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(Wired)   Scientists to breed fish that change color when water is polluted   (wired.com) divider line 17
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2001-12-26 10:14:04 AM  
I thought they did that anyway...

3Horn
 
fj
2001-12-26 10:21:27 AM  
Yes they turn green. The will breed a new fish that turns green AND goes belly up.

It's amazing what science can do.
 
2001-12-26 10:23:21 AM  
And to think we ate German Brown Trout for dinner last night
 
2001-12-26 10:25:13 AM  
Unfortunately, the color change makes them easily spotted by their predators. It also puts them in horny mode so they aint too concerned either.
 
fb-
2001-12-26 10:43:47 AM  
No more pooping in the aquarium when I'm too drunk to make it to the clothes hamper anymore.

Sigh.
 
2001-12-26 11:19:13 AM  
I thought that when they started growing 3 eyes and huge amorphous lumps of tumor on them it was sort of a big sign already.

Course, they could always just test the water. Pretty radical idea, I know.
 
2001-12-26 11:46:29 AM  
Fb-, you seem to be in rare form today. I've laughed at almost every one of your posts.
 
2001-12-26 12:02:48 PM  
Yeah Fb-, what happened over the holidays? Did you get a gift certificate to pull the switch at the next execution or something?
 
2001-12-26 12:14:44 PM  
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2001-12-26 12:16:01 PM  
crap
 
2001-12-26 12:20:55 PM  
Wow. They change from Raiders fans to Redskins fans.
 
2001-12-26 12:42:34 PM  
What this post needs is a picture of those fish from Monty Python's "Meaning of Life".
Hint Hint...
 
2001-12-26 01:29:45 PM  
Seems a lot of trouble to change a fish's genes.

Guess it's easier than going to the source of the problem of water pollution and motivating polluters to clean uo their act....
 
2001-12-26 01:48:04 PM  

Yeah, I was just thinking about Blinky from The Simpsons... "And here is pet 3-eyed goldfish, Blinky. Vote Montgomery Burns for Governer."


Guess we shouldn't go to the ol' fishin' hole, eh?

 
2001-12-26 01:52:47 PM  
This is what trashdogg was trying to do:


... and slayerswine ...


I guess I'm the general image biatch today.
 
2001-12-26 03:27:44 PM  
Holmes,
Thanks Buddy.
I wouldn't call you the general image biatch, I'd just call me "an idiot who doesn't know how to post a picture."
 
2001-12-26 07:39:28 PM  
That's what the beta release version of the fish do. The full release will spontaneously combust. AND erase your hard drive.
 
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