Tuesday, July 28, 2009

side effects may include cute

I think I've mentioned that I work as a copyeditor for a medical journal? Yes. So sometimes (mostly when I'm bored, which is mostly a lot) I read a lot of medical periodicals. It's a strange sort of self-educational roulette for the squeamish (ie, me). I think overall I'd prefer a job where I have a <50% chance of randomly tripping over a photograph of necrotizing tissue, but the whee-science stories are worth the risk of the totally gross ones.

Ph34r my stalwart dedication to technical medical language.

Things that make all those close-ups of advanced scleroderma worthwhile include the story I found in my Inbox this morning that I will now share with you. Folks, this is BREAKING MEDICAL NEWS:

RATS ARE ADORABLE WHEN THEY'RE BLUE
WTF IS IN FOOD DYE ANYWAY
FOOD DYE 'MAY EASE SPINAL INJURY'




I forgive you all your wrongs, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and would totally ask you out if you weren't an inanimate object.

2 comments:

TheLadysRevenge said...

I like the whole thing where they're like "BBG is great! However, um, it turned the rats blue."

Why are blue rats so cute? I kind of want one...

the grammar monkey said...

My favorite part is that it just turned the rat's skin blue, not its fur or whiskers or anything.

I think rats are adorable to begin with, but yesss want blue rat now. I do really miss having a pet.