thinglets: Fluorescent puppy is world's first transgenic dog

I used to be in a band called the Fluorescent Puppies... actually not, but I'm trying to kill time while I decide if this concept is cool, horrifying, or both. The above image is not created through Photoshop or using photography tricks. The dog really glows red. Using the red protein found in sea anemones, the "cloned beagle that glows could help researchers to model human disease...." Or, instead, we maybe don't need jack'o'lanterns on Halloween anymore.

thinglets: Breaking News... Eggs Contain Egg

While I know the litigious-minded proliferation of the western world with regards to out-of-court settlements with big corporations, the fear-mongering has become absurdly ridiculous when on a carton of eggs that contains pictures of eggs and a rendering of a chicken, the company has to list the allergy advice: CONTAINS EGG.

Have we been absorbed so far as consumers into the Sham-Wow death grip that in the future we will need our peanut butter to warn us of peanuts, our orange juice to warn us of oranges and our cucumbers to carry a label that says "contains cucumber"?

I also like the claim of "free range" eggs. It's good to think these eggs were allowed to graze openly on the lush plains well before they were packed. I know that PETA has been advocating for eggs to have a minimum of two weeks on the range before they are packed and subsequently boiled alive and dipped in dye for Easter festivities.

Eggs Contain Egg