Did anyone see that tiny alien they found in the desert in Chile?

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  1. O Face

    O Face VIP Extreme Gold

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    Someone please explain this to me, please. Matt T, your explanation is of particular interest.

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    A teensy skeleton with a squashed alienlike head may have earthly origins — but the remains, found in Chile's Atacama Desert a decade ago, do make for quite a medical mystery.

    Apparently when the mummified specimen was discovered, some speculated that it was an alien that had somehow landed on Earth, though the researchers involved never suggested this otherworldly origin.


    Now, DNA and other tests suggest that the individual was a human and may have been 6 to 8 years of age when he or she died. Even so, the remains were just 6 inches (15 centimeters) long.

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    The genome sequencing suggested that the creature was human, though 9 percent of the genes didn't match up with the reference human genome; the mismatches may be due to various factors, including degradation, artifacts from lab preparation of the specimen or insufficient data.


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    http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/20...leton-from-chile-poses-a-medical-mystery?lite


    Ok so this is a 6-8 year old that is 6 inches long? And 9% of the DNA doesn't match. :bigthink:
     
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    basketcase Pissed that Naz only has 2 legs

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    Wow that's interesting. It sure looks like an alien to me
     
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    Yeah that's an alien.



























































    :rolleye:
     
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    dead baby
     
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    DNA and other tests suggest that the individual was a human and may have been 6 to 8 years of age when he or she died.
     
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    though 9 percent of the genes didn't match up with the reference human genome; the mismatches may be due to various factors, including degradation, artifacts from lab preparation of the specimen or insufficient data

    dead midget baby
     
  7. Reggae Mistress

    Reggae Mistress Old Catcher's Mitt

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    It's so cute and little. I want one!
     
  8. cheezedbyfate

    cheezedbyfate Well-Known Member

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    ack ack
     
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    Shivvy Well-Known Member Banned User

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    found it a decade ago and w're just now hearing about it
     
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    GHP New Member Banned User

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    Kanye's great-grandfather

    :fil:
     
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    its howards miscarried baby
     
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    :lol: