Thursday, January 11, 2007

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This is quite possibly the creepiest thing I have ever seen.

It is a joke, of course, but this site is so well put together, I know that some crayon is completely convinced he can get one of these things for his kid.

Can you imagine?

The site says,
"That’s right, Genpets are not toys or robots. They are living, breathing genetic animals.

We use a process called "Zygote Micro Injection" which is quickly becoming a favourable method to combine DNA, or to insert certain proteins from different species. Most notably it was used in 1997 to splice mice with bioluminescent jellyfish (link) and has since been used to create glowing rabbits, pigs, fish, and monkeys (link). Since then, human DNA has been injected into rabbits, chimpanzees, spider DNA into sheep, and now, Genpets have arrived!"

This puts me in mind of Gremlins, remember how well that turned out.

If this were true, how freaking creepy would that be? Would you have this thing in your house? I can totally see myself beating this thing to death with a broom in the middle of the night.

Haven't we all seen enough 80's 'B' movies to know, that this would not have a happy ending?


Tabby said...

That has got to be one of the strangest and disturbing things I've seen in a long time. You're right, it's like something out of a movie.....hideous little thing!

Anonymous said...

i want a house hippo...hahahaha i love that commercial!

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Unknown said...

I saw this a while ago and was really freaked out by it. I'm *very* glad to hear it's a hoax.