It’s not every day that you chance upon a mouse with a tail. I’m not talking about that huge, mangy thing running around in the darkest corners of your attic though. Rather, I’m talking about none other than that little clicker that you’ve got beside your keyboard or laptop.
I’m all for turning my workstation into a funner, more comfortable place to work in. Anything that adds color or flair to my desk receives a warm welcome. When Microsoft’s Mobile Mouse 3500 Artist Edition mice that are slated to arrive next month makes its way to my table, it will receive a sizzling hot welcome.
The gals over at The House of Mouse do one thing, and one thing well. They make little tiny mice based on geeky and pop culture icons. In browsing through their collection I found hand-sewn felt rodent versions of characters from Star Wars, LoTR, Harry Potter, and Doctor Who among others.
According to the Telegraph, a remarkable experiment conducted at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Daejon, South Korea resulted in female mice “to reject the advances of their male counterparts and attempt to mate with fellow females.” The modification involved deleting something called the FucM gene while the mice were still embryos.
Scientists working for NASA have built a “variable gravity simulator” powerful enough to levitate drops of water up to 2 inches wide, and even young mice. The device is made of a “superconducting magnet that generates a field powerful enough to levitate the water inside living animals.” I don’t know how the magnet can levitate water and not just metallic substances, so don’t ask me okay?