smart carrots
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The world of science was rocked recently with the dramatic news that Tesco (a British home essentials company) has successfully developed a genetically modified carrot which emits a 97 decibel signal when it reaches its optimum cooking temperature.

This is due to a heat-sensitive gene that causes air pockets within the taper to expand. The air that escapes under pressure then alerts the cook. Professor Avril Uno, who led the Tesco researchers noted that: “Carrots are biennial and have their own time clock. We’re merely giving Mother Nature a helping hand as well as hard-pressed mothers in the process.” However, opponents of the GMO vegetable predict the possibility of a nightmare scenario for future generations becoming as deaf as a post, albeit with improved vision.

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