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Chicken will grow teeth when pigs can fly.

Well, better start searching the skies for flying pork—scientists have discovered a mutant chicken with a full set of crocodile-like chompers.

The mutant chick, called Talpid, also had severe limb defects and died before hatching. It was discovered 50 years ago, but no one had ever examined its mouth until now.

The researchers recently created more Talpids by tweaking the genes of normal chickens to grow teeth.

"What we discovered were teeth similar to those of crocodiles—not surprising as birds are the closest living relatives of the reptile," said Mark Ferguson of the University of Manchester."      ........ continued


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TenajComment by Tenaj - February 22, 2006, 3:09 pm
Too wierd. lol
konaneComment by konane - February 22, 2006, 3:13 pm
.... and too good to pass up!! Thanks for reading!!
emilygComment by emilyg - February 22, 2006, 11:47 pm
good laugh.
konaneComment by konane - February 23, 2006, 9:52 am
Thanks for reading!!

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Chicken Teeth


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"Surprise: Chickens Can Grow Teeth
By Bjorn Carey