Monday, March 16, 2009

I Prefer To Call It "Hippo Sheen"

Science sweats the details:
Hippos can stand in the hot sun all day without getting a sunburn, and now researchers know why: a red-colored glandular secretion known as "hippo sweat" contains microscopic structures that scatter light, protecting the hefty mammals from burns, according to a new study.
So, of course, they're looking for a way to bring this discovery to market.
In the future, scientists hope to create a product inspired by hippo sweat that we may be slathering on our bodies before long. The stuff could be an advertiser's dream.
You've gotta get
Hippo Sweat.
It's the coolest
sunscreen yet!

But sad to tell,
it smells
like hippos as well.

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