Future party trend: Glow-in-the-dark puppies?
April 29, 2009
Parties and raves can be enhanced by guests having glow sticks, but this may be taking the idea a bit too far.
South Korean scientists claim they have found a way to make four beagles glow red when under an ultraviolet light, the Associated Press reports. The dogs are all named Ruppy, which is apparently a combination of the words "ruby" and "puppy."
At first glance the dogs may appear to be normal, though a quick look at their nails and abdomens will reveal a more reddish hue, according to the article.
"What's significant in this work is not the dogs expressing red colors but that we planted genes into them," Lee Byeong-chunm, who led the research team, told the AP.
Fear not. These dogs weren't made for parties, but for the potential to develop cures for various diseases.
However, it does call attention to how glow sticks or glow necklaces can enliven a night party, especially in the summer. One way is to use them as late-night party decorations, either hung on tree branches or off the porch.
Some have even incorporated them into games, which may prove helpful when the sun goes down. How about making one up called Red Ruppy Red Ruppy?