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

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by O Face, May 3, 2013.

  1. O Face

    O Face Well-Known Member VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    13,822
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    9,475
    Likes Received:
    6,959
    Someone please explain this to me, please. Matt T, your explanation is of particular interest.

    [​IMG]

    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.

    ***

    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.


    ***

    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:
     
  2. basketcase

    basketcase Pissed that Naz only has 2 legs

    Reputations:
    24
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2013
    Messages:
    34,576
    Likes Received:
    5,974
    Wow that's interesting. It sure looks like an alien to me
     
  3. Real

    Real Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    2,540
    Likes Received:
    323
    Yeah that's an alien.



























































    :rolleye:
     
  4. TagMan

    TagMan Active Member

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2012
    Messages:
    2,277
    Likes Received:
    0
    dead baby
     
  5. O Face

    O Face Well-Known Member VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    13,822
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    9,475
    Likes Received:
    6,959
    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.
     
  6. TagMan

    TagMan Active Member

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2012
    Messages:
    2,277
    Likes Received:
    0
    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

    Reputations:
    4,792
    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2012
    Messages:
    21,909
    Likes Received:
    6,228
    It's so cute and little. I want one!
     
  8. cheezedbyfate

    cheezedbyfate Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    3
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    5,519
    Likes Received:
    98
    ack ack
     
  9. Shivvy

    Shivvy Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    29,296
    Joined:
    May 23, 2011
    Messages:
    127,275
    Likes Received:
    49,748
    found it a decade ago and w're just now hearing about it
     
  10. GHP

    GHP New Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Messages:
    40,383
    Likes Received:
    6
    Kanye's great-grandfather

    :fil:
     
  11. cheezedbyfate

    cheezedbyfate Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    3
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    5,519
    Likes Received:
    98
    its howards miscarried baby
     
  12. O Face

    O Face Well-Known Member VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    13,822
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    9,475
    Likes Received:
    6,959
    :lol: