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By bibi - / Monday 19 March 2012 23:43 / Slovenia - Ljubljana
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I did, 45. why else would OP even bother to add that little detail about the dinosaurs bones? tsk tsk everyone's so quick to call the mom an idiot too. maybe the "real, live" part of the post is what's throwing 'em off. I immediately assumed she meant to 'real', preserved bones

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I also believe she meant bones. I would have been disappointed as well. There are other uses of the word "live" for example at the museum I bet there was a real live mummy exhibit! Guess what, he's dead too.

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Not quite. There has been new advances in Dino DNA studies. They have actually been reverse engineering chickens back into dinosaurs. They also recently found Dino feathers preserved in amber. It actually isn't so far off as one might think. They've been killing them soon as they hatch but they made Dino-chickens by turning on and off proteins in embryo to give then Dino tails and fangs. DNA tests also show chickens are descended from trex. Consider that as you eat your KFC ;)

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"Real live mummy exhibit"? That phrase to me implies that the mummies are alive, and so does "real live dinosaurs". And where exactly does the OP say anything about dinosaur bones?

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That STILL doesn't make sense because the word "real" alone expresses the fact that the mummies are real (hence were once alive). The moment you use the word "live", it means that it is currently alive. A dinosaur skeleton is a real dinosaur (a part of one anyway) that used to be alive but is not a "real live dinosaur". Also, I'm pretty sure that the OP wouldn't put this on FML if the mom didn't literally expect a live T Rex walking around.

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Hah! She was only saying that because... *drumroll please* Yo mama so old she had a pet dinosaur! on a side note, she only wished to see him again and was hoping today was her lucky day.

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Museums don't show "actual" dinosaur bones in the first place. They're too fragile and valuable. Plus, you know, it kind of very clearly says "real LIVE dinosaurs" in the OP.

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