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October 17, 2005



Key quote, which we are quoting here only because it sounds dirty: "I remember running around the lab that day showing it to everybody, saying 'Here, feel this!'," he laughs.

(Thanks to Russell Mc)


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wow. footnotes. FIRST

Hmmm... now, if we were to implant this stuff into the boobs of the previous post, why, the mind boggles!!

I am now imagining entire manufacturing plants which get their raw materials from fruit flies. I am also imaginging PETA getting involved, because obviuosly these fruit flies will be living in cages, crammed 4 or 5 to a cage, living in terrible conditions, and getting payed far less than what they can survive on.

RUG BUBBER - not-so-much.

No, I don't know why.

aka "insect prophylactic"

wasn't Robin Williams in this movie? (or for the geezers, Fred McMurray)

The steps in making Bug Rubber sounds complicated. Can you imagine spending time collecting flea juice so that you could make a better kind of rubber? How do these scientists find the time to care?

Keep on flexing

Am I the first one to note that they inject the 'material' into E Coli???
Science press conference: "Good news, gentlemen - I'm here to announce that we've perfected a natural source of flexible material that will last a lifetime! The bad news is, it smells like shi#..."

I ran around my office once yelling 'Here, feel this.'
I was fired shortly thereafter. The two things might have been related.

...his team isolated a portion of the resilin gene from the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster, and inserted it into Escherichia coli bacteria.

Man, if I had a dime for every time I heard THAT one...

I just liked the idea of repeated flexing....yep...repeated flexing....repeated flexing....repeated flexing....repeated flexing....repeated flexing....

{off to the cold shower}

'Tapping' insects?

First hog porn, now this...

Brainy - that was my favorite part too, especially because the guy was named Elvin!

And, IMO, that's the seriously dirty part of the article - once you start inserting things into other things, well - where does it end???

Say "bug rubber" fast five times...


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