Thursday, January 12, 2006
My power is out - can I borrow a piglet?
Scientists in Taiwan have successfully bred three pigs that glow in the dark.
In order to create these glowing pigs, they had to implant the DNA of jellyfish into pig embryos, which were then implanted into pigs. They are hoping that they will now be able to breed glowing pigs with the resulting offspring.
Imagine driving through the country late at night, and passing a darkened farmyard, lit only by the glowing mass of hundreds of glow-in-the-dark piggies. That's an awesome image!
Not only do the pigs glow in the dark, but they are green in the daylight. Apparently, they are green throughout their entire bodies.
Although they claim these pigs were created in order to study the effects of disease, I think we all know the real reason has to do with making Green Eggs and Ham a reality.
After all, as I've said before, what's the point in studying animals unless you get to eat them?
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