Magazine article Insight on the News

Progress Marches Forward with Cooler Sheep and Hotter Dummies. (for the People)

Magazine article Insight on the News

Progress Marches Forward with Cooler Sheep and Hotter Dummies. (for the People)

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This magazine generally favors progress, especially when it means a new and easier way of doing something that once was a truly arduous and tedious task. Few things recently have so impressed for the people as a new development from Australia, which is the world's largest producer of wool. Apparently the Australians have found a new and very, very easy way to shear sheep--or, rather, to get the wool off the critters without doing all that shearing.

As for equipment, all that is needed is a needle to inject the sheep with a special protein and a net to catch the wool as it falls from the animal's body! What could be easier? One-quarter of a million sheep, in the total Australia-wide flock of around 110 million, already are being fleeced by the new method, according to a dispatch from Reuters.

On the remarkable invention front, for the people also notes the appearance in Hong Kong of a mannequin that perspires. Given the name "Walter," the dummy who sweats is the invention of Chinese scientists who wanted to come up with a way for clothing designers to make more-comfortable duds for hardworking types such as soldiers, athletes and space explorers. …

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