Chester Cheetah wasn't the original mascot for Cheetos. Instead it was a mouse simply named the Cheetos Mouse, as it was decided a mouse would be the perfect pick since mice love cheese. It wasn't until 1986 when Chester Cheetah came along and Cheetos Mouse faded to obscurity. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Scientists implanted mice brains with human brain cells and the mice became "statistically and significantly smarter than control mice." They then created mouse-human hybrids by implanting baby mice with mature human astrocytes. Those cells completely took over the mouse's brain. cnet.com/news/mice-implan…
Squirrels are predators. In addition to small bugs, squirrels have been spotted eating birds, snakes, mice, and shrews. In one instance, a pack of Russian black squirrels killed and ate a stray dog. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squ…
Today I learned about violin mice, which are basically fancy dust bunnies. When a violin is repaired, the β€œmouse” is often placed back inside the instrument for luck. Some people even collect them. violinist.com/discussion/…
Cats in Kazan, Russia were so good at catching mice, they were shipped to St. Petersburg in 1745 to deal with a rodent infestation. A statue dedicated to the cats can be found in Kazan today. visit-tatarstan.com/en/pl…
Today I learned about the Glirarium, a Roman jar with holes in it, made for keeping and forcing mice to hibernate for a while, which made them fatter before eating them, making them more tasteful en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gli…
NIMH (of The Secret of NIMH) is a reference to the National Institute for Mental Health, and the book/film was inspired by John B. Calhoun's experiment with mice Utopias and the collapse in society that occurs with overpopulation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
The bigger your brain, the longer your yawn. The average duration of yawns from mammals like humans, African elephants, walruses, mice, rabbits, and capuchin monkeys, predict the mammal's brain weight and its number of cortical neurons. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Neuroscientists have been "able to completely eliminate fear memories in mice" nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Squirrels are omnivorous and will eat insects and mice. resteasypestcontrol.com/s…
It's a myth rats/mice absolutely love cheese, they prefer sweet foods animals.howstuffworks.com…
A tortoiseshell cat named Towser holds the Guinness World Record for most mice caught at 28,899. She was so famous that a statue was erected of her in the city where she lived, and her paw prints are marked on every bottle of Fairlie’s Light Highland Liqueur. lovemeow.com/towser-the-w…
In the Greek peninsula of Mount Athos, which houses 20 Eastern Orthodox monasteries and is fully governed by monastic law, no women or female animals are ever allowed in, so as not to tempt the monks, with the exception of hens (for eggs) and cats (to catch mice) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
From elephants to mice, all mammals take approximately 21 seconds to urinate pnas.org/content/111/33/1…
Not only dogs but mice can too be trained to sniff/detect drugs. scmp.com/tech/science-res…
N June 2006, at the request of PETA, Ocean Spray agreed to end its support for animal experiments. Previously, Ocean Spray was funding tests involving infecting mice with H. pylori, bacteria that cause stomach ulcers, and then feeding them cranberry juice to see if it had any positive effect. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oce…
Intelligence officers often use the acronym MICE to describe the four main motives for spying: Money, Ideology, Compromise, Ego afio.com/publications/CHA…
The seeds of the Abrus precatorius plant contain the toxin abrin. Abrin is fatal at just 1/75 the dose of ricin. Abrin has an LD50 of 0.56 ΞΌg/kg in mice, and Kingsbury lists a toxic dose in humans at 0.00015% body weight, or approximately 0.1 mg for a 150 lb human. One chewed seed can be fatal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abr…
Scientists improved the intelligence of old mice, by infusing them with blood from young humans. Young blood led to improved brain function and reversed symptoms of ageing. It helped reduce memory loss; and slowed the decline in muscle function, metabolism and bone structure. nature.com/news/young-hum…
The first reliable pregnancy tests involved doctors injecting women's urine into frogs; if they laid eggs without mating, the woman was pregnant. This test was called the "Hogben Test" and was used widely for about 20 years until doctors began injecting mice and rabbits instead. theatlantic.com/science/a…
Wolves get 7 hours of sleep on average per day, while mice get 14.5. youtu.be/Eu9lTJCvrKc
The plural of a gaming mouse can actually be mice or mouses painintheenglish.com/case…
The world's oldest mouse, Yoda, reached the age of 4 years in a pathogen-free environment at the University of Michigan, living with his cage mate Princess Leia. 100-year-old people are much more common than 4-year-old mice.", said his lab director. ur.umich.edu/0304/Apr19_0…
Mice with vision enhanced by nanotechnology can see both infrared and visible light. A single injection of nano-particles in the mice's eyes gave them infrared vision for around 10 weeks with minimal side effects. phys.org/news/2019-02-nan…
Mice on Earth may like running in wheels, but mice in space apparently take advantage of the microgravity to run in circles by bouncing off the walls. space.com/mice-adapt-to-l…
The European Organization for Nuclear Research has animal shelter for computer mice. vice.com/en_us/article/nz…
Vulpinic acid is poisonous to all meat-eaters but not to mice and rabbits en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let…
Pheromone in baby mouse tears makes female mice less interested in sex. researchgate.net/blog/pos…
Today I learned about "glacier mice": fuzzy green balls of moss that form on top of glaciers and move like a herd of rodents mentalfloss.com/article/6…
A group of rats or mice is called a mischief while a group of gerbils is called a clan. allourpaws.com/miscellane…
Mice can sing, but we can't hear them. Male mice can produce complex songs, similar to songbirds, in the ultrasonic range when they spend time with females. huffpost.com/entry/mice-s…
On Michael Collins during Apollo 11 mission in July 1969, he was afraid of media focus if the mission failed , if he returned alone to Earth, & he was concerned about his mice companion not getting sick on quarantine back home. space.com/michael-collins…
Japanese scientists have transplanted hair follicle germs (HFG) on mice which were grown on a substrate of dimethylpolysiloxane, (a silicone added to McDonald's fries to stop cooking oil from frothing). The technique created 5,000 HFGs at once and started new hair growth on mice. foxnews.com/food-drink/mc…
Lab Mice are unintentionally bread with long telomeres which could invalidate most studies involving mice. huffpost.com/entry/of-mic…
Chickens eat mice. Once the chickens are asleep, the mice come out to play. grit.com/animals/got-mice…
Scientists found that deleting a certain gene in mice can make them smarter by unlocking a mysterious region of the brain considered to be relatively inflexible. It is called the 'Homer Simpson Gene.' theatlantic.com/technolog…
Deleting a certain gene in mice can make them smarter by unlocking a mysterious region of the brain considered to be relatively inflexible. Scientists at Emory University have named this gene associated with memory and learning the "Homer Simpson gene" theatlantic.com/amp/artic…
In an experiment done on mice with Alzheimer's, exposing them to lights flickering at 40hz for an hour, reduced the beta-amyloid plaques in their brains by 50%. nia.nih.gov/news/harnessi…
Testicles have taste buds and studies in mice have shown that they are necessary for reproduction. huffingtonpost.co.uk/entr…
There is a species of singing mice, and the males will often engage in fast-paced back-and-forth singing duels. popsci.com/singing-mice-b…
There is a monument in Russia dedicated to lab mice who's lives have been sacrificed to further science: The Monument to the Laboratory Mouse en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Harvest mice love to eat pollen, they eat so much in fact, that they fall asleep inside the flowers storytrender.com/18321/fl…
Wild mice actually enjoy running on exercise wheels. theguardian.com/science/g…
The Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) is one of the very few venomous mammals capable of actually injecting its venom like a snake through specially modified teeth. The second lower incisors have special grooves through which venom flows. The venom can kill mice in 2 to 6 minutes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
John Steinbeck’s dog, Toby, ate his manuscript of Of Mice and Men. There was no other draft. Steinbeck said of the incident, β€œI was pretty mad but the poor little fellow may have been acting critically. I didn’t want to ruin a good dog for a ms (manuscript), I’m not sure is good at all.” brainpickings.org/2016/05…
Rats and mice have hooked sperms and in some species they hook together to make a daisy chain that can swim faster pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1…
In 2006, the Mythbusters tested the myth that cardboard used in cereal boxes are healthier than the sugary cereal itself. Two groups of mice were given either item and the box group ended up eating each other while both Mythbusters made remarks about it. The myth was promptly never shown on TV. lostmediawiki.com/Mythbus…
Harvest Mice like crawling into flowers to eat the pollen and sometimes even fall asleep in them. mymodernmet.com/tiny-harv…
Today I learned that used tennis balls from Wimbledon are recycled as housing for harvest mice to help them protect them. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_ne…
London’s smallest statue β€˜Two Mice Eating Cheese’ commemorates the death of two workmen who, in 1862, fell from scaffolding whilst arguing over a missing sandwich. It was actually stolen by mice en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi…

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