July 23, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1998 U.S. scientists at the University of Hawaii turned out more than 50 “carbon-copy” mice with a cloning technique. The mice’s (meece’s) fur soon changed color from lab-rat white to almost banana yellow. To be able to differentiate between the little guys, the scientists named them Dave, Stuart, Jerry, Jorge, Tim, Mark, Phil, Kevin, Bob, and Jon. When reminded there were 50 of the mice, not ten, Dr. Anne Fario picked up the one she called Bob and spray-painted Bob 1 on him and preceded to do the same until she tagged Bob 5 and then grabbed Stuart and started the process over until all the little, yellow mice were appropriately named.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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