"Jurassic Park" is called a sci-fi movie for a reason. Given that the events that lead to the replication of dinosaurs stretch the imagination, believing in the movie takes a major leap in logic.
And yet, it all seems kind of possible -- finding a prehistoric mosquito preserved in amber, extracting dinosaur blood from it, then using the DNA in that blood to clone the extinct species.
Unfortunately, it's not possible for at least one very specific reason: That mosquito we see in the movie? It doesn't drink blood.
Navy entomologist Joe Conlon tells Business Insider that though mosquitoes did buzz around 170 million years ago, the particular species in the 1993 film (Toxorhynchites rutilus) doesn't feed on blood.
Of course, that isn't the only mistake in the movie. Dinosaur DNA is too fragile to survive for centuries, and even if scientists could figure out a way to do it, it would "be a disaster, probably worse than what some movies have fictionally predicted."
Hear that, "Jurassic Park 4" writers? Might as well go whole hog!
[via Business Insider]