I just had to teach my computer to recognize “de-extincting” as an actual word, because it’s a thing now. (Then I had to teach it to recognize the word both with and without a capital D at the beginning. Shouldn’t a computer be smart enough to recognize that it’s the same word? If it was only trying to get me to capitalize the word then it would have underlined it in blue rather than red. Really, Bill Gates, do better!) It means to bring back to life a creature that is extinct. A new project called Colossal has been undertaken for the express purpose of de-extincting wooly mammoths. Sounds good to me. I figure the odds of me getting trampled when the resurrected mammoths go on the inevitable rampage are fairly low, especially since the plan is to reintroduce those mammoths to the Arctic.
That’s plenty cool enough, but all us Monsterkidz are thinking he same thing: what *other* creatures might this technology be able to bring back to life? Sabretooths? Direwolves? I’d say yes and yes. Again, figuring my chances of getting eaten by one of these reanimated—sorry, de-extinctioned (there’s another word I’ve got to teach my computer to recognize!)—beasts remains pretty low.