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#1    Peter B

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 10:17 AM

An exercise wheel!



Animals, such as pet hamsters, really do enjoy exercise wheels, suggests a new study that found most small wild creatures voluntarily use the wheels when they encounter them.

The study, published in the latest issue of Proceedings of the Royal Society B, is the first to look at wheel running in the wild.

This was my favourite bit:


Surprisingly, the second most common visitors to the wheel placed in the wild were slugs.

"They can slide along for hours," Meijer says.

Slugs aren't exactly high on the food chain, so no one has ever studied whether or not they play.

Anyone looking for a PhD topic? How about "Do slugs play?"

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 10:52 AM

I'd like to see the video, especially those cheating slugs.

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