Sunday, October 29, 2006
Progress marches on...
There was good news in the world of medicine recently when government scientists announced that they have created a vaccine against a virus that may have killed as many as one hundred million people.
The bad news is that they’re talking about the Spanish flu virus of 1918 and there’s no expectation that it will resurface, but hey…better late than never. So with that admirable philosophy in mind, here a few other things that scientists are busy working on:
Saber tooth tiger repellant
Off road chariots
Flame retardant paint for the Hindenburg
A prosthetic ear for Vincent Van Gogh
Indestructible phonograph needles
Genetically engineered horses to speed up the Pony Express
And last but not least, remote controlled drawbridges…you know, for those occasions when your castle is under siege.