By Mintimer Avila |Online Editor|
Meet Octogoat (May 13)
A goat with eight legs and both male and female reproductive organs was recently born in Slavonia, Croatia.
According to veterinarians, the most likely explanation for this phenomenon was an under-developed twin in the womb and added that it is highly unlikely that it will survive.
The goat’s owner said he would like to keep it as a pet if it manages to survive.
Holograms made from chocolate (May 13)
Imagine being able to put any design onto a chocolate bar.
A Swiss company has discovered how to etch rainbow holograms onto chocolate.
This was achieved by carving specific micro-structures that deflect light onto the chocolate’s surface. The result is a design that is similar to security holograms on credit cards.
However there has been no mention of the chocolates or molds hitting store shelves.
Pigs will soon get you drunk (May 12)
An Iowa distillery is engineering whiskey-flavored pigs that will taste like their signature drink.
The distillery, Templeton Rye, will feed the pigs’ dry distilled grains used in their whiskey making process.
The pigs will be served in July. Requests for a pig are currently being accepted on their website.
Careful what you steal (May 9)
Future ATM machines might be equipped with spray foam that will help authorities track down ATM thieves.
A defensive layer is created on an object using various chemicals and once the layer is broken a chain reaction occurs that covers and dyes the money and thieves.
The dye would make tracking the money much easier and would render any stolen cash useless.
The government has a plan in place for a Zombie apocalypse (May 14)
Your tax dollars have been put to good use with the U.S. government having created a plan to protect its citizens against a zombie apocalypse.
There are already plans for nuclear and biological disasters but foreign policy said the staff, “looked for a creative way to devise a planning document to protect citizens in the event of an attack of any kind.”
More information can be found on an official document on the foreign policy website that covers everything from training to how to deal with “evil magic zombies.”
Longer life may soon be achieved (May 15)
A team of researchers have found molecules that are produced in the body that in large doses could lead to a longer and healthier life.
The molecule, α-ketoglutarate, is responsible for extracting energy from food and have shown to extend the lifespan of worms by as much as 70 percent during tests.
There is no guarantee that the compound will have the same effect on humans but testing will soon be attempted on other animals.