Food: Meat
Mammoth Burgers   (+1)  [vote for, against]
What would you pay to eat an MB?

You've probably read that scientist discovered an entire frozen mammoth in Siberia. The scientist were struck by the freshness of smells when the mammoth's ice-coffin had been chipped away. I propose discrete portions of the mammoth be removed and sold as specialty steaks to the highest bidders. The money raised could go to an endangered species project. (There are secret societies that pay a lot to eat endangered species - the rarity makes it a power trip I suppose.)

McMammoth: Only a half dozen served.
-- jackoutofthebox, Nov 05 2002

McMammoth http://www.trussel....prehist/news135.htm
Siberian Mammoth discovered in permafrost [jackoutofthebox, Oct 21 2004]

Bedrock City http://www.roadside...t/SDCUSbedrock.html
If you must go, don't bother with the one in AZ. [half, Oct 21 2004]

Subject of a Wired magazine article from a few months back, if I recall correctly. Or was it Discover?
-- phoenix, Nov 05 2002

I wonder if potatoes were bigger back then?
-- 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Nov 05 2002

Naaaah, only a matter of time before someone sequences the DNA and breeds more Mammoths, and the scarcity value will vanish .... there will be Mammothburger joints on every street corner.
-- 8th of 7, Nov 05 2002

Half Baked - we've done this before (specifically, myself, amongst others). Not there any more as it's also Baked.
-- DrCurry, Nov 05 2002

Shouldn't that be Half-Grilled?

I thought this was going to be of the "Like a burger, but bigger" strain.
-- egbert, Nov 05 2002

Wasn't this half-baked on The Flintstones?
-- snarfyguy, Nov 05 2002

I thought those were ribs.
-- RayfordSteele, Nov 05 2002

You're right; they were.
-- snarfyguy, Nov 05 2002

The Flintstones had Brontoburgers. You can have them too. (link)
-- half, Nov 05 2002

Dinogetti and mammoth meat balls, Mmmm.
-- 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Nov 05 2002

Eh... reconstituted freeze-dried wooly mammoth jerky is NOT my idea of grub.
-- polartomato, Nov 05 2002

Bet it tastes just like chicken anyway.
-- PeterSilly, Nov 06 2002

Um, didn't they already do this? If memory serves, there was some ordeal in the 20's where some rich snobs had a $100/plate dinner with some excavated mammoth as the main course. And didn't most of them die shortly thereafter?
-- absterge, Nov 06 2002

[absterge] No, the mammoths were all quite dead by then. :)
-- Cedar Park, Jan 12 2003

Talk about freezer burn.
-- 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jan 12 2003

There's a project in Japan to clone mammoths.

Mammoth burgers are probably what they are going to do with the 'failures'.
-- lawpoop, Jul 22 2003

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