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Taiwan Breeds Transgenic, Fluorescent Green Pigs

Zonk posted more than 8 years ago | from the because-your-day-wasn't-distopean-enough dept.

Biotech 261

ScentCone writes "Transgenic pigs (and other critters) are valuable research tools because of their utility in studying human diseases. Tracking changes in some developing tissues is going to be easier, say a Taiwanese team that has introduced fluorescent, green proteins into the breeding. Said one of the researchers: 'There are partially fluorescent green pigs elsewhere, but ours are the only ones in the world that are green from inside out. Even their hearts and internal organs are green.' Do you like green eggs and ham?"

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How Would You Like To Swing On A Star? (4, Funny)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 8 years ago | (#14455878)


How would you like to swing on a star,
Carry moonbeans home in a jar,
You could be better off than you are,
You could be a fluorescent green pig!

Now the new pig is an animal with a bright green hide
His wings are powerful and wide!
He flies majestically through the skies
'Cause know genetic engineering risks are a pack of lies!
So if PETA and Greenpeace are your gigs,
You may be bombed a flying green pigs!

Re:How Would You Like To Swing On A Star? (5, Funny)

hotdiggitydawg (881316) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456001)

To bastardise a Simpsons quote (Episode 7G10)...

Homer: (trolling Slashdot) Apple story..... another Apple story! One more and I'm a millionaire! Come on, Apple story, please, please, please, please, please. D'oh! That fluorescent green pig thing! Where were you yesterday?

Green pigs eh? (4, Funny)

nizo (81281) | more than 8 years ago | (#14455892)

So where are the winged pigs already? I would pay good money for one the next time I ask my boss for two weeks of vacation and he says, "You can have two weeks off when pigs fly".

And while you are creating freaks o' nature, please sign my future offspring up for a pair of wings, skin with chlorophyll, and night vision.

News flash! (4, Funny)

thepotoo (829391) | more than 8 years ago | (#14455958)

my future offspring
Buddy, I have some sad news for you:

You post on slashdot.

Re:Green pigs eh? (2, Interesting)

Rei (128717) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456016)

How well would a pair of wings work for a human? We have dense bone structure. We have muscles in places where they'd add extra weight during flight. We don't have any adaptations to our sensory organs to make them work well during flight or at high altitudes. We don't have attachment points in our skeletons for the added musculature needed to operate the wings.

Would chlorophyl-laden skin be useful for the average person? First off, I assume you mean chloroplast-laden skin, as chlorophyl doesn't usually float freely. Are you going to add vacuoles and all of the other support organelles? How much sunlight would they be able to use, given how much time most people spend indoors? If you spent more time out in the sun, you'd be increasing your risk for skin cancer. Would the additional energy costs to produce all of the organelles even get paid for by the amount of energy produced? Even if they did, they'd be dwarfed by the amount of energy that we, as humans, burn. Do you want your skin texture altered by the internal changes in the cells?

Night vision? Well, yes, I'd imagine night vision improvements could occur without too radical of changes, so I'll second that one :)

Re:Green pigs eh? (2, Interesting)

Daniel_Staal (609844) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456317)

Forget chloroplasts. The average person posting on Slashdot has not problem with feeding themselves, or their family. In fact, they are probably overweight. A more useful change would be to speed up their metabolism, or reduce the inclination to snack on fatty foods.

Night vision would likely be a trade-off: increase night vision and you'll probably harm color. (Though there are a few things you could do that would increase both first. Reflective retina backs and larger pupil ranges come to mind.)

You probably could increase strength/reflexes a bit fairly easily. If you don't mind problems in low-food situations. (Again, not that big a problem.)

For some useful improvements, how about strengthing the back muscles? Or redesigning the backbone-ribcage entirely? It's not a particularly good design for an upright being.

Re:Green pigs eh? (1)

dr_dank (472072) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456522)

How dare you ruin a good idea with your fancy facts and right answers!

You don't need genetic engineering for that... (1)

Max Threshold (540114) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456050)

Just mate with Cthulhu.

Re:Green pigs eh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14456243)

what will those irish think of next? wha..? not st. patrick's day yet?

Re:Green pigs eh? (2, Funny)

WormholeFiend (674934) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456321)

I would pay good money for one the next time I ask my boss for two weeks of vacation and he says, "You can have two weeks off when pigs fly".

Just show him a photo of a police helicopter in flight. Then book your vacation.

Me, I'm holding out for a true phosphorescent pet. But not one of those glow-squids because they don't live very long.

Stupid Pigs (3, Funny)

sarlos (903082) | more than 8 years ago | (#14455897)

They're keeping all the other animals in the barn awake!

uh-oh (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14455902)

You mean those animals i see after my 10th tequila are real?

Re:uh-oh (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14456416)

They were real after the first. After the tenth you woke up with one.

I grew up on a farm and ... (5, Funny)

eldavojohn (898314) | more than 8 years ago | (#14455906)

... I don't think this meat would sell so well in the market.

Furthermore, after reading the two links, I'm not exactly clear on what the benefit is when you turn them green. I assume it's so you can tell who's mated with the new pigs because the transgenic coloration will be present in the offspring?

From the article:
But creating them has not been easy. Many of the altered embryos failed to develop.
Four out of 265 is a pretty low rate.

I wonder how this will affect their ability to survive in nature and I also wonder if the Polynesian Islands will one day be covered with rainbow colored pigs left there by researchers trying to do stem cell research.

Researcher 1: "Has he got any orange on him?"
Researcher 2: "Nope but he's got red, green and purple all about him."
Researcher 1: "Then he's not one a carrier."
Researcher 2: "That's one ugly pig though." *looks in his Audubon Society guide* "According to his colors, he's got Alzheimer's genes, cancer genes and is extremely susceptible to syphilis...poor bastard."

Pigs like that will be easier prey (1, Informative)

Travoltus (110240) | more than 8 years ago | (#14455976)

I mean, where will they possibly hide?

I hope that fluorescence doesn't last long.

This has got to be the worst news I've read all day. This makes me think of that Jurassic Park quote... we keep asking ourselves whether we can do something, but not whether we should.

Re:Pigs like that will be easier prey (2, Informative)

Enigma_Man (756516) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456009)

I hope that fluorescence doesn't last long.

It lasts as long as they live. The green isn't just a dye or ink, it's the actual color of their skin! Their skin _is_ green, it's not dyed green.

-Jesse

Re:Pigs like that will be easier prey (1)

gfxguy (98788) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456532)

How do they sleep with all that light? Poor pigs. This is pretty cruel.

Re:Pigs like that will be easier prey (2, Interesting)

eldavojohn (898314) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456023)

The problem is that there aren't many natural predators for wild pigs.

Since Hernando de Soto brought pigs to the New World, wild boars were used up through the colonies to destroy Native American crops. Unfortunately, there wasn't much to kill these pigs. Feral pigs are quite muscular and large ... proving quite the opponent to any respectable animal.

Ever had to castrate a full grown boar? I have, and it's not easy, four grown men to hold it down and one to ... well, the football term might be "strip the ball."

Re:Pigs like that will be easier prey (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14456193)

Unless predators can find their way into the research lab where they are being housed, and turn on a UV lamp and direct it at the pig, then no, it won't make them easier for predators to see.
 
And there is a very good reason to generate these sorts of reagents - it's for easy marking and tracking of cell lineages for stem cell (and other types of) transplantation experiments.

Re:Pigs like that will be easier prey (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14456512)

Travoltus was responding to a post that speculated about the pigs getting out into the wild. Presumably if they managed to escape. Not that this has ever happened before, of course...

Re:I grew up on a farm and ... (1)

dsanfte (443781) | more than 8 years ago | (#14455986)

It's to track the pig's genetic material after stem cell transplants. They're not being bred for food.

Re:I grew up on a farm and ... (2, Informative)

jangobongo (812593) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456052)

This isn't intended for "the farm", nor for the butcher or human consumption. You must have missed these paragraphs:
The scientists will use the transgenic pigs to study human disease. Because the pig's genetic material is green, it is easy to spot.

So if, for instance, some of its stem cells are injected into another animal, scientists can track how they develop without the need for a biopsy or invasive test.

Re:I grew up on a farm and ... (1)

ObsessiveMathsFreak (773371) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456276)

This isn't intended for "the farm", nor for the butcher or human consumption. You must have missed these paragraphs:

True, but I'm afraid you've also missed this one:

The researchers say they hope the new, green pigs will mate with ordinary female pigs to create a new generation - much greater numbers of transgenic pigs for use in research.

Once they begin to breed the pigs, it will be all but impossible to stop the spread of the genes. I fully expect to see some jellyfish genes in animals mean for consmption with fifteen to twenty years.

Re:I grew up on a farm and ... (1)

WormholeFiend (674934) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456422)

I fully expect to see some jellyfish genes in animals mean for consmption with fifteen to twenty years.

I saw jellyfish on the menu at a local chinese restaurant... never dared to taste it, though.

Re:I grew up on a farm and ... (1)

Surt (22457) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456194)

They can take cells from a green pig, transplant them into pretty much anything else, and then track growth / spread / etc from those cells just by looking for the green marker. That seems to be the main benefit to further science.

Now I can have green eggs (4, Funny)

fighthairloss (455826) | more than 8 years ago | (#14455909)

and green ham. Sam I am.

Re:Now I can have green eggs (1)

Elwood P Dowd (16933) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456097)

IIRC, the ham was always green.

Go on. Look it up.

Re:Now I can have green eggs (1)

Dun Malg (230075) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456353)

IIRC, the ham was always green.

Go on. Look it up.

It is confirmed. I have the book right here. Sam I Am has a plate with green eggs, and a green ham next to it. It's a bit of linguistic ambiguity there in the title phrase. Is it (Green Eggs) and Ham, or Green (Eggs and Ham)? Common usage would have just the eggs green, but the artwork shows the ham green as well. As a small child my mom offered to make me green eggs and ham, and I distinctly remember requesting JUST THE EGGS be colored, as green ham is just...wrong.

Re:Now I can have green eggs (1)

lcsjk (143581) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456587)

"Green ham is just ... wrong."

I found some green ham in the back of my refridgerator and had the same thought!

Re:Now I can have green eggs (1)

Finnegar (918643) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456124)

You go eat the radioactive looking fluorescent green pigs. Just stay away from me after, OK? :)

Re:Now I can have green eggs (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14456202)

Do you eat them with a fox?

Re:Now I can have green eggs (1)

P3NIS_CLEAVER (860022) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456507)

Funny I always assumed the ham was green too.

I GOT A GREASED UP YODA DOLL SHOVED UP MY ASS! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14455910)

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Backwards (1)

joelwest (38708) | more than 8 years ago | (#14455913)

Isn't it green ham and eggs?

Nope!! (2, Informative)

Skadet (528657) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456175)

No. [amazon.com] Unless you're referring to what the summary should have said in reference to the article. But then yI would point out that "Eggs and ham" is a unit, making "green eggs and ham" consist of both green eggs and green ham as shown on the cover illustration of the book.

Fluorescent green spam! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14455915)

What do you think of transgenetic fluorescent green spam!
Now we know why spam keeps getting across the barriers we raise! It's genetically "enhanced"!

Re:Fluorescent green spam! (5, Funny)

fighthairloss (455826) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456110)

Actually, Spam is a naturally occuring substance, found all over North America, but particularly concentrated in the American heartland states.

It is from the legendary Pink Spam Mines of Kansas is where the greatest yields used to be from. That was until the mega-corporate spam concerns bought out all the independent mines or just put them out of business.

My father was one of the last of the hearty breed of Spammers (not the same spammers we talk about today). I remember as a kid he'd come home after work, covered in pink chunks and dripping with gelatinous goo - he used to set down his hardhat on our porch, where every day it was ilicked clean by my puppy Max.

For some reason, Max died an early death.

Next stop... (1)

op12 (830015) | more than 8 years ago | (#14455916)

"Do you like green eggs and ham?"

So are green chickens next?

Re:Next stop... (3, Funny)

massivefoot (922746) | more than 8 years ago | (#14455987)

I dunno, but if the pigs start laying eggs, worry!

Re:Next stop... (1)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 8 years ago | (#14455989)

So are green chickens next?

Nope! Spotted chickens, plaid geese and paisely turkeys.

You'll know they've got H5N1 when they have printed on their tail feathers:

?REDO FROM START

Green Ham... (1)

creimer (824291) | more than 8 years ago | (#14455924)

Glow-in-the-Dark pigs are not that much of a big. Call me when they create a flying green pig, then we can talk ham.

Re:Green Ham... (1)

ConsumerOfMany (942944) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456541)

Are you kidding? glow in the Dark pigs are awesome!! Now even with my beer gogles on high I can now make sure I dont end up with the fat hog at 3am by the glow alone...

Green Ham and Eggs? (3, Funny)

Shadow Wrought (586631) | more than 8 years ago | (#14455929)

Just doesn't have the same ring to it, does it? Of course St. Patrick's Day breakfast could get a bit easier tho'...

Pigs are filthy animals. (0, Troll)

loteck (533317) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456552)

I don't eat filthy animals.

But... (0, Redundant)

DAldredge (2353) | more than 8 years ago | (#14455942)

But can they make them fly yet?

Re:But... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14456039)

Ha ha ha ha ha ha!!! Aaah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Haaaaa ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha.... aaaahhhh. My god, you're so funny. You made such a funny, original joke! Nobody else has made that joke on Slashdot before, or even on this thread, and the way you told it was so fresh.

Everyone is so glad that you took the time to post your joke.

Re:But... (4, Funny)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456086)

Anything can be made to fly, given sufficient thrust! Just strap a couple JATO units on that porker and stand back... far, far, far back.

Translucent Pigs? (1)

davidsyes (765062) | more than 8 years ago | (#14455946)

Oh, for a sec I thought "translucent". But, translucent (or, even transparent) and flourescent would be quite interesting. Green/greenish ham...

Image word: 'develops'

Re:Translucent Pigs? (2, Funny)

inKubus (199753) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456087)

Green BACON. Mmm, bacon.

Actually, this could give rise to a new kind of "free range" livestock, where you could just let them wander wherever you want and then when you need to round them up you use a UV spotlight and you can see them almost anywhere. Of course, they would be Genetically Engineered Free Range, which might be the juxtaposition that kills the deal.

Greens pigs are nothing more than red herrings (5, Funny)

FerretFrottage (714136) | more than 8 years ago | (#14455948)

for what they are really trying to do--create plaid monkeys.

obligatory Chris Rock quote (2, Funny)

d80god (87157) | more than 8 years ago | (#14455960)

"Don't eat no red meat? No, don't eat no green meat."

Pork... (4, Funny)

digitaldc (879047) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456228)

Pork....the other green meat.

Re:Pork... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14456441)

Smurf, the other blue meat.

Sometimes it just writes itself. (3, Funny)

Tackhead (54550) | more than 8 years ago | (#14455964)

> There are partially fluorescent green pigs elsewhere, but ours are the only ones in the world that are green from inside out."

This is not the Kermit and Miss Piggy sex tape you were looking for.

I saw a pig upon a stair,
A verdant pig that wasn't there,
It wasn't there again today,
Gee, I wish he'd go away.

I never saw a glowing pig,
I never hope to be one,
But I'll tell you this right now,
I'd rather see than be one.

Why this is great science. (5, Interesting)

Robert1 (513674) | more than 8 years ago | (#14455973)

What this proves is that it is possible to induce protein induction on all major organs in animals. This same technique could in theory be used to express self-surface proteins on an animal that can be grow in 1-2 years. These organs could then be harvested and used for human transplants. By having self-proteins the body won't rejected the transplant and there would be a relatively cheap and practical supply of usable organs.

Re:Why this is great science. (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456029)

Sure, using pigs to grow organs for humans is a great idea... if you don't mind all the possible diseases that affect pigs, whether known or unknown, crossing over into human beings!

But can they fly? (-1, Redundant)

lildogie (54998) | more than 8 years ago | (#14455981)

I've been waiting for a few things that would happen when pigs fly.

Hmm (0)

dnaeil (943828) | more than 8 years ago | (#14455994)

The reporter's name is Chris Hogg... smells fishy to me...

Alistair Reynolds novels.. (2, Interesting)

haluness (219661) | more than 8 years ago | (#14455997)

..such as Chasm City etc described a hybrid between pigs and humans, usually belonging to the lowest ranks of society.

Who knows, maybe his description was just a few hundred years early :)

Re:Alistair Reynolds novels.. (1)

SirLanse (625210) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456116)

What is the difference between a Pig and a Rocker?
A Pig won't stay up all night to screw a rocker.

That's Alastair Reynolds (1)

AJWM (19027) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456618)

Some of us -- said author included -- spell it the civilized way, not that heathen sassenach variation. ;-)

-- Alastair (not Reynolds)

Dystopian (0, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14456006)

because-your-day-wasn't-distopean-enough dept.

It's "dystopian". If you're going to use big, fancy words, learn to spell.

Slashdot Changes (-1, Offtopic)

pipingguy (566974) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456012)


ScentCone's URL wasn't linked, so the new system seems to be working. Yay!

I'm looking forward to the latest version of "taco bothers to show up" next week.

Good to see "the man" answering directly, that's what it's all about. Shit, I'd even watch G4 again if Rob pulls a Steve Jobs.

Journal Article? (1)

Hatta (162192) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456056)

Has this been published yet? Anyone know where? I'm curious what promoter they used to drive expression of GFP in every cell.

Re:Journal Article? (1)

tempest69 (572798) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456527)

If I were going for every cell, Id probably piggyback on the Calcium or Potassium channel promoter. But I havent found exactly which promoter they used.

Re:Journal Article? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14456562)

I'm curious what promoter they used to drive expression of GFP in every cell.

I heard they went with Don King, apparently he has experience working around cells.

Vulcan pigs? (3, Funny)

ddkilzer (79953) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456075)

So you're telling me that the pigs' blood is green, too? Doesn't that make them Vulcan?

Sounds like just the perfect (5, Funny)

thaerin (937575) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456088)

Sounds like just the perfect thing you'd need to play a great practical joke with on your stoner roommate. Wait until they're really high, turn on all the black lights, and then shuffle in a few of the green pigs.

"Yeah, that'll happen when... (1)

Phoenix666 (184391) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456090)

...Pigs glow in the dark." Oh wait...

Dang it! (1)

engagebot (941678) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456107)

Dang it!

Why couldn't I have been born *after* this...

Another use (4, Interesting)

Belseth (835595) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456127)

If the process could be adapted to work on developing cells and attach only to cancer cells it could help speed detection and make it easier to see cancerous cells during surgery. The obvious benefit would be with melonomia. If after a treatment cancerous moles would change color it'd make detection possible without biopsies and help see if it was spreading.

expansion of pet market (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14456131)

Apple did it with computers, so why not do it with pets. Prior to Apple's colored cases on the iMac and cubes, most PCs were tan. Apple opened up the world of computer cases and now we have clear case PCs. Lets do it with pets!


Imagine the world where you buy your blue designer short-hair cat and walk it along side your lime green dog. Imagine the special fish that glow, blink, and are fluorescent.


This could get VERY interesting....

Re:expansion of pet market (1)

MadRocketScientist (792254) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456440)

Imagine the special fish that glow...

You mean these [time.com] previously covered [slashdot.org] fish?

Great, let's just screw with mother nature ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14456136)

after all, it's not like anything bad could happen, eh?

Isn't anyone else tired of seeing evil and irresponsible corporate development?

Marvelous (1)

MouseR (3264) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456157)

If this goes into mass production, we'll end up with florescent green sewage.

South Park (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14456164)

The experiment is a failure! This one assed pig is completely useless. It must be destroyed.

Close Encounters (1)

digitaldc (879047) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456166)

Now we will have to think twice when we get UFO reports from Taiwan with people seeing 'little green men.'

I bet their colleagues are green with envy.

And this is supposed to make me feel better (1, Interesting)

SirLanse (625210) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456172)

Turning pigs green. This is supposed to make me feel better about stem cell and cloning research. Are the wackos involved with this are to be trusted to preserve humanity? At what percent of remaing human genes does a creature retain its civil rights? Pigs can be eaten, kids cannot. Where is the line? How will you react when someone laughs at your line?
Ask yourselves these questions.

I did (0, Troll)

flyinwhitey (928430) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456330)

I asked myself those questions.

But then I started laughing too hard because the questions were so dumb.

Re:And this is supposed to make me feel better (0)

howajo (707075) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456336)

I am not sure that I have fully developed a position on this issue, but...

What disturbs me about this... There is no line. The research is so diverse, that there is no clear boundary between research on humans and research on other organisms. I foresee a time in the future where lawyers wrangle over whether or not their clients particular pig, human, soybean, whatever is illegal, or has human rights, or is ok to harvest parts from.

I don't think it's realistic to expect this technology to not be pursued, but I think that we lack even the vaguest clue about the vastness of the implications.

Valuable indeed... (3, Funny)

MadTinfoilHatter (940931) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456216)

"Transgenic pigs (and other critters) are valuable research tools because of their utility in studying human diseases."

...'cause one day when you come down with a real serious disease that turns you fluorecent and green, you'll be thanking these guys. :-P

Not sure what the big deal is (2, Funny)

smooth wombat (796938) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456223)

Where I live we've had glowing pigs since 1979. In fact, most everything around here glows.

What's really neat is at night you don't need to turn the lights on around the house to see. Your natural bodily glow provides enough light for you to see. Even better, if you get up in the middle of the night you never have to worry about stepping on your cat or dog because you can easily see them.

However, it should be noted that image of glowing bodies under the covers can be quite disturbing for the uninitiated so the orgies have to be kept to a minimum.

Yes, I survived Three Mile Island. Gallows humor is what keeps me going.

This is great!!! (1)

Oldsmobile (930596) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456232)

Now I can finally find my pig in the dark!

Get it right Taiwan! (1)

erroneus (253617) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456269)

Blue Asian Women! Chop-chop!

Margaret Atwood called, she wants her plot back. (1)

Anonymous Meoward (665631) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456285)

Why am I thinking of pigoons [oryxandcrake.com] ?

Did anyone else notice... (5, Funny)

metternich (888601) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456297)

that the author of the BBC article is Chris Hogg?

I for one look forward to it. (3, Funny)

ds_job (896062) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456304)

I can't tell you the number of times that I have mislaid my pig's hearts in the dark. Now I'll never need to do my "abomination against $DEITY" experiments with the light on again.
*mwhahah*

Soylent Green is Pigs! (3, Funny)

gomel (527311) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456306)

I tried to warn you but you wouldn't listen!

re (1)

towsonu2003 (928663) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456375)

tarded...

Pork? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14456378)

Pork, the other Fluorescent Green meat.

Glowing Pigs! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14456410)

I never saw a glowing pig,
I hope I never see one.
But I'll tell you here and now,
I'd rather see than be one.

Apologizes to James Thurber

Pigoons? (1)

Freshly Exhumed (105597) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456423)

When will we have pigoons, woolvogs, and rakunks too?

Dr Suess was a Prophet (1)

myth24601 (893486) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456435)

We almost have Green Eggs and Ham!

OK, we have the Green Pigs but what about the Green chickens?

Marketing opportunity (1)

HTH NE1 (675604) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456500)

I can think of one marketing opportunity for flourescent green pigskin: American football. Especially for night games.

Kind of cool, I guess... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14456544)

but can they run Linux?

The Real Important Question (1)

d_54321 (446966) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456555)

How do they taste?

Green = dangerous + eew! (1)

Spy der Mann (805235) | more than 8 years ago | (#14456604)

A few years ago we bought some ham. There was a green spot on it, after i looked closer it was a tiny green worm-like thing with black eyes, all curled up. I don't want to imagine what would happen if a thing like that entered my system.

If the ham is green, how are we supposed to spot this stuff?
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