Shmeat is meat grown on a metal sheet–not on the bones of an animal. PETA’s million-dollar X-Poultry Prize (no, really) gives scientists until 2012 to develop a palatable shmeat-substitute for chicken.
Today, two intrepid German scientists ask, why chicken? Why not long pig?
Just kidding. They want to use artificial skin as a better band-aid. But you can’t help but wonder: how long until the better band-aid winds up in a four-year old’s mouth?