DNA Doesn’t Last Forever
In the movie Jurassic Park, a small group of people gets trapped in a dinosaur theme park. Velociraptors can open doors, and other dinosaurs rampage through the theme park destroying everything in their path. While most of us probably wish we were alive during the dinosaur era just to see one in real life, let’s just say, we wouldn’t survive very long. That’s why Jurassic Park quickly became a top hit in the movie world. Scientists managed to clone DNA from a 65-million-year-old amber to create the dinosaurs, only to have disastrous results. As much as we’d like to go and clone DNA, it’s impossible. Based on the scientific facts of DNA, it has to be perfect. Even if we managed to find million-year-old DNA, it will have expired and won’t be of any use. So the next time you’re exploring your backyard and think you’ve found ancient DNA, just leave it. On another note, the movie was scientifically inaccurate when it portrayed a T-Rex running at incredible speed. Scientists discovered that T-Rexs ran at a top speed of 25 kph, which is slower than the average human. If you consider yourself a slow runner, then you’re probably in luck. By the looks of it, this movie was scientifically inaccurate in several ways (Ranker).