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Wed Nov 29, 2017, 10:38 PM

DNA analysis solves the Yeti mystery: They're bears

Source: LA Times

The origins of the Himalayan Yeti myth have been revealed at last — thanks to science.

Big furry animals, larger than humans and capable of walking on two legs do indeed roam the highest mountains on Earth, according to a study published Tuesday in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, a biological sciences journal.

But they’re not Yetis. They’re bears.

After analyzing the DNA of nine purported Yeti specimens, scientists found that five of the preserved “Yetis” were in fact Tibetan brown bears, two were Himalayan brown bears, and one -- a relic which looked like a fossilized hand -- originally belonged to an Asian black bear.

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-yeti-bears-dna-20171129-story,amp.html

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Reply DNA analysis solves the Yeti mystery: They're bears (Original post)
Zorro Nov 2017 OP
Botany Nov 2017 #1
C Moon Nov 2017 #4
Botany Nov 2017 #5
C Moon Nov 2017 #10
Dave Starsky Nov 2017 #20
C Moon Nov 2017 #2
Xolodno Nov 2017 #3
Solly Mack Nov 2017 #6
jmowreader Nov 2017 #11
Solly Mack Nov 2017 #13
yallerdawg Nov 2017 #7
eggplant Nov 2017 #14
Javaman Nov 2017 #23
SCVDem Nov 2017 #8
chowder66 Nov 2017 #9
eppur_se_muova Nov 2017 #12
JustABozoOnThisBus Nov 2017 #18
chowder66 Nov 2017 #25
Puzzler Nov 2017 #15
Binkie The Clown Nov 2017 #16
paleotn Nov 2017 #17
kydo Nov 2017 #19
Bayard Nov 2017 #24
Dave Starsky Nov 2017 #21
HAB911 Nov 2017 #22
johnnylol Nov 2017 #26

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 10:45 PM

1. Damn and I thought these guys were on the up and up

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 10:50 PM

4. :D

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Response to C Moon (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 10:55 PM

5. I have to say if people wanted to pay me money to do that scam I would do it.

You got to admit that after so many years of the "Finding Bigfoot" crew
out working and not finding one bigfoot people should have caught on.


Oh well the actor in the most famous bigfoot film confessed on his
death bed that it was all a scam.

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Response to Botany (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 11:55 PM

10. Years ago I posted your latter comment on FB, and one guy BLEW UP at me. It was crazy.

I'd always assumed it was evident by now that film was faked.

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Response to Botany (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 09:11 AM

20. Same thing with the stupid haunted house shows.

Like I say, there's a reason the show is called Ghost Hunters and not Ghost Finders.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 10:48 PM

2. That's just a bunch of sasquatch.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 10:50 PM

3. Makes sense...

Bears = Yeti

Bears = Sasquatch

Tall animal standing on its hind legs, looking human but not quite....plus usually going after live stock and not you...

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 11:06 PM

6. Yeti Bears, Yogi Bears, and Sassy Quatch Bears.

Quatch means a sound or something pudgy.

In slang, a quatch is someone who says or does something embarrassing.


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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 12:00 AM

11. How many more nicknames for Donald Trump do we need?

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 12:11 AM

13. lololol

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 11:08 PM

7. Well, that solves the "Yeti" thing.

But what about the "Abominable Snowman?" Huh? What about that?

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 12:39 AM

14. Snowcones! n/t

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 11:13 AM

23. ...

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 11:17 PM

8. But I saw it!

 

I was on the bobsleds at Disneyland and it was in the mountain.

Glowing red eyes, too!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 11:34 PM

9. I read that headline in the SNL Chicago accent... Da Bears....nt.

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 12:10 AM

12. LOL ! Same here !

I heard "Dey're Bearss" in my head.

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 08:48 AM

18. Yeah, but dese Tibetan Bears walk on two feet.

Chicago Bears need their front knuckles to walk.



Go Lions (as if)

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 01:49 PM

25. Exactly! LOL. Glad I wasn't alone. : )

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 01:42 AM

15. Lou Dobbs just called ...

“Questions remain ... “




-Puzzler

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 03:05 AM

16. Drat! It was so much fun to believe in Yeti. I'm bummed that I have to let it go. nt

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 08:29 AM

17. Interesting....

but do they each have their very own pet bunny rabbit?

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 08:53 AM

19. My dog has been known to kill those

Great Pyrenees - rumored yeti killers. They were originally breed to guard live stock in the Pyrenees mountains in France. They are not afraid to take on bears, mountain lions and yes there are stories of yetis.

My dog (Corporal Hicks), dressed as a dire wolf for Halloween. Not my dog pictured but he looks exactly like the one pictured.

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Response to kydo (Reply #19)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 12:51 PM

24. Hello fellow Pyr-Person!

I have two of these guys. And one is even named Bear.


As far as the article: Spoil Sports!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 09:14 AM

21. And those bears would have gotten away with it, too.

If it hadn't been for those meddling kids and their dog.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 09:14 AM

22. FAKE NEWS!!!!!

and the end of various stupid teeeeeveeee shows, LOL

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 06:22 PM

26. yeti..

 

it's very possible it could be bears.. if you look on you tube.. you can see many videos of actual bears walking upright like humans.. if you cover them with snow they could be mistaken as a yeti....

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