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One Of Australia's Richest And Craziest Mining Magnates Is Rumored To Be Planning A Real Life Jurassic Park

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Clive Palmer has made billions through his ownership of Mineralogy and other natural resource companies. He was once Australia's fifth richest man (though Forbes reports his wealth has dropped somewhat), and made headlines a few years ago for giving incredibly lavish bonuses to employees.

He's made headlines recently for other reasons, however. For one, he accused the CIA of plotting to undermine the Australian economy. He also has plans to build a 21st century replica of the Titanic.

As such, new reports in a Perth newspaper that suggest that Palmer is attempting to build a real-life Jurassic Park are being met with less skepticism than you might expect.

The Sunshine Coast Daily reports:

The controversial billionaire is rumored to be planning to clone a dinosaur from DNA so he can set it free in a Jurassic Park-style area at his new Palmer Resort in Coolum.

Mr Palmer has, apparently, been in deep discussion with the people who successfully cloned Dolly the sheep to bring his dinosaur vision to life.

Palmer has refused to comment on the rumors so far. The Palmer Resort is also said to have a 20-story sky needle and a giant, London Eye-style ferris wheel, and will not provide jobs for the locals as it will be full of "fly-in, fly-out Muslim hospitality staff".

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