In Uruguay, scientists have genetically modified sheep so that they can glow-in-the-dark!!
They only glow under ultraviolet light though, so unless you have a black light, you'll miss these goats' special ability.
Researchers at Uruguay's Animal Reproduction Institute partnered with the Pasteur Institute of Montevideo to create the first transgenic sheep in Latin America.
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Paul McCartney REALLY cares for animals…like REALLY cares!!!
Along with his many vegetarian campaigns, including his Heart of the Country song and ad for Linda McCartney Foods, Paul also has a farm in Scotland.
A farm chock full of OLD animals!!!
Tags: animal rights, farm, inspiration, livestock, paul mccartney, scotland, sheep, wool
Podiatrist Dr. Olivier Zong, director of surgery at NYC Footcare, says “fungus breeds in dark, wet environments–conditions that are usually seen inside trendy sheepskin boots.”
Fortunately for Ugg-wearers, many podiatrists disagree.
Said Dr. Howard Shapiro, a DPM with Manhattan Podiatry:
“Foot fungus likes a dark moist environment–so any sock and shoe could provide that, especially during the winter. Foot fungus affects about 40% of the population prior to Uggs it was still affecting 40% of the population.”
That being said, if you do wear Uggs, make sure to keep your feet as dry and as clean as possible!
[Image via Charles Ruby/WENN.com.]
Tags: foot fungus, uggs, wool