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Expedition to Seek Living Dinosaurs in Africa


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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:38 PM

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A young Missouri man has turned to the Internet in search of investors for his expedition into the remote jungles of Africa seeking to document undiscovered flora and fauna. That is not so unusual, but one of the creatures he hopes to find is: a living dinosaur.

The region Stephen McCullah, the organizer of the expedition, has chosen to explore is the reputed home of the Mokèlé-mbèmbé, a dinosaur-like creature said to be up to 35 feet long (11 meters), with brownish-gray skin and a long, flexible neck.Many locals believe that it lives in the caves it digs in riverbanks, and that the beast feeds on elephants, hippos and crocodiles.

McCullah posted his pitch on Kickstarter.com asking for $27,000 in donations so that he and his friends can launch the Newmac Expedition, "one of the first expeditions in this century with the goal of categorizing plant and animal species in the vastly unexplored Republic of the Congo." The preliminary four-man venture is slated to launch June 26.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:47 PM

So basically me and couple of buds want some cash so we can go on a cool trip - and bring a tranq rifle if they'll let us.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:23 PM

Is June far enough out to let them collect the whole 27K? Sounds cool to me. Good luck to them.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:51 PM

Damn it seems that i was  beaten to the punch, guess i will have to do another one after them :)

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:34 AM

I also need $27,000 for an.... expedition....Posted Image

Edited by Imaginarynumber1, 24 April 2012 - 01:34 AM.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:54 AM

Bigfoot in Hawaii expedition here I come !!!

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:24 AM

$27000 wouldnt even pay for thier flights to Africa. I would be asking for a lot more than that. Add another nought onto the end and maybe it would be enough for a proper expedition

edit.....sorry, I hate typos :)

Edited by Englishgent, 24 April 2012 - 02:25 AM.


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Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:31 AM

He has high hopes ay? Going on a search to find a dinosaur, a canine sized spider AND man eating fish. Sort of reminds me of the Jumanji world.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:50 AM

View PostEnglishgent, on 24 April 2012 - 02:24 AM, said:

$27000 wouldnt even pay for thier flights to Africa. I would be asking for a lot more than that. Add another nought onto the end and maybe it would be enough for a proper expedition

edit.....sorry, I hate typos :)

Now, funding for a 3 month (i think they want to go for 3 months) expedition aside, half that 24,000 would be gone after round trip tickets to the Congo for a group of 4 (Don't remember of the article said 4, I'm just guessing).
$2600 apiece.

I think I might need 50,00 for my...uhh..."expedition" Posted Image

Edited by Imaginarynumber1, 24 April 2012 - 02:51 AM.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:20 AM

View PostBorisIWantToKnow, on 23 April 2012 - 08:51 PM, said:

Damn it seems that i was  beaten to the punch, guess i will have to do another one after them :)
Maybe your expedition could be to find this expedition after t goes missing!

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:49 AM

There's some very funky stuff in the Congo,including cannibals I believe.Not the brightest idea.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:31 AM

"Though the team members largely lack formal education in biology or zoology, they "anticipate discovering hundreds of new insect, plant and fish species during the course of our research........Or being eaten and never heard of again"  (most likely scenario)


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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:20 PM

Actually he just wants the cash to buy and old van, a couple bags of weed, and some Bonnaroo tickets.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:56 PM

An Elephant swimming across a lake is the most likely scenario for Mokele Mbembe.These guys sound like a bunch of amateurs and they will probably never be heard from again.


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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:10 PM

View PostWearer of Hats, on 24 April 2012 - 04:20 AM, said:

Maybe your expedition could be to find this expedition after t goes missing!

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