A Crazy Australian Businessman Is Trying to Make a Real-Life Jurassic Park

By Sam Gibbs on at

Obviously Clive Palmer, the eccentric Australian billionaire, hasn't learnt anything from the film; he is determined to create a cloned dinosaur for an actual, in-the-flesh, Jurassic Park. That's not going to end well.

Apparently Palmer wants to keep his pet dinosaur his new resort, along with a huge Ferris wheel, casino and other attractions. According to reports, the boffins behind the cloning of Dolly the sheep have been tapped for this project, but whether it'll actually amount to anything, who knows. First they've got to find some viable dino DNA, which will be a pretty big challenge in and of itself.

Something in me is hoping this falls flat on its face. The thought of woolly mammoths roaming plains is one thing, but I've seen Jurassic Park, and I sure as hell wouldn't want to go anywhere near that place, thanks. [SCD via Gawker]