A few years back scientists were able to find a way to extract the green fluorescent protein (GFP) from a jellyfish. They won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, and the result since has been that they’ve been able to make all KINDS of things fluorescent. Yes they really do glow...check this out... Everything from bacteria growing inside artwork, to monkeys, frogs…you name it, it can become fluorescent.
So I’m curious first of all if you all were aware of this? I wasn’t until today…If you could make something fluorescent what would it be? If this was patented into a product that you could buy and then make whatever you want glow what would it be…and yes I do mean ANYTHING….use your imagination…
One of the first things they did was make a rabbit glow.. and recently a house cat.
Maybe Spider Goats so their silk would glow? Some of my fronkeys already do!!
I would chose a part of my own anatomy that for most of the time remains covered.
Just for my own amusement.
I've always wanted a Light Saber!
Me, so I'd never be in the dark again.
When radium was first isolated, they loved its glow attributes so much, it was painted on teeth, and all sorts of manufactured items. When the Radium Girls (the ladies who worked in the radium factory) started falling to bits and complaining, the manufacturers tried to blame their sickness on syphilis rather than stop their radium production line. There's a brief wiki synopsis here
I remember as a child, having a pot of "glo-paint" which I'm pretty sure wouldn't be around these days, so I'm not all that keen to play with 'glo' stuff any more.
@Judith - good thinking, then we could spot them a mile away, and watch our backs :)
I thought of that last night after the globe in my bedside lamp blew out and I couldnt finish the chapter I was reading.
That would be awesome! We'd go back to reading from line to line with our fingers.
I imagine there would be enough glow to illuminate the whole page ....
My bio prof told us that it's routine to splice in that sequence for phosphorescence into any gmo animal just in case the lab loses track of the animal for some unforeseen reason. Not sure if that is true but it makes me smile to think about.
I would like glow in the dark carpet. Never trip in the dark again. Coffee table--you are no match for my shins!
The tongues of liars :-)