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Big Foot and the Loch Ness Monster may or may not be hoaxes, but research into their existence can still yield meaningful scientific knowledge.

Scientific American relates the story of Charlotte Lindqvist, a geneticist at the University at Buffalo who, a few years back, examined some fur and bone samples provided by a film crew searching for Big Foot. The samples, they thought, could prove the existence of the big hairy beast.

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