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Rats Can Learn To Drive

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It's a sentence that sounds too ridiculous to be true -- not only can rats learn to drive tiny cars, but they actually find it relaxing.

LOLOL  This is gorgeous!  Cute little rats driving about....all to get a Froot Loop at the end as a reward :D 

I wish I felt relaxed when I drove. Hahaha

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susieice

Build them little highways and streets with intersections. :P I bet the little guys could learn it but I don't know how they'd handle their first accident. Could turn out they also like bumping cars!

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third_eye

Let's think of something and let them drive all the cabs and taxis.... 

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'Walt' E. Kurtz
7 hours ago, susieice said:

Build them little highways and streets with intersections. :P I bet the little guys could learn it but I don't know how they'd handle their first accident. Could turn out they also like bumping cars!

Haha imagine being overtaken by mice :-)

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skliss
9 hours ago, 'Walt' E. Kurtz said:

Haha imagine being overtaken by mice :-)

Didn't they commission the earth to be built in order to get the answer to the ultimate question of Life, the Universe and Everything? We're just mechanisms in their world anyway....lol

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'Walt' E. Kurtz
59 minutes ago, skliss said:

Didn't they commission the earth to be built in order to get the answer to the ultimate question of Life, the Universe and Everything? We're just mechanisms in their world anyway....lol

Yes how many roads must a man walk down...  :-)

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skliss
9 minutes ago, 'Walt' E. Kurtz said:

Yes how many roads must a man walk down...  :-)

42.....naturally....lol    :yes:

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Eldorado

"They made a “car” out of a clear plastic food container attached to an aluminum plate, fitted with a set of wheels.

"Three copper bars on the aluminum plate let the rats “steer” the car; when they placed their paws on the bars, the rodents completed an electrical circuit that propelled the ROV, either to the left, right, or straight ahead.

"Releasing the bar would stop the car’s movement."

Full monty at the Smithsonian: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rats-will-drive-tiny-cars-get-froot-loops-180973406

And at the New Scientist: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2220721-scientists-have-trained-rats-to-drive-tiny-cars-to-collect-food/

Short AFP video at YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6JZQHt893E&feature=player_embedded

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BrooklynGuy
13 minutes ago, Eldorado said:

"They made a “car” out of a clear plastic food container attached to an aluminum plate, fitted with a set of wheels.

"Three copper bars on the aluminum plate let the rats “steer” the car; when they placed their paws on the bars, the rodents completed an electrical circuit that propelled the ROV, either to the left, right, or straight ahead.

"Releasing the bar would stop the car’s movement."

Full monty at the Smithsonian: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rats-will-drive-tiny-cars-get-froot-loops-180973406

And at the New Scientist: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2220721-scientists-have-trained-rats-to-drive-tiny-cars-to-collect-food/

Short AFP video at YouTube:

 

Thanks for the link Eldorado, it made me chuckle.

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