Ok, so maybe I exaggerated a little bit on the GFP part, but these chairs really do glow! Called AfterGlow, this line of deck chairs from Douglas Homer is made of 100% post-consumer recycled high density polyethylene (HDPE) and glows in the dark.
GFP = Green Fluoroscent Protein. Used extensively in molecular biology to illuminate proteins in tissues and cells. Originates from some kinda jellyfish….I think….
Indeed, Shelley’s right on target. It was first extracted from a jelly fish scientists like to call Aequorea victoria (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aequorea_victoria).
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