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Have you seen the half 'n' half chicken ?
« on: 22/01/2012 22:20:43 »


 photoshop ?,  chimeric taxidermy ?
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Re: Have you seen the half 'n' half chicken ?
« Reply #1 on: 22/01/2012 22:25:24 »
Maybe photoshopped, the feet do look different to me.  But on the other hand I've seen horses with some bizarre colour patterns.
 

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Re: Have you seen the half 'n' half chicken ?
« Reply #2 on: 22/01/2012 23:31:33 »
Quote from: RD link=topic=42875.msg378466#msg378466

Have you seen the half 'n' half?
Is this supposed to be a test of our reading skills and memory?



The photo came from this article.
http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100310/full/news.2010.114.html

I'm going with it being real, but I'm still a little lost on the exact genetics, or if it was actually manipulated.  "Nature" is usually a good source.

It is also unclear if the chicken genetics was an accident, or intentionally manipulated.  Some breeds of chickens have very distinctive coloring based on sex. 
 

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Re: Have you seen the half 'n' half chicken ?
« Reply #3 on: 23/01/2012 01:08:13 »
Doh, I didn't think my deleted post had made it on to Google.

Yes the chicken is the real McCoy: a bilateral gynandromorph, not two animals stitched together.

 

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Re: Have you seen the half 'n' half chicken ?
« Reply #4 on: 23/01/2012 09:38:40 »
Doh, I didn't think my deleted post had made it on to Google.
There are two options in Firefox:

x Block Reported Attack Sites
x Block Reported Web Forgeries.

By default, these options are enabled, and sends an update to Google for EVERY PAGE THAT A PERSON VIEWS!!

I have no doubt that they have tied this feature into their search engine.

Anyway, the chicken was cute.
I suppose to some extent the same thing can happen to humans if hormones are out of balance during development, but perhaps not on a right/left basis.
 

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Re: Have you seen the half 'n' half chicken ?
« Reply #5 on: 23/01/2012 10:41:47 »
There are two options in Firefox:
x Block Reported Attack Sites
x Block Reported Web Forgeries.

Despite the scary names I do have both of those options unchecked.

However I think my forum post must have gone to Google via TNS website, rather than via my browser.

I donít know if a duplicate of everything posted on TNS is immediately sent to Google.

There may be a delay, a sort of refresh rate, at which forums send new posts to Google, or at which a forum is scanned by Google for new posts.

If so it would be possible to make a post and delete it without it being Googleable.
 

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