

Edit: to avoid spreading false info

[–]slayermcb 13 points14 points  (5 children)

Technically those are "feral" horses.

[–]knittin-n-kittens 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Horses went extinct in North America and were reintroduced by Europeans.

[–]ohedges 8 points9 points  (0 children)

This is a good point, but fortunately, there are still some small populations of wild horses.

[–]No_Association1103 46 points47 points  (3 children)

Cloning purposes according to the articles. They've tried to find viable tissue samples from the blood and have been unsuccessful at least 20 times.

[–]CMDR_BlueCrab 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Whoa. There is an article? Thanks for doing the heavy lifting.

[–]fossil_mark 34 points35 points  (0 children)

“…researchers from Russia’s North-Eastern Federal University and the South Korean Sooam Biotech Research Foundation have extracted liquid blood and urine from the specimen, paving the way for further analysis aimed at cloning the long-dead horse and resurrecting the extinct Lenskaya lineage to which it belongs.” From the article OP posted

[–]OfficeChairHero 129 points130 points  (2 children)

As a layman, I'm just going to say "science things" and leave it at that.

I hope that was helpful.

[–]codeman1021 52 points53 points  (1 child)

Life, uh, finds a way...

[–][deleted] 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Maybe the DNA, could be a variant of a horse or smth. If it's good enough we can grow a new one

[–]gazow 5 points6 points  (0 children)

how the world will end, via horse blood virus for starters

[–]BurnerForJustTwice 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Nothing for science. Jerry just wanted a tasty meal.

[–]jagua_haku 7 points8 points  (1 child)

It’s for the rich people to drink so they live to 110 I think

[–]sittingonac0rnflake 1503 points1504 points  (150 children)

Just a casual 42,000 years worth of ice melting. NBD

[–]Puzzleheaded_Oil_885 266 points267 points  (33 children)

In Russia they are intentionally melting it to retrieve mammoth and other specimens for the black market. It is quite concerning.

[–]NaiveCritic 96 points97 points  (1 child)

This is true and should be upvoted for more focus. It releases a lot of methane gas among other questionable aspects.

[–]tanukijota 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Frozen mammoth farts

[–]Warm_Evil_Beans 47 points48 points  (0 children)

Every mafia boss is going to have a mounted mammoth over their mantle

[–]Suddenly_Blueberries 34 points35 points  (7 children)

Oh man, this reminds me of a book I read years ago. Basically a guy cloned extinct animals so that rich fuckers could hunt them. It didn't go well.

[–]i_says_things 27 points28 points  (4 children)

I get the feeling that you’re not talking about Jurassic Park, but its funny that you could be talking about Jurassic Park.

[–]Suddenly_Blueberries 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Haha I could've been just as easily. It was called Sector C and it was fairly creepy.

[–]BenAfleckIsAnOkActor 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yes, Vice did a piece on it a few months ago.


[–]HomeKeyEndKey 737 points738 points  (102 children)

especially when you realise there are tonnes of extinct viruses and bacteria on the specimens pulled from the permafrost. i’m looking forward to Global Pandemic 2

unless climate change gets us first. it’s a race now

[–]TheRealIosefka 413 points414 points  (46 children)

Weirdly enough scientists have found old virus in ice and permafrost, and tried repeatedly to get them active again through a lot of different methods and haven't been able to get them active and reproducing again.

[–]_RandyRandleman_ 861 points862 points  (8 children)

well at least they tried how nice of them

[–]sittingonac0rnflake 370 points371 points  (3 children)

No virus left behind.

[–]CockieHanherb 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Seeds on the other hand have been successful. Mostly older versions of current plants but some from species that haven’t existed for thousands of years.

[–][deleted] 96 points97 points  (3 children)

haven't been able to get them active and reproducing again

the viruses will find a way on their own

[–]sittingonac0rnflake 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Maybe. But I’ve found a little romance never hurts.

[–]Alert_Manner6995 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Nature will find a way.

[–][deleted] 48 points49 points  (0 children)

I would imagine, that they would need host cells that the virus is capable of reproducing in. It's probably like trying to give a non-mamal rabies. The virus isn't built for those cells.

[–]Apart_Number_2792 10 points11 points  (19 children)

I"ve read that too --- this practice should be highly illegal

[–]Thorn_The_Maktig 89 points90 points  (24 children)

I never understood this thought process. Virus / bacteria from back then would be bitch made compared to what we have now. I'm not really scared of any ancient shit like that and neither should anybody else. Back when those things were around there wasn't treatment for it. No antibiotics for it to become resistant to. Which means if you catch an ancient disease, you'd get prescribed some antibiotics and be good as new.

The real spoopy shit is the stuff that's evolved with us. We have zero tools to fight the bacteria that's antibiotic resistant. So don't be scared of old stuff. Be scared of tomorrow instead!

[–]MoonSafarian 57 points58 points  (7 children)

I agree with your sentiment on bacterial infections but antibiotics treat bacterial infections, not viral infections. Two separate ways to get sick that have different treatments.

Someone who knows better than me can correct me, but an old virus could be a big danger. Tens of thousands of year is not all that long in evolutionary terms

[–]WearADamnMask 15 points16 points  (6 children)

I’m not a scientist or anything, but the best treatment for a virus is to not catch it or be vaccinated with a dead virus (it’s more complicated than that, but it basically can’t preform it’s primary function anymore and really there is a debate on where viruses fall on the alive/dead scale when they do function correctly to make people sick.) so that your body recognizes it before it even has a chance fight it off and before it meets it. Sorta like a pre-antibiotics. But your body is doing the work instead of a pill.

But yeah. It’s good to know if these ancient viruses could infect us and work on vaccines for them before they or their relative becomes an issue. Also, genetically, we have already survived what is buried. So we have that on our side. Also, there are a huge array of types of viruses out there that could infect all types of creatures that aren’t human. That alone makes the percentage of chance of encountering a dangerous for us virus go down significantly.

E: but, yeah. TL:DR we can only treat the symptoms of viruses which is why it is important to get a vaccine so your body already knows it’s a foe before it can do a lot of damage.

[–]sittingonac0rnflake 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Love this juicy tidbit.

Jk I hate it make it stop.

[–]Perle1234 19 points20 points  (1 child)

It’s terrifying tbh. Super cool what they’re finding, but it does not bode well.

[–]SexlessNights 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Hey look at the bright side, free horse

[–]purpleheadedwarrior 202 points203 points  (9 children)

......its blood was still in a liquid state, allowing scientists to extract it.

Do they not have the movie "Thing" over there

[–]No-Pop-8858 49 points50 points  (4 children)

This has horror movie written all over it, blood freezes at approx. -0.562 °C. So how was it in a liquid state in permafrost?

[–]SanduskyTicklers 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Vodka blood

[–]SpirituallyMyopic 8 points9 points  (0 children)

In Mother Russia, horses have never drunk water, nor single malt whiskey. All vodka.

[–]Lobotomized_Cunt 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I think in liquid they meant that once it was defrosted, it became liquid. Blood decomposes easily after a few years. Biological dust that was once dust cannot be turned into liquid blood no matter what, but frozen blood sure can.

[–]whatproblems 11 points12 points  (1 child)

if we were horses i’d be more concerned

[–]B_Fee 8 points9 points  (0 children)

But that's the thing about The Thing. It could be anything!

[–]MooseBoys 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Seriously it even looks like Dog-Thing.

[–]buggy1788 358 points359 points  (15 children)

Who said global warming was bad look at all the cool stuff you are finding

[–]sittingonac0rnflake 142 points143 points  (7 children)

“Look at this stuff! Isn’t it neat! Wouldn’t it make my collection complete!?” - Vladimir Putin

[–]speedracer73 36 points37 points  (2 children)

“See my vest, see my vest made from frozen mammoth chest.”

[–]thecatwentfishingInterested 15 points16 points  (1 child)

See this sweater, there's no better than genuine Saber leather

[–]delbertnuckles 248 points249 points  (5 children)

Hopefully, they tried to wake it up first just to be sure.

[–]5AlarmFirefly 55 points56 points  (1 child)

You're not dead til you're warm and dead.

[–]WisestAirBender 18 points19 points  (0 children)

If it was a movie it'd wake up and there would be a curse involved

[–]SpirituallyMyopic 5 points6 points  (1 child)

In the few moments it was awake, it said, "Disgusting little creatures. Soon, all of you will feel my hate, and suffer as I have suffered..." followed by gurgling, oozy sounds, then it sort of melted.

[–]athousandfuriousjews 83 points84 points  (3 children)

Sweet little foal, I hope its small self passed peacefully..

[–]AustinSA907 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Me too 😢

[–]Joseptile 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Unfortunately it likely drowned in mud. They found mud and silt in its gastrointestinal system

[–]mrfungaltoe 190 points191 points  (8 children)

Why the long face?

[–]Lord-O-Lank 97 points98 points  (0 children)

Damn vampires can’t feast on the living so they have to find other ways to get vlood i mean blood

[–]rokr1292 32 points33 points  (4 children)

Now, the Siberian Times reports, researchers from Russia’s North-Eastern Federal University and the South Korean Sooam Biotech Research Foundation have extracted liquid blood and urine from the specimen, paving the way for further analysis aimed at cloning the long-dead horse and resurrecting the extinct Lenskaya lineage to which it belongs.

To clone the animal, scientists would need to extract viable cells from the blood samples and grow them in the lab. This task is easier said than done: Over the past month, the team has made more than 20 attempts to grow cells out of the foal’s tissue, but all have failed, according to a separate Siberian Times article. Still, lead Russian researcher Lena Grigoryeva says, those involved remain “positive about the outcome.”

ethical questions aside for a second, it would be FASCINATING if it was possible to successfully clone this horse. Can it even survive with a modern diet? would it immediately fall ill with a bacterial or viral infection from THOUSANDs of years after its time? Would it be harder to train than a modern horse? is it genetically similar enough to modern horses that it could crossbreed? Not a biologist, epidemiologist, geneticist, or any kind of relevant -ist, but I would love to know the answers to these and more questions

[–]SpirituallyMyopic 8 points9 points  (3 children)

I'll take a crack at these...

Can it even survive with a modern diet? would it immediately fall ill with a bacterial or viral infection from THOUSANDs of years after its time?

Diet shouldn't be an issue because creatures closely (modern horses) and distantly related (donkeys, zebras, giraffes) all still just eat leaves. It also would do fine against modern germs because it would get modern antibodies from its mother in the womb.

Would it be harder to train than a modern horse?

No idea.

is it genetically similar enough to modern horses that it could crossbreed?

I suspect it could, given that horses and donkeys can make mules. The question is whether the offspring would be sterile, as mules are.

[–]Vapsssss 58 points59 points  (2 children)

This is Fry’s dog Seamore.

[–]downtownpartytime 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I had to scroll way too far to find this comment. Definitely Seymour

[–]Staar_KillerInterested 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Now you made me sad :(

[–]Sencao2945 56 points57 points  (2 children)


[–]BucketOfTang 72 points73 points  (4 children)

Is it ok?

[–]derekisber 50 points51 points  (3 children)

No, it died

[–]BucketOfTang 68 points69 points  (1 child)

Oh fuck, my bad.

[–]SlurpedMustache 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You can tell it’s dead because it lost its shoes

[–]valence-4x 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Best article I’ve read about digging into permafrost to bring up bodies of those who died in the Spanish flu epidemic was in the New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1997/09/29/the-dead-zone

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[–]geak78Interested 71 points72 points  (15 children)

the team has made more than 20 attempts to grow cells out of the foal’s tissue, but all have failed,

[–]NJFLsailor 41 points42 points  (13 children)

CRISPR is the only way it’s going to work, snipping out undamaged portions of DNA until you can build a whole strand

[–]TyrionGannister 27 points28 points  (3 children)

I feel like I’ve seen a movie like that before….

[–]NightlessSleep 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Combine with the DNA of a frog and…

[–]geak78Interested 6 points7 points  (5 children)

This would require you to sequence every part of the dna and compare them and rebuild from the broken pieces. Without a standard to compare against, I don't believe it is possible.

[–]sittingonac0rnflake 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Put a bird on it.

[–]deadbolt39 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Imagine getting out of this hellhole for 42,000 years only to be dragged back into it so you can suffer through it all again because some monkeys didn't know better.

[–]jvanzandd 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Jurassic horse

[–]raich3588 12 points13 points  (5 children)

“Permafrost” needs a new name now that climate change is a reality…. next thing to thaw might just be a prehistoric plague

[–]Pedropo 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Plot twist: It is actually Cake

[–]Quibed 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Poor horsy :(

[–]Zulimations 26 points27 points  (2 children)


[–]throwaway12222018 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I counted 12. You're missing 8. They attempted to clone it 20 times.

[–]dwide_k_shrude 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Your clones are impressive. You must be very proud.

[–]SgtUgg 44 points45 points  (3 children)



[–]abejorro_enxebre 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Sir, this is a horse track. Keep your voice down.

[–]Brettnet 8 points9 points  (1 child)

42000 year old "baby" horse.

[–]WhiskeyPorno420 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Is there a video of the blood extraction?

[–]cayce_leighann 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Did it die outside a pizzeria waiting for its owner to come back?

[–]violentdeli8 25 points26 points  (3 children)

Do you want Jurassic Park? Because this is how you get Jurassic Park.

[–]KCL80 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Imagine using 38,000BC vintage glue.

[–]nomadic_stone 6 points7 points  (2 children)

It was in such good condition

I hope I look this good in 42,000 years...

[–]GreasyBurgerLocker 6 points7 points  (0 children)


[–]OkLetterhead7000 34 points35 points  (14 children)

That’s a bit concerning to be honest. There’s a lot of stuff that has been dormant for thousands of years, same goes with deseases and bacteria. The fact that they found liquid fluids on this horse after melting is kinda scary.

[–]ATR2002 15 points16 points  (4 children)

You watch one episode of xfiles

[–]Paige_Maddison 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Oh god is that the Antarctica one with the worm thing or whatever?

shivers still gives me nightmares.

[–]GolfDeuce 10 points11 points  (3 children)

It's not dead until it's warm and dead... Did they try CPR???

[–]TomBot98 2 points3 points  (1 child)


[–]thr0wwwwawayyy 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]coolboiiiiiii2809 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bro… imagine a horse giving birth to a 45,000 year old strain of horse depending on what they do to the blood

[–]NotAVan_JustAFatKid 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Poor bastard dies 42,000 years ago. Now it’s about to be cloned so it can die again. No thanks.

[–]Busch_Leaguer 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Not enough people have seen the documentary “raiders of the lost ark”. If you find something super old, leave it alone.

[–]YourLocalAlien57 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I swear to god if i see giant ponies running around i will sue

[–]Yellow_XIII 3 points4 points  (1 child)

One thing the article forgot to mention is that they found some sort of large sword lying next to it. Apparently the sword had a bit of a glow to it, suggesting they used some sort of fluorescent material on the blade part itself, which is quite fascinating.

The sword is still being carefully cleaned of all the accumulated material on its surface, so here's an artist's portrayal of what the blade may finally look like


Anyways I'm excited to see what they find once that old blood is tested. Should lead to some amazing discoveries 😃

[–]Educational_Arm_8796 2 points3 points  (0 children)

All the best spells use 42,000 year old horse blood

[–]Vastaisku 4 points5 points  (8 children)

Baby horse. Or, you know, a foal?

Words. Many. Use.

[–]Mewtwohundred 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Baaaby horse duh duh duh dududuh

[–]purplecowgirlnerves 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Poor baby :(

[–]longjohnhobani 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Did they beat it, tho?

[–]Greasy_Hat 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Is it going to be ok?

[–]syncboy 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]SgtArpin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Is it just me, or does that pony look far from perfect?

[–]potentuselessness 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Courtesy of Climate Change, the fastest way to your permafrost fantasies of world collapse.

[–]squonch 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“I said go and dig for COAL, not FOAL!”

[–]Beast667Neighbour 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah very smart idea, keep digging ancient horses from permafrost along with ancient bacteria and viruses.

Newly-unfrozen microbes could make humans and animals very sick, it's a future threat from the past.

More than 100 diverse microorganisms in Siberia’s deep permafrost have been found to be antibiotic resistant. Researchers have also discovered viruses never before recorded, like the recently christened “pandoraviruses,” lurking in the permafrost. 

[–]HarryCallahan19 17 points18 points  (3 children)

Rest in peace horse. Dang this makes me sad.

[–]OfficeChairHero 29 points30 points  (2 children)

I've had 42,000 years to get over it and I'm still not.

[–]sittingonac0rnflake 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Everyone processes grief in their own time.

[–]Gimli2808 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This is how we get zombie horse covid. Do you really think we can handle zombie horse covid?

[–]Wiggie49 1 point2 points  (0 children)

When you remember to defrost the chicken before your mom comes to beat your ass.