Scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington have successfully induced suspended animation in mice that don’t normally hibernate. All with the loving use of rotten egg smell. No joke! The hydrogen sulphide sends cells into a dormant state, reducing body temperature and dramatically lessening the body’s need for oxygen.
The phenomenon has been known to occur in human beings, so future testing might result in our being able to place individuals in suspended animation for long-haul space travel (in which they’ll only be woken to explore alien ridden planets), or so that pizza delivery boys can have fantastic adventures in the year 3000.
No word yet on whether Ugnaugts will be utilized in the process for humans.