Golden retriever gives birth to lime green puppy

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Carole DeBruler, owner of Florida’s Golden Treasures Kennel, posted videos of a puppy, named Shamrock, on social media where the cute canine quickly developed a following due to her unusual colour.

Shamrock was born lime green — appropriate for a dog born in the “Key Lime State” — while the rest of her siblings were the expected golden hue.

The unusual colour is the result of the puppy’s fur being dyed by biliverdin, a green bile sometimes found in the wombs of mother dogs.

The phenomenon is not new and has been reported earlier. Shamrock’s green colour has started to fade, and she will likely be the breed’s normal yellow colour within a few weeks.

World’s largest passenger elevator

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Roughly the size of a studio apartment, measuring 25.78 sq m, the world’s largest passenger elevator weighs a whopping 16 tonnes and can accommodate up to 235 people at a time.

Finnish elevator company KONE installed the elevator inside the Jio World Centre in Mumbai, India. Designed to cater to large groups of people attending weddings or exhibitions at the convention centre, the elevator offers all-round scenic views of the complex and its gardens.

The elevator features a unique four-panel glass door and walls that offer panoramic views and a crystal-studded ceiling. Although it only travels between five floors, at a speed of one metre per second, it also has two comfortable sofas for passengers.

From sunglasses to reading glasses, just swipe!

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32 Degrees North is an innovative pair of adaptive glasses created by Deep Optics that uses pixelated liquid crystal (LC) lenses and works as both protective eyewear and adaptive reading glasses.

The adaptive concept of the glasses allows the wearer to adjust their purpose with a single swipe of the frame. For stylish sunglasses, simply swipe backward on the right frame, and to put them into vision correction mode, you just swipe backward. Additionally, the lens power can be changed from 0 to 2.5 diopters, and the lightweight built-in battery offers up to 48 hours of power.

The lenses perform like the human eye, allowing the wearer to see what they want when they want.

Blonde chocolate, a delicious treat created by mistake

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Though not as popular as milk, dark and white chocolate, blonde chocolate is already recognised as one of the most ingenious variations of white chocolate ever created.

In 2004, French pastry chef Frederic Bau was busy showing off his skills during an exhibition in Japan. He got so carried away during the show that he left his white chocolate melting in a bain-marie for four days. When he finally got back to it, the chocolate had become a pale brown and had a very distinct smell and flavour. Apart from its caramel-like colour, this new confection had the milky smoothness of white chocolate, but also butterscotch, toffee, and shortbread-tasting notes, as well as a distinct after-taste of roasted coffee. Frederic Bau quickly recognised the potential of his discovery, and blonde chocolate was born.

Published in Dawn, Young World, May 11th, 2024

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