Saturday, January 29, 2011

Spider goats

Mad Science Alert #2


The goal: Spider silk is incredibly strong. It can be combined with various binders to make fantastic armor

The problem: milking spiders is tedious, and if you put a thousand spiders in an enclosure, in a few days, you have one fat spider.

The solution: spider goats!



No, they don't look like this... they look like normal goats, except their milk is all silky and thick.





but seeing as how they have now genetically altered silkworms to do the same thing, with a much smaller yuck factor... we now have... DUN! DUN dunnnn..... Obsolete spider goats!


Yes, somewhere in Canada Utah is a farm with goats once worth millions of dollars apiece, now wondering where all the guys in lab coats went.


And people wonder why I stopped reading fiction.

recent update:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16554357