Monday, January 19, 2004

Science Update

Remember the mutated fishes that glow in the dark and change color on detecting pollution? (Under the subheading "Wasteland Survival Tip.") With the current advance in science, now scientists are also able to make them two-headed.

Worth quoting:

Huang hopes the research results will be used to develop drugs to cure muscular dystrophy(1)
Sure. That'll make a good ER scene, "Sir. We have good and bad news. The good news is, you no longer have a muscular disease. The bad news is, well... I guess you've met Fred.(2) Your new head."

1: A type of muscle diseases that are marked by weakness and wasting of selected muscles. Usually, the affected muscle fibers degenerate and are replaced by fatty tissue. Somehow, that sounds like a good excuse for having a pot-belly. "I'm not lazy! I'm just suffering from a muscular dystrophy. Burp!"
2: Or Jane, for a female head.

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