Possibly these mice doing their little tricks–basketball, fetch, “paying” for treats with coins–are just being adorable. But something making rodents smarter and more capable is very alarming, and not in a fun Pinky and the Brain kind of way. In what I can only be some kind of nightmare Rats of NIMH scenario, these trained mice are clearly plotting to take over the world.
I mean, can you imagine the damage these guys could do if they got into your cereal cupboard? Or your Facebook account? Shudder.
On the other hand, maybe they have some ideas for solving our “Fiscal Cliff” problem. Hmm…
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