Scientific update: Cats can now glow in the dark

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If you’ve ever assessed the world around you and thought, ‘Boy, things are pretty good — but I wish cats could glow in the dark,’ then your time has come.

From AJC Pets:

Mr. Green Genes — his name comes from Mr. Green Jeans, a character on the long-departed Captain Kangaroo television show — is deeply suspicious of strangers. He spends most of his days napping, and he doesn’t like being held when he doesn’t want to be cuddled. In normal light, the 7-pound cat, who lives at the center, looks and acts like any other feline. But turn out the room lights and switch on some black light, and you can see glowing ears, nostrils, eyes and gums. Those body parts light up because the protein is more likely to express itself in mucous membranes, Lyons said. You can’t lose that cat at night, said C. Earle Pope, the center’s senior scientist.

That cat is going to get caught up the rave scene. Trust me.

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