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Yet another weird SF fan
 

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Rip That Godd@mn Hook out of My Mouth!

I've been reading about the development of transgenic fish with extra muscles (seen via Next Big Future):

A University of Rhode Island scientist has developed transgenic rainbow trout with enhanced muscle growth, which has yielded fish with what have been described as six-pack abs and muscular shoulders that could revolutionise the commercial aquaculture industry.

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Of the eggs that hatched, 300 carried the gene that led to increased muscle growth. After two years, most fish had the "six-pack ab" effect, even though fish lack standard abdominal muscles. They also have increased musculature throughout.

I was somehow reminded of a Robert Klein routine (quoted here):
Ever see a guy fishing at 125th Street and the Hudson River [in New York]? That is patience. Suppose that he did catch something... do you have any idea what kind of bulliock monster fish that's gotta be? What a tough New York fish... he'll come outta the water and go "RIP THAT GODDAMN HOOK OUT OF MY MOUTH YOU IDIOT! WHAT, DO YOU THINK THAT TICKLES YOU MORON?!"
On the other hand, a fish like that wouldn't be caught in the first place.

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