What can Ozzy Osbourne's genetic code teach us?
Ozzy Osbourne, who has survived years of drug and alcohol abuse, a near catastrophic ATV accident and reality television, could be considered something of a medical miracle. And now scientists are studying his genetic code to discover more about why some people can tolerate excessive substance abuse:
Mapping of a genetic code sounds like expensive work. I hope researchers plan to make the most of it by including specific instances of extreme substance abuse, like what led Ozzy to snort a line of ants. Or the precise moment at which -- if one goes further with his drug usage -- he will be forever rendered a mumbling, shuffling shadow of his former self. And why stop with the substance abuse research? Why not dig deeper to discover how Oz manages to tolerate spending 24/7 with the shrill Sharon Osbourne?
And, while we're at it, should researchers get busy mapping the genetic code of other celebs? Just imagine what one could learn about predispositions for plastic surgery and dimwittedness from Heidi Montag's silicone-saturated genes. Think of the strides that could be made in infidelity research if both Tiger Woods and Jesse James donated a bit of their blood to the project. And, could the cast of "Jersey Shore's" genetic codes hold the secret to achieving stardom without actually possessing any quantifiable talent?
And we thought space was the final frontier.
| June 15, 2010; 12:45 PM ET
Categories: Celebrities, Hollyweird | Tags: Ozzy Osbourne
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