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Billionaire Rumored To Be Building A Real Jurassic Park


If you’ve ever seen Jurassic Park, you probably remember the film’s major take-away point: don’t build a theme park full of cloned dinosaurs. You know, because dinosaurs! They’ll eat you! You can’t outrun a raptor! Unfortunately for the world (but fortunately for us nerds), billionaire Clive Palmer has either never seen Jurassic Park, or has too much money to care, because rumor has it that he’s going to try to clone a dinosaur from DNA so he can set it free in his new Palmer Resort in Coolum, Australia whether we like it or not. Let’s just hope he hires a better dinosaur supervisor.

According to Sunshine Coast Daily, while Palmer has not released an official statement, a source close to the billionaire revealed that “he has been in deep discussion with the people who successfully cloned Dolly the sheep to bring his dinosaur vision to life.” Plans for his resort are also said to include “20-story sky needle and a giant, London Eye-style ferris wheel.”

Of course, any claim with the words “dinosaur” and “clone” in it is bound to be met with skepticism — according to The Brisbane Times, another source close to Palmer categorized the rumors of a Jurassic Park-style amusement park as “absolutely ridiculous.” But hey, this is the same guy that plans on building a functional replica of the Titanic, so maybe “absolutely ridiculous” isn’t a far off label for this eccentric billionaire.

So what’s it going to be, Palmer? Are you going to clone the world some dinosaurs, or will we have to be content with traveling to Universal Studios and riding the Jurassic Park ride? If you do build this park, will you be using a Unix system? Is this even possible? There are just so many questions!

But really, if this turns out to be a real thing, would you go? Or would you stay far, far away, knowing that the park would always be one power shortage away from a T-Rex on the loose?

(via Geekologie.)

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  • http://twitter.com/Batmancanseeyou BATMAN

    Instead of dinosaurs, I’d like him to bring back .90¢ gallon of gas prices. Those suckers took 20 years to go exctinct.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=873450053 Steven Grant

    you do know the average size of a dinosaur was the same size as a sheep?

  • Anonymous

    ill go if they have back-up generators.  and back-up, back-up generators.  and so forth…

  • R.O.U.S.

    I wish I had billions of dollars to carry out whatever hairbrained idea popped into my head. Must be nice.

  • http://twitter.com/RickoT1031 ƦīƈƙǒƮ

    At first there will be oo’s and ah’s, then there will be running and screaming.  Ian Malcolm has foretold this

  • Anonymous

    He must go faster.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Travis.K.Fischer Travis Kyle Fischer

    Bye Australia, nice knowing you. :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001894715906 Matthew McCrady

    It probably doesn’t matter how many billions he has, since from what I’ve read, finding complete DNA for a specific dinosaur is likely impossible. Dinosaurs weren’t mummified like the Siberians mammoths.

  • Vian Lawson

     Ahh, you worry too much; do you really think the dinosaurs will survive the drop-bears, funnel-webs, blue-ringed octopods etc?  We’re well prepared for predators here; in fact, dinosaurs might be just what we need to solve the cane toad problem. 

  • http://twitter.com/smoke_tetsu Smoke Tetsu

    Whatever you do don’t put Wayne Knight in charge of the computer system!

  • http://www.facebook.com/joshua.armon.7 Joshua Armon

     With teeth and claws like razorblades, and an appetite like a shark. 24% of its body weight in one sitting is like you or me eating 40 lbs of beef in one sitting. Baste on that! 40 freaking lbs of beef in one sitting. Not a light meal!

  • Anonymous

    He can research and dream all he wants but has dino DNA been extracted yet?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003585701325 Troy Maynard

    Hey this is my life dream to work for Jurassic park and by the way why not just use a concrete walls and have motes and some motion censors and cameras and put up allot of firewalls on the computer and you can house a dinosaur no problem.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003585701325 Troy Maynard

    OK I want you to go Google and type up dinosaur mummy and you will feel realy stupid.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=671571496 China Maybell

    I am not shocked. Humans are stupid.. if we were supposed to exist with dinosaurs.. we would not have to clone the dna to reproduce them.. this is going to be a food chain gone wrong.. we won’t be just watching people getting snatched off toilet seats by Godzilla’s family members.. keep on acting crazy and messing with dna from the past and see who will need a shuttle to the moon.. good night Columbus

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=671571496 China Maybell

    dna can be cloned from fossils.. and they have even found eggs with dried remains inside.. I know this because the dna from humans in egyptian tombs was reproduced and matched to decendants …. life is one big circle isn’t it.. and then the myans (spelled wrong) said the end of the world was in store.. perhaps this is what they meant …

  • http://www.facebook.com/aussie.mel84 Melissa Francis

    It would be interesting to see, until the first one got loose.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rory-Searle/1043431011 Rory Searle

    Is Clive Palmer that crazy, doesn’t he know that some dinosaurs cause destruction and carnivores would eat everyone on Austrailia, if he doe’s not get them under control or he will have to give up his $16,70000000000000 money for his mistake.