Great Guy: Billionaire Wants To Build Jurassic Park Resort

August 1, 2012


This picture? That's my dream world (except in my dreams it's my peen instead of a flare).

Because some insanely rich people are still decent human beings, Australian 5x billionaire Clive Palmer (the same guy building a replica of the Titanic) wants to clone a dinosaur and let it loose on his property as a sort of ultra-casual Jurassic Park. I know where I want to go for my next birthday.

The controversial billionaire is rumoured to be planning to clone a dinosaur from DNA so he can set it free in a Jurassic Park-style area at his new Palmer Resort in Coolum.

Mr Palmer has, apparently, been in deep discussion with the people who successfully cloned Dolly the sheep to bring his dinosaur vision to life.

So is everyone else sporting a serious case of petrified wood right now, or is it just me? Just me huh? So I guess like, no pretending they're swords and trying to poke each other with them? That's cool, I can save it for the gym.

Thanks to Ian and Rev Doc Dom, who promised to smuggle me onto dude's property in a giant crate marked 'DINO CHOW'.

  • Why is he talking to the people who cloned Dolly? He needs to be speaking with the Koreans who've cloned a human. And you people talking about what the atmosphere was like a billion years ago need to can it.

  • DreamPhreak

    Going to need to find an animal to lay an egg that big for a baby dinosaur without rupturing all it's organs. The only one to come close is the North-African ostrich, but that's still smaller.

  • The guy is clearly an idiot.This can't end well.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    On the bright side: he could end up getting eaten like in the book... I still don't know why they changed that for the movie.

  • You can't have Lord Attenborough getting eaten!

  • Emmitt Morgans

    Billions of dollars will find a way...

  • T^T Has Hollywood taught us nothing?!

  • h2opolopunk

    I'm afraid this just isn't possible. The amber idea presented by Jurassic Park has been scientifically disproven for over a decade, and there is no known environment that will preserve DNA over 100s of millions of years intact enough tot re-create the animal. This guy is a moron.

  • That is exactly what i was thinking! DNA does not last that long in any environment that we have discovered (yet)

  • Max Baldwin

    Fact! Dinosaurs didn't breath oxygen, the atmosphere was carbon dioxide based back then. Sorry to ruin your dreams

  • oranberry

    Good lord you're stupid. Jurassic period = high levels of oxygen which resulted in larger organisms.

  • $18922249

    Prepare to get schooled! (kind of... I suck at explaining things)

    Oxygen is a final electron acceptor in the electron transport chain. There are other final electron acceptors, such as sulfur, but those are special to certain environments of the world (like thermal vents and whatnot). CO2 is a pretty stable molecule... in fact, it is incredibly stable. CO2 cannot be used to oxidize much of anything, but instead is the final product of hydrocarbon oxidation (sugars!). Mitochondria are responsible for this whole process and have remained relatively unchanged for about a billion years. This is a time frame which would include the dinosaurs. Dinosaurs had mitochondria which probably looked and functioned a lot like the mitochondria that you can find in present day birds and reptiles. Long story short... no animals breathe CO2, especially dinosaurs.

    Now you know!

    P.S. Please ignore methanogens.

  • Guest

    I would only support this if he offers dinosaur rides. :D

  • $18922249

    What a badass. I think he should try a mastadon while he is at it (not unreasonable,and probably made extinct by humans).

  • Yeah, really... Not sure why they thought we'd need so many Richard Nixon clones.

  • $18922249

    It's not the Nixon clones you have to worry about... it's the Kissinger clones...

  • tronjnsn

    If you look him up. He looks like Newman just old as fuck. Foreshadowing? He's going to be eaten by a spitting dino.

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