TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Who Was Dolly the Cloned Sheep Named After?

July 5, 2011 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - On this day in 1996, Dolly the sheep - the first mammal to have been successfully cloned from an adult cell - was born at the Roslin Institute in Scotland.      

 

 

Answer:  Dolly Parton

The name of the buxom country singer was reportedly suggested by one of the stockmen who assisted with Dolly’s birth….after he learned that the animal was cloned from a mammary cell. 

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