Lost your cat? No problem. Just switch on the ultra-violet light.
Researchers in South Korea have cloned a cat and modified its genes so that it will glow red under ultraviolet light.Read all about it here.
Now, why anyone would want a “glow-in-the-dark” cat, this little breakthrough begs some questions;
- Where would one get funding to conduct research of this nature? “Hi, yes I’m from the XYZ University. I wonder if you could advance me R35M to develop a “glow-in-the-dark” cat? What for? Well, good question. I’m not quite sure. Why do people climb mountains?“
- What about “glow-in-the-dark” criminals? If you’re convicted of housebreaking or something similar, you get injected with this serum that makes you glow in the dark. That way everyone will know to avoid you.
- How about a “glow-in-the-dark” pill that wears off after a day or two? Imagine hitting the clubs in luminous green or red? Wow, you’d be an instant hit.
- Animals or plants that are organically raised could be injected with this serum. Switch off the lights at the dinner table and voila, you know you’r eating an organic product.
Seems like a great idea, but don’t be surprised if the mice start queing to buy ultra-violet lamps.