Seen at the Festival of the Tree

...if you would be happy all your life, plant a garden ~ Chinese proverb

Friday, 9 November 2007

Supermice? Part Deux

Not content with giving us mice that can outrun most of us, scientists in Japan have found a "brainswitch" which can turn off their sense of danger. As a result a fearless mouse "Delta D" has been seen cuddling up to its arch enemy, the cat. The poor feline is so surprised, it has declined to gobble up the snack temptingly on offer under its nose.

That's not all. Apparently it's been happening for ages via the toxoplasma parasite - it makes rodents suicidally attracted to cat urine. It can also affect humans, so if you see me exhibiting a "sex kitten effect" in future, you'll know I've been got whilst emptying out the litter tray...

No comments:

Post a Comment

I love reading your comments and welcome thoughtful conversations :)

Help me to help you: If you're having problems leaving comments, contact me using the Contact Form at the foot of this page, or via vegplotting at gmail dot com, or @malvernmeet if a quick tweet is more convenient for you. That way I can get things sorted.

Comments aiming to link back and give credence to commercial websites will be composted!

Sorry - anonymous comments are disabled currently owing to continued problems with spammers.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...