Based on this article (LINK HERE), we won't be seeing any of those cat's eyes** on the highway in the future. Soon they will be replaced by real cats, possibly chained to the highway.
Scientists at the Mayo Clinic have invented whole cats, that can sit in the middle of the interstate highways and prevent accidents. After years of waiting, might this be that moment when cats can finally help mankind and do a day’s work? Maybe. (LINK TO THE MAYO CLINIC HERE)
The Highway Departments in some states will issue decals (left) for motorists who want to place them on the door of their car to announce to the world that they were able to stay on the highway thanks to the new glow-in-the-dark cats. Supplies are limited.
So for all you doubters and cat haters out there, this doesn't appear to be a hoax - well not about the glowing cats. The implementation of the glowing cats wasn't conceived by researchers at the Mayo Clinic but technology does have its spin-offs.
Cat lovers have endorsed the idea, feeling that with glow-in-the-dark cats on the highway, Tabbie will be just a little safer and less likely to have motorists swerving to hit her in the dark.
**The cat's eye is a retroreflective safety device used in road marking and was the first of a range ofraised pavement markers. It originated in the UK in 1933 and is today used all over the world.
Sadly, this technological breakthrough won't do anything to save imperiled small, yappy dogs owned by fat women.