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Reanimated Lobsters?

timothy posted more than 10 years ago | from the cockroach-of-the-sea dept.

Biotech 104

SYFer writes "Trufresh, a Connecticut-based frozen food company claims that lobsters frozen with its special freezing process sometimes come back to life when thawed. If these claims prove true, will the dubiously regarded field of "cryonics" finally get some respect?" If people were more like lobsters, maybe. The company's success rate at reviving lobsters after short-term freezing (at -40 degrees) is 12 out of 200.

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Don't forget... (4, Funny)

wizbit (122290) | more than 10 years ago | (#8573857)

LOBSTER STICKS TO MAGNET [albinoblacksheep.com]

Re:Don't forget... (1)

c.emmertfoster (577356) | more than 10 years ago | (#8576513)

Your link is slow as hell, so I did a google search for lobster.swf and turned up a huge number of really [jeffgill.net] , really [cmdmusic.com] wierd [virtualdirk.com] links [seafish-education.org.uk] . I've done some bizzare searches [google.com] in my day, but this one probably takes the cake.

Ice Fishing (4, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8573875)

I used to go ice fishing as a kid. We'd just throw the fish on the snow. They'd freeze solid. At home we'd toss them in water and they all came back do life, only to die minutes later. Clearly the article is about something quite different, but I'm not stunned.

Re:Ice Fishing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8573895)

Duh!

My comment can be read two different ways. The fish died because we killed them. I have no idea how long they would survive if we left them alone.

Re: Ice Fishing (5, Funny)

Black Parrot (19622) | more than 10 years ago | (#8573969)


> My comment can be read two different ways. The fish died because we killed them. I have no idea how long they would survive if we left them alone.

Kill them once, shame on you; kill them twice, shame on them.

Re: Ice Fishing (4, Funny)

ibbey (27873) | more than 10 years ago | (#8574014)

Kill them once, shame on you; kill them twice, shame on them.

I think a certain bowl of Petunias would disagree with you on this one...

Re: Ice Fishing (2, Interesting)

Black Parrot (19622) | more than 10 years ago | (#8573928)


> I used to go ice fishing as a kid. We'd just throw the fish on the snow. They'd freeze solid. At home we'd toss them in water and they all came back do life, only to die minutes later. Clearly the article is about something quite different, but I'm not stunned.

A few years ago there was a news story about a kid who got lost in a blizzard. When they found her(?) she was "stiff as cordwood" and had a heart rate of 4 beats/minute. But they thawed her out OK.

Re: Ice Fishing (1)

OwlofCreamCheese (645015) | more than 10 years ago | (#8580400)

homer and krusty look like clones because the joke was that the kids hate their dad and couldn't care less about him... but absolutely adore a person that is basicly the same but on television.

Re: Ice Fishing (2, Funny)

mcmonkey (96054) | more than 10 years ago | (#8580518)

A few years ago there was a news story about a kid who got lost in a blizzard. When they found her(?) she was "stiff as cordwood" and had a heart rate of 4 beats/minute. But they thawed her out OK.

Yeah, but how did she taste?

Re: Ice Fishing (1)

MagicDude (727944) | more than 10 years ago | (#8596512)

Cold does have a unusual property of sometimes slowing down a person's normal metabolic and physiological functions to the point where it's hard to even detect it. There have been documented cases of people frozen stiff but having heartrates of less than 10/min. EMT's are trained to check the pulse of a person who's been frozen for a good minute to detect things like that, otherwise it's easy to assume that the guy is dead. Granted, it's not all that common, but it does happen enough that resusitation efforts are made on all patients who are suffering from cold induced injuries. They aren't dead until they're warm and dead.

Re:Ice Fishing (3, Funny)

pr0c (604875) | more than 10 years ago | (#8574415)

You've convinced me to do an experiment...

I need 200 volunteers. Only 12 or so of you will make it through this experiment but it is a sacrifice I'm willing to make.

Selective breeding (2, Interesting)

jhoger (519683) | more than 10 years ago | (#8573876)

If true they could do some selective breeding and increase the survival rate...

Of course, that presumes the ones that survive can still breed, or that usable reproductive material is extracted before freezing.

Re:Selective breeding (4, Insightful)

datababe72 (244918) | more than 10 years ago | (#8574038)

It also presumes that the survival of any single lobster is due to some positive genetic component, and not just random chance or subtle variations in the freezing technique/time frozen. The article doesn't really have enough detail to tell whether or not their techniques are rigorously standardized.

I don't know enough about lobsters to know whether there is a plausible genetic component. I do know that certain types of deep sea fish have proteins that bind to ice particles in their blood, thereby allowing them to live happily in very, very cold water. The proteins are called antifreeze proteins. A quick search on PubMed turned up no mention of whether or not they exist in lobsters, but they do seem to exist in bacteria and plants as well as the arctic fish I was originally thinking of.

Re:Selective breeding (2, Funny)

jhoger (519683) | more than 10 years ago | (#8574138)

Agreed... could be something it ate. Or it's just a particularly ornery lobster.

My hypothesis would be a genetic component there, which the antifreeze protein you are suggesting would fit with.

Not that big of a deal... (4, Interesting)

ibbey (27873) | more than 10 years ago | (#8573968)

I worked in Alaska on a crab processing ship, & we used to do the same thing to crabs all the time. You'd toss them in the brine (salt water cooled well below freezing) for a few minutes & they'd come back to life pretty consistently. Crab's (& presumably lobsters as well) are pretty simple life forms, so they respond just fine to the freezing.

Re:Not that big of a deal... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8577455)

Maybe this would work with Cowboy Neal then.

Re:Not that big of a deal... (1)

captainClassLoader (240591) | more than 10 years ago | (#8581559)

You worked on a crab processing ship? My understanding was that occupation qualifies as: Most. Dangerous. Job. Ever.

Re:Not that big of a deal... (3, Interesting)

ibbey (27873) | more than 10 years ago | (#8585597)

I was on a processing ship, so it was basically a factory that happened to be in the middle of the ocean. The dangerous job is crabbing, actually going out & catching the crabs. That is extremely dangerous, but it paid well. You were paid according the catch, and once you'd been on the ship a few seasons & earned a full share, it is possible to make $25,000 during a two-week King crab season. But you work 21 hours a day, seven days a week, moving around 1000 pound crab traps, often in sub-zero conditions, on a slippery, wildly rocking boat. Because of the speed at which you need to work, it's not possible for you to wear a life jacket, and if you go overboard, you'll be dead in about 4 minutes. Oh, and the crabs can easily take off a finger.

I briefly thought about trying to get a job on a crabber, but promptly realized that I wasn't cut out for that sort of work & stuck to the shitty processing job.

What about... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8585741)

Fireworks QA inspector
Football date at CU
Bull semen collector

Re:What about... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8588151)

Actually, I think they reanimate Chuck Conners and film another episode of "Thrill Seekers" for the last one.

A Wonderful Innovation for the Culinary Industry (1)

Meneudo (661337) | more than 10 years ago | (#8573970)

Well, as far as practical uses go (with the lobster) this could revolutionize the cooking industry! Imagine being able to have live lobsters available at an instant's notice! No more having to worry about keeping the little buggers alive, just freeze 'em til you need your customer to pick out his lobster, then kill him and cook it!

Re:A Wonderful Innovation for the Culinary Industr (4, Funny)

RobertB-DC (622190) | more than 10 years ago | (#8574026)

just freeze 'em til you need your customer to pick out his lobster, then kill him and cook it!

But if you kill your customer, who will pay for your delicious lobster dinnner?

(Comment is particularly disconcerting coming from a user named "Meneudo"...)

Re:A Wonderful Innovation for the Culinary Industr (1)

Chester K (145560) | more than 10 years ago | (#8574055)

Well, as far as practical uses go (with the lobster) this could revolutionize the cooking industry! Imagine being able to have live lobsters available at an instant's notice!

The fact that they don't tend to live very long after being unfrozen indicates that they're not nearly "as good as fresh".

Hmmm... (2, Interesting)

Undefined Parameter (726857) | more than 10 years ago | (#8573984)

The blurb reminds me of this [bash.org] classic. Only six percent of the lobsters survive being frozen.

On the other hand, I seem to recall watching a PBS "Nature" show which included a bit about a species frog (or toad?) that survived the frozen winter through some sort of hibernation, and I have to wonder if that's similar to what is going on with these lobsters.

In the mean time, I'm going to stay away from the lobster ice cream.

~UP

Poor lobsters (5, Funny)

Anonymous Crowhead (577505) | more than 10 years ago | (#8574005)

Frozen to death, reanimated, then boiled to death.

Re:Poor lobsters (1)

Jahf (21968) | more than 10 years ago | (#8574385)

Exactly. Interesting phenomenon but will absolutely NEVER support it as an industry practice. We're cruel enough to the tasty critters already! :)

Don't be so certain (2, Insightful)

cgenman (325138) | more than 10 years ago | (#8574681)

I doubt public outcry will be so large. If there was a way to keep lobsters live before reaching the store by simply freezing them, I'd be surprised if we didn't see a bumper crop of cheap live lobster. The public doesn't have to see the reanimation process, so they would be nonethewiser.

As you said, we're cruel enough to the tasty critters already. What's one more freezing going to do?

Re:Don't be so certain (1)

Jahf (21968) | more than 10 years ago | (#8578159)

Oh I wasn't saying no one would support it, just me. I don't have a problem being a carnivore, but various slaughter/harvest practices definitely hit the cruel level. If it isn't necessary to do the freeze/thaw/boil routine, and who hasn't seen live lobsters at their grocery store, then why?

Re:Don't be so certain (1)

Wycliffe (116160) | more than 10 years ago | (#8585517)

>
>If it isn't necessary to do the freeze/thaw/boil routine, and who hasn't seen live lobsters at their grocery store, then why?
>

Of course, you are assuming that it is less cruel to live transport them than to freeze/thaw them. Transporting animals is also extremely stressful and it could very possibly be more humane to freeze/thaw them with them feeling nothing in between than roughly transporting them all the way.

Re:Poor lobsters (1)

dpilot (134227) | more than 10 years ago | (#8574753)

You forgot about being drowned in hot molten butter, too.

Hot molten butter (1)

fm6 (162816) | more than 10 years ago | (#8574949)

No, that's the only good part.

Re:Hot molten butter (1)

Tenfish (748408) | more than 10 years ago | (#8575324)

And then subjected to a fairly simple mastication and extrusion process.

Re:Hot molten butter (1)

fm6 (162816) | more than 10 years ago | (#8576213)

I'm waiting for the Republican attack ad: "Not only does John Kerry masticate, he encourages his children to do so as well!"

Flash Freezing... (5, Informative)

OneFix Away (762537) | more than 10 years ago | (#8574040)

It's called flash freezing and it works...in theory...

Problem is, ice crystals form in the soft tissue...in humans, ice crystals form inside of the brain tissue and cause brain damage. This is the problem with cryogenics...

If we fix the ice crystal problem, we still can't fix the damaged tissue in those folks that have frozen their bodies/heads/etc before...

This is why it's pretty dumb to pay to be frozen until we can reverse the process and revive a person...

Re:Flash Freezing... (2, Interesting)

FattMattP (86246) | more than 10 years ago | (#8574185)

If we fix the ice crystal problem, we still can't fix the damaged tissue in those folks that have frozen their bodies/heads/etc before...
The people in those situations were banking on nanotechnology having progressed enough that something would be able to repair the damage before reviving them.

Re:Flash Freezing... (3, Insightful)

OneFix Away (762537) | more than 10 years ago | (#8574288)

I understand that, but there's no REAL reason to belive that this will ever be possible...to fix damaged brain tissue without ever having access to the undamaged tissue...

To be honest, these people will probably end up being burried or cremated(sp?) like the rest of us in a few decades anyhow...there's no real reason the belive that these companies won't eventually enter bankruptcy like most every other company out there...

Sure (4, Insightful)

GCP (122438) | more than 10 years ago | (#8574831)

And there's no REAL reason to believe we could fly in space. After all, everyone knows there's no air, so flapping your wings would have no effect.

Yep. It's pretty dumb to imagine they they'll be able to do things in the future that we don't know how to do already.

Re:Sure (2, Funny)

fm6 (162816) | more than 10 years ago | (#8574966)

So someday, somebody will discover a cure for bankruptcy. But I need a place to stash my frozen head now!

Re:Sure (1)

OneFix (18661) | more than 10 years ago | (#8575967)

Yea. Ok, I guess that may be so, but then again...if that's gonna be the case, you'ld be better off paying the local Subway to do it...just let them stash your head in their freezer...it would accomplish the same thing...

Re:Sure (1)

GCP (122438) | more than 10 years ago | (#8576038)

It's possible, but far less likely. Real cryo storage is designed for extreme low temperature, long term, and no freeze/thaw cycling -- unlike Subway (I assume you mean the sandwich shop). All of these things *increase the chances* that recovery might be possible.

Increase the chances to what level? Nobody knows. Just up as high as we know how. If we knew a way to increase the chances even more (that wasn't prohibitively expensive), we'd do that, because nobody knows what the threshold for success will be.

If increasing the chances of success is of no importance to you, because you're certain that either success or failure is inevitable no matter what you do, or you just don't care about life extension, then wouldn't you be better off just doing nothing than opting for Subway?

Re:Sure (2, Funny)

subtropolis (748348) | more than 10 years ago | (#8576012)

Not that i disagree with your post, but i couldn't help picture you as a lobster exhorting a bunch of others :-)

So? People gamble on longer odds (4, Interesting)

SmallFurryCreature (593017) | more than 10 years ago | (#8577023)

They are dead anyway. Adding a tiny percentage of surviving dead no matter how small doesn't sound all that crazy.

The real problem I am afraid isn't tech. It is why. Why should we want to unfreeze these people in a hundred years? It is not like we are running out of people.

Re:So? People gamble on longer odds (1)

smithmc (451373) | more than 10 years ago | (#8582171)


The real problem I am afraid isn't tech. It is why. Why should we want to unfreeze these people in a hundred years?

Um, "we"? Why do you have any say in the matter? These people engaged in a contractual agreement with another party that promised to revive them. Why should that party not be required to hold up their end of the deal?

Re:Flash Freezing... (1)

Effexor (544430) | more than 10 years ago | (#8574295)

Hell, why not just bank on them being able to give you a complete brain transplant when they thaw you.

Any lost memories and personality effects will of course be replaced by returning in time to the moment before you died and taking a complete brain wave scan and then writing them to the new brain.

Seriously the thought of having a slushy that used to be my brain 'repaired' strikes me as less than useful, even if it will ever be possible.

Re:Flash Freezing... (1)

kris_lang (466170) | more than 10 years ago | (#8590466)

banking on nanotechnology having progressed enough . . .

Agreed. Ted Williams' son just died recently [signonsandiego.com] and it's not clear whether he's also going to have his body at ALCOR. I believe there were a lot of issues like he never really paid the full bill for his dad's cryonics, and they possibly separated the head. I didn't know that Ted Wms' son had leukemia. Maybe he was banking on a cure for that or even using his dad's tissue to help with that.

Re:Flash Freezing... (1)

thefirelane (586885) | more than 10 years ago | (#8574233)

This is why it's pretty dumb to pay to be frozen until we can reverse the process and revive a person...


Yeah, because if we don't invent the technology to fix that, then they'll be really screwed.


---Lane

Re:Flash Freezing... (0)

bananahammock (595781) | more than 10 years ago | (#8574264)

Someone needs to convey these comments to John Williams' next of kin before he suffers the same fate as his dad: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/doc_o_day/doc_o_day.h tml

Sucks to be Walt (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8574294)

Whaaaat? Oh man, it sucks to be Walt Disney then. And to think that Disney Corporation has been going through all this effort just to make sure he still has copyright on all his original characters when he is thawed out in the year 2303!

I can imagine the next spam mail I get... (4, Funny)

stienman (51024) | more than 10 years ago | (#8574110)

Subject "En1arge y0ur manh0od - then free2e it so it's redy when u are!"

-Adam

reanimation odds? (2, Interesting)

Ratso Baggins (516757) | more than 10 years ago | (#8574141)

12 in 200 is better odds than you apparently get stuffed into an incinerator or the more traditional 6ft under.

Stack the deck (1)

MachDelta (704883) | more than 10 years ago | (#8575842)

Soltuion: Clone yourself 25 times.
Then at one, and maybe two of you will be reanimated! If you're lucky enough for two, you get a free slave out of the deal. Its a win-win more situation!

Offtopic, but what the heck (1)

fm6 (162816) | more than 10 years ago | (#8574150)

The Voice of the Lobster

by Lewis Caroll


Tis the voice of the Lobster: I heard him declare
"You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair."
As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose
Trims his belt and buttons, and turns out his toes.
When the sands are all dry, he is gay as a lark
And will talk in contemptuous tones of the Shark:
But, when the tide rises and sharks are around,
His voice has a timid and tremulous sound.

I passed by his garden, and marked with one eye,
How the Owl and Panther were sharing a pie:
The Panther took pie-crust, and gravy and meat,
While the Owl had the dish as its share of the treat.
When the pie was all finished, the Owl as a boon,
Was kindly permitted to pocket the spoon:
While the Panther received knife and fork with a growl,
And concluded the banquet by--

Re:Offtopic, but what the heck (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8574371)

Sweet; I am so sending this to my PETA activist co-worker.

Obligatory quote (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8574154)

Leela: "There, good as new. Except that we're 3 miles below the surface, we don't have any food and the ship won't work under water."

Bender: "Tempers are wearing thin. Let's just hope some robot doesn't kill everybody."

Hermes: "The important thing is that we don't panic. There are rules for situations like this. Now, the first order of business is lunch. I suggest a nice lobster Zoidberg. I mean, err... lobster Newberg. I mean... Doctor Zoidberg."

12 out of 200!!? (1)

GypC (7592) | more than 10 years ago | (#8574157)

Why, that's almost 6 percent!

Re:12 out of 200!!? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8574772)

Not to be snarky or anything... but that's better than almost 6%. That is 6%.

At least in Canada. It's probably more like 5.5% US.

-40 degrees (4, Interesting)

3141 (468289) | more than 10 years ago | (#8574341)

Incidentally, Timothy was totally correct in saying -40 degrees without specifying Celsius or Fahrenheit, because -40 degrees Celsius is the same temperature as -40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Re:-40 degrees (1)

PedanticSpellingTrol (746300) | more than 10 years ago | (#8574451)

I thought we geeks were supposed to default to Kelvin if the units were unspecified?

Re:-40 degrees (1)

tiled_rainbows (686195) | more than 10 years ago | (#8578900)

Yeah, but you can't get a negative value for Kelvin.

Unless the atoms making up a material are so cold that they're vibrating negatively, like moving backwards in time or something. Yeah, that would probably do it...

(Runs off to invent time machine powered by crystals of solid helium at subzero Kelvin temperatures)

Re:-40 degrees (2, Funny)

mynameis (mother ... (745416) | more than 10 years ago | (#8574507)

I actually submitted the same story earlier 'Undead for dinner?', which isn't really worth mentioning, save for the fact that the following (basically) happened:

[typing in blurb]Lobsters frozen down to as cold as -40
f
[hrm wait was it C??]
[backspace]c
[Crap I better go find the article again]
[pinky on CTRL to begin "tab-surfing"]
[Groan and exclaim, outloud to self, 'I can be such a f*cking idiot sometimes]
[backspace]
reanimated when thawed.

[Giggles a bit thinking of what happens to the fool who 'catches my mistake' and replies before reason catches up]
[completes blurb]

Ok, maybe you had to be there...

PS [Feels stupid for having wasted time submitting an 'article' to /.] :)


PPS [Again]

Re:-40 degrees (1)

timothy (36799) | more than 10 years ago | (#8576637)

PS [Feels stupid for having wasted time submitting an 'article' to /.] :)"

Well, *many* people submitted this story, and I look back with nostalgic regret as I recall yours, the best headline, the one I probably should have used. But I liked this version of the story best ...

50,000 Lobster fans can't be wrong, or something.

timothy

Re:-40 degrees (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8577089)

You could have saved yourself some of the sweat by recalling that -40C = -40F

Re:-40 degrees (4, Funny)

Imperator (17614) | more than 10 years ago | (#8574519)

Yeah, but I had taken it to be -40 Kelvins.

BUT... (0, Interesting)

redled (10595) | more than 10 years ago | (#8576312)

There is no such thing as a degree Kelvin. They are simply kelvins. Also, there is no such thing as a negative kelvin. The kelvin scale starts at 0.

Re:BUT... (1)

Imperator (17614) | more than 10 years ago | (#8577080)

It was a joke. And even so, I said "-40 Kelvins", and never said anything about degrees. You assumed I was an idiot and inserted the word "degrees" in your head.

Re:BUT... (1)

redled (10595) | more than 10 years ago | (#8579974)

No, the article said degrees.
What's a joke?

Re:BUT... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8583344)

you are so fucking retarded. the post you responded to, in which you said "there is no such thing as a degree kelvin" only mentioned -40 kelvin. now you claim that the original article said degrees, as if this somehow has any bearing on the fact that the guy only said "-40 kelvin"?

Re:BUT... (1)

smithmc (451373) | more than 10 years ago | (#8582235)


It was a joke. And even so, I said "-40 Kelvins", and never said anything about degrees. You assumed I was an idiot and inserted the word "degrees" in your head.

No need to assume or insert anything. The Kelvin is the SI unit of temperature. [nist.gov] It is perfectly correct to say that the temperature outside is 300 Kelvin, without throwing in the redundant word "degrees".

Re:-40 degrees (1)

cgenman (325138) | more than 10 years ago | (#8574694)

-40 degrees? No wonder the lobsters are so fresh here in Boston.

[shivers in the middle of a heated apartment]

We use to do this with goldfish... (3, Interesting)

(H)elix1 (231155) | more than 10 years ago | (#8574598)

If you froze goldfish in liquid O2, we had a surprising amount of success reviving them. I believe the mitochondria were shattered due to ice crystals, so they only lasted for a bit. The tricky bit is keeping them alive. Did a fair amount of b-cell cloning - separate out the white blood cells, add enormous quantities of EBV, toss in nuked whites as feeders, and isolate the interesting ones. You could freeze down a single blood cell if you were careful (and used a bit of dimethyl sulfoxide to help with the crystallization problem)

I hear we missed out on the real fun however. Guess lighting charcoal was where the real action was. Picking up shattered goldfish bits got old fast....

Re:We use to do this with goldfish... (2, Funny)

Muhammar (659468) | more than 10 years ago | (#8574743)

...how about Babel fish?

"Arthur prodded the mattress nervously and then sat on it himself: in fact he had very little to be nervous about, because all mattresses grown in the swamps of Squornshellous Zeta are very thoroughly killed and dried before being put to service. Very few have ever come to life again."

Re:We use to do this with goldfish... (2, Funny)

DAldredge (2353) | more than 10 years ago | (#8576181)

Freazing Goldfish in LOX. Just how much adult beverages had you and your fellow 'science' researchers drank? :->

Not so breaking news.... (5, Interesting)

SuccuBUS (190082) | more than 10 years ago | (#8574757)

Back in school we did an experiment on mud crabs with the similar results. We progressively cooled them down and measured their responses (forget how). Soon got bored and left them in the freezer. Remembered next day and found them (unsurprisingly) frozen completely solid in a block of ice. Thawed them out and the little buggers walked away. Our teacher nearly fell over in surprise!

Same thing happens with alpine Wetas (Native NZ crickets). In heavy frosts they freeze solid overnight and thaw out the next day. Research shows they have an antifreeze in their blood which helps to prevent ice xtals forming.

frogs, glucose, and cell lining (3, Informative)

briglass (608949) | more than 10 years ago | (#8575497)

The main problem with human cryogenics is that the freezing process destroys the cell lining, but certain frogs have enough glucose in their cells to maintain the shape of the cell lining even when frozen. I'm not sure if this is the case with the lobsters.

Freezing things (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8575676)

At work we freeze mammalian cell lines for weeks at a time. A good percentage of the cells do survive process. I heard that a some of the researchers where taking this a step further to whole organisms. Though that hasn't been very successful.

Hooray for Zoidberg! (1)

TechnoPops (590791) | more than 10 years ago | (#8575698)

Am I the only one who read the headline and thought maybe, just maybe, it had something to do with bringing back Futurama? :P

Re:Hooray for Zoidberg! (1)

Synic (14430) | more than 10 years ago | (#8576342)

I only wish. :( I miss Futurama. I burned through Vol. 3 on DVD all too fast.

I think the line would like this: (2, Funny)

RedLaggedTeut (216304) | more than 10 years ago | (#8576455)

Eh, Dr. Zoidberg, unfortunately there is only enough oxygen for the rest of us left on the spaceship .. I'm sure you won't mind helping us by staying in the freezer. *Push*

Re:Hooray for Zoidberg! (1)

HaloZero (610207) | more than 10 years ago | (#8577004)

*waves hands* I did! I did! Kinda sad that it isn't, though.

Will no one pick up Futurama? *sniff*

Oh, and how is the Season 3 DVD set?

Re:Hooray for Zoidberg! (1)

celery stalk (617764) | more than 10 years ago | (#8585511)

Just finished disc 1, and it was great! I had DL'ed and watched a few of the episodes already, but the others were hilarious.

I don't want to burn through it too quick though, so I'm going to wait on the other 3 discs.

OnTopic: oddly enough, that DIDN'T occur to me, even though I started reading this thread while taking a break from watching S3D1.

Re:Hooray for Zoidberg! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8582618)

Yes, yes you are the only person who thought that.

Cruel and Unusual Punishment? (1)

Lead Butthead (321013) | more than 10 years ago | (#8575847)

To freez to death only to be revived and boiled to death, again, for the only crime of being tasty? If this isn't cruel and unusual punishment I really don't know what is...

Great News for Employers (3, Funny)

fuzzybunny (112938) | more than 10 years ago | (#8576679)

This means you won't have to go through expensive layoffs and re-hiring phases during economic cycles.

When it turns out you have too many employees, just send a couple of them into the freezers under some pretext, and thaw them out when things get busy again.

Demolition lobster (1)

jago25_98 (566531) | more than 10 years ago | (#8578400)

And thus, I placed the 200 frozen lobsters into the icy permafrost.

The foolish humans of the future will not know what hit them!

Goldfish do this all the time (0)

moxruby (152805) | more than 10 years ago | (#8582695)

Ever seen a goldfish freeze in a pond over a cold winter? You can look through the ice and see dozens of fish frozen with stupid looking expressions of surprise...
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