I wrote about them once before... with pictures...
Then today I saw an article on them as being the possible secret to eternal youth as they live a long, cancer free life...
What's ugly, has a tail and holds the secret to eternal youth? Meet the naked mole rat...
These East African animals live for 30 years, seven times longer than a normal rat, and they seem to be immune to cancer.
Researchers at the University of Liverpool have just finished mapping the mole rat’s genome structure for the first time, in the hope of understanding what keeps them so healthy.
I distinctly remember the feeling of mild revulsion, and amusement, when I first saw a picture of one of these... but I really haven;t thought about them again until today. Then tonight on television they showed a picture from Cake Wrecks. if you haven't discovered this site, they feature weird and wonderful cakes and the regular mistakes made in the finished product.
"When professional cakes go horribly, hilariously wrong..."
Seriously - A Mole Rat Cake????
If you don't believe me - this is on their Creepy Crawly Cakes Post. Go and see it for yourself.
Now, I am going to try and forget about them again for a while :)