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RELEASE: MARCH 2, 2012

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The wooly mammoth was the first extinct animal to have its genome sequenced. Before you get too excited, though, that doesn't mean we're around the corner from cloning one. Cloning is hugely complicated, even under the best of circumstances, and in this case, would-be cloners would be dealing with very old genetic material. That's probably a good thing, because we sequenced a human being all the way back in 2003.

In 1999, a high school in Foxworth, Miss., banned what Ray Bradbury book about book-banning because of an errant blasphemy?

A) "Animal Farm"

B) "Atlas Shrugged"

C) "Brave New World"

D) "Fahrenheit 451"

Previous answer: Tom Clancy's first book was "The Hunt for Red October."

TRIVIA FANS: Send the trivia questions you've always wanted answered, or original TriviaBits ideas of your own, with your full name and hometown, to Paul Paquet at paul@triviahalloffame.com or visit him online at www.triviahalloffame.com.

Paul Paquet has been writing trivia since the early 1990s, and has written roughly 100,000 questions.

For more, visit triviahalloffame.com or e-mail him at paul@triviahalloffame.com.

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