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(Asahi Shimbun)   TEPCO, where the pets glow   (ajw.asahi.com) divider line 33
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2013-10-23 09:02:02 AM  
Dyslexically nice.
 
2013-10-23 11:14:06 AM  
Sad.  Domesticated animals don't do that well without human help anyways, adding in radiation doesn't help matters.
 
2013-10-23 11:16:03 AM  
I have no idea what you're talking about so here's a glowing bunny.

www.beyondnuclear.org
 
2013-10-23 11:16:22 AM  
It's a healthy glow!
 
2013-10-23 11:16:32 AM  
The animals mooed AND meowed? Sounds like they already mutated. Might be cute, though.
 
2013-10-23 11:18:28 AM  

ransack.: The animals mooed AND meowed? Sounds like they already mutated. Might be cute, though.


images.mynikonlife.com.au
 
2013-10-23 11:22:40 AM  
i.imgur.com
Kitty has reached critical mass.
 
2013-10-23 11:22:55 AM  
BAAA!

netstorage.discovery.com
 
2013-10-23 11:32:53 AM  
If I've learned anything from TV, movies, and comics (and I think I have), it's that exposure to radiation leads to the development of superpowers. The only reason we aren't seeing flying cats and dogs, shooting lasers from their eyes is because there aren't any cameramen left over there.
 
2013-10-23 11:36:04 AM  

wxboy: ransack.: The animals mooed AND meowed? Sounds like they already mutated. Might be cute, though.


Damn, that's cute! They should let out the rest of the radioactive water ASAP
 
2013-10-23 11:41:26 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: If I've learned anything from TV, movies, and comics (and I think I have), it's that exposure to radiation leads to the development of superpowers. The only reason we aren't seeing flying cats and dogs, shooting lasers from their eyes is because there aren't any cameramen left over there.


Cameraman, you have lymphoma.
 
2013-10-23 11:48:09 AM  
i42.tinypic.com

/Need some fluorescing fish for your tank?
 
2013-10-23 11:52:38 AM  
What about the pet turtles?

img443.imageshack.us
 
2013-10-23 11:54:26 AM  
So, exactly how much tritium have these animals consumed?

I'm assuming its tritium that makes they glow since I'm pretty sure that they aren't giving off chernenkov radiation....

/DNRTFA
 
2013-10-23 11:54:39 AM  
HOTY contender right there...

Raaaaadiation has a first kind, it's G-A-M-M-A
It also has some other kinds, like neutron and Betae,
Ohhhh I soak up zoomies every day,
And if you ask me why I'll saaaaaaayyy...

'Cause radiation has a way,
of farking up your DNA.
 
2013-10-23 11:54:48 AM  

ransack.: The animals mooed AND meowed? Sounds like they already mutated. Might be cute, though.


Beware the chicken cow.  This beast comes out when it is 25 degrees below zero.  It can rip your head off.  It can fly as high as a bird.  It can bite your face.
 
2013-10-23 11:56:25 AM  
Even now, he is taking care of 50 head of cattle, two ostriches, a pony and several dogs and cats. His house has electricity, but no gas and running water. He gets around that problem by using gas cartridges for cooking and taking water from a spring.

THAT SOUNDS SAFE!
 
2013-10-23 12:06:52 PM  

Walker: Even now, he is taking care of 50 head of cattle, two ostriches, a pony and several dogs and cats. His house has electricity, but no gas and running water. He gets around that problem by using gas cartridges for cooking and taking water from a spring.

THAT SOUNDS SAFE!


Probably equal to or safer than living with equal to or greater than 53 radioactive animals.
 
2013-10-23 12:10:32 PM  
"Matsumura said he had taken steps to stop the cats and dogs from breeding."

Is this supposed to be left up to my imagination? Did he perform crude, DIY neutering? Does he keep them separated by fences? Or does he sit down with the males to explain how innocent and precious his female animals are, as he cleans his guns and chambers his shotgun with a loud "chook chook"? Maybe he doesn't let them visit behind closed doors.
 
2013-10-23 12:14:52 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: If I've learned anything from TV, movies, and comics (and I think I have), it's that exposure to radiation leads to the development of superpowers. The only reason we aren't seeing flying cats and dogs, shooting lasers from their eyes is because there aren't any cameramen left over there.


You've never seen a flying kitteh?

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-10-23 12:15:29 PM  
i42.tinypic.com
 
2013-10-23 12:32:56 PM  
Ostrich, is he sure it's not Rodan.
 
2013-10-23 12:57:13 PM  
Beware the chicken cow.  This beast comes out when it is 25 degrees below zero.  It can rip your head off.  It can fly as high as a bird.  It can bite your face.

Snort
+1
Wesley Willis RIP
 
2013-10-23 01:37:51 PM  

tallen702: I'm assuming its tritium that makes they glow since I'm pretty sure that they aren't giving off chernenkov radiation....


Tritium doesn't glow either. Radioactive light sources mix it with a phosphor which emits light after absorbing energy from the decaying isotope.

/and the glowing animal pics in this thread are from green fluorescent protein.
 
2013-10-23 01:59:32 PM  

Walker: Even now, he is taking care of 50 head of cattle, two ostriches, a pony and several dogs and cats. His house has electricity, but no gas and running water. He gets around that problem by using gas cartridges for cooking and taking water from a spring.

THAT SOUNDS SAFE!


Wow, I came here to say exactly that in exactly the same way.

blatz514: Sin_City_Superhero: If I've learned anything from TV, movies, and comics (and I think I have), it's that exposure to radiation leads to the development of superpowers. The only reason we aren't seeing flying cats and dogs, shooting lasers from their eyes is because there aren't any cameramen left over there.

You've never seen a flying kitteh?

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x454]


I hate that guy and what he did to his cat. It doesn't help that he did this right when my own cat died.
 
2013-10-23 02:09:43 PM  

Mike Chewbacca: blatz514: Sin_City_Superhero: If I've learned anything from TV, movies, and comics (and I think I have), it's that exposure to radiation leads to the development of superpowers. The only reason we aren't seeing flying cats and dogs, shooting lasers from their eyes is because there aren't any cameramen left over there.

You've never seen a flying kitteh?

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x454]

I hate that guy and what he did to his cat. It doesn't help that he did this right when my own cat died.


I don't think the cat really minded as it was dead at the time. Hell I hope someone does this to me when I die, so they can fly my body around. Naked.
I can be the first arial trench digger.

'Coming in for a landing!" *plonk*
 
2013-10-23 02:11:53 PM  

Ivo Shandor: tallen702: I'm assuming its tritium that makes they glow since I'm pretty sure that they aren't giving off chernenkov radiation....

Tritium doesn't glow either. Radioactive light sources mix it with a phosphor which emits light after absorbing energy from the decaying isotope.

/and the glowing animal pics in this thread are from green fluorescent protein.


So, I need to paint the tritium enriched animals in liquid Tide before they actually glow? Too much work......

Saw the bit about the glowing animals in Nat Geo magazine a while back. I think they said they used something from jellyfish to get that to happen?
 
2013-10-23 02:37:50 PM  

tallen702: I think they said they used something from jellyfish to get that to happen?


Yes, it's one of the great examples of how basic scientific research can pay off in unexpected ways. A chance discovery from looking at jellyfish turned into an essential tool for biological and genetic research. The glowing pets are just a novelty; the real value comes when you attach the fluorescent protein to specific cells, or specific parts of cells, and then observe them under a microscope. It really is worth spending a few minutes to browse the Wikipedia entry and to search for a few GFP videos on YouTube.
 
2013-10-23 02:57:30 PM  
Article fails, doesn't show his photo's. they must have a bandwidth restriction.
 
2013-10-23 03:41:13 PM  

Ivo Shandor: tallen702: I think they said they used something from jellyfish to get that to happen?

Yes, it's one of the great examples of how basic scientific research can pay off in unexpected ways. A chance discovery from looking at jellyfish turned into an essential tool for biological and genetic research. The glowing pets are just a novelty; the real value comes when you attach the fluorescent protein to specific cells, or specific parts of cells, and then observe them under a microscope. It really is worth spending a few minutes to browse the Wikipedia entry and to search for a few GFP videos on YouTube.


Of course, it's still weird to see glowing fish in the pet section at Meijer. (Yes, I know they aren't radioactive.) The research is amazing, and I'm all for it, but... well, I'll stick to bettas as far as pets go. Glowing tetras just are not my thing.
 
2013-10-23 05:22:58 PM  
Naoto Matsumura kept a visual record of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. But the images he snapped are not of neighbors and others who were forced from their homes. His photos are of the livestock and pets that were left to fend for themselves after residents were ordered to evacuate as radiation spewed from nuclear reactors.

...but we can't let you see them, because they're secret.
 
2013-10-23 06:33:20 PM  

ChipNASA: I have no idea what you're talking about so here's a glowing bunny.

[www.beyondnuclear.org image 466x399]


Bluebell?
 
2013-10-23 07:15:11 PM  

MythDragon: Mike Chewbacca: blatz514: Sin_City_Superhero: If I've learned anything from TV, movies, and comics (and I think I have), it's that exposure to radiation leads to the development of superpowers. The only reason we aren't seeing flying cats and dogs, shooting lasers from their eyes is because there aren't any cameramen left over there.

You've never seen a flying kitteh?

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x454]

I hate that guy and what he did to his cat. It doesn't help that he did this right when my own cat died.

I don't think the cat really minded as it was dead at the time. Hell I hope someone does this to me when I die, so they can fly my body around. Naked.
I can be the first arial trench digger.

'Coming in for a landing!" *plonk*


Think about the steps necessary to do that to your beloved pet. Could YOU do that to your cat or dog?
 
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