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Face-Split Kitties

Venus the Chimera Looks Like Two-Face from the Batman Comics

— October 2, 2012 — Unique
Venus the Chimera is where Catwoman and Two Face meet in some alternate Batman reality. Venus is a two-faced cat who recently appeared on the Today Show and has nearly 2 million views on YouTube. She has a rare, unidentified condition which causes half her face to be black fur, and the other light brown -- even more peculiar is her single blue eye.

Leslie Lyons of the University of California, Davis confirms this is a very rare occurrence because most cats have green or yellow eyes. Having blue eyes -- especially just one -- is what she calls "absolute luck." Some have tried to explain Venus the two-faced cat by pointing to "Chimera" in Greek mythology. A Chimera is a hybrid animal made up of parts of two or three animals. In a cat's case, it would mean the cells contain two different sets of DNA fused together.

The only way to find out for sure is through genetic tests, according to Lyons. She hypothosizes the results would be different DNA found in the skin from one side of the cat than the other. However, there have been no announcements about future testing on Venus. For now, she's a two-faced cat with a YouTube following.
Trend Themes
1. Unique Genetic Mutations - The rare occurrence of Venus the Chimera highlights the trend of unique genetic mutations in animals, presenting opportunities for further genetic testing and research.
2. Social Media Pet Fame - Venus the Chimera's popularity on YouTube and the Today Show showcases the trend of social media pet fame, opening up opportunities for pet marketing and influencer collaborations.
3. Unidentified Medical Conditions - Venus the Chimera's unidentified condition highlights the trend of unknown or rare medical conditions in animals, creating opportunities for veterinary research and specialized treatment.
Industry Implications
1. Genetic Testing - The genetic testing industry can capitalize on the trend of unique genetic mutations by offering specialized tests to identify rare conditions in animals.
2. Pet Industry - The pet industry can leverage the trend of social media pet fame by partnering with popular animal influencers and creating unique pet products for viral pets like Venus the Chimera.
3. Veterinary Medicine - The veterinary medicine industry can seize the trend of unidentified medical conditions by investing in research and developing treatments for rare animal diseases.
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