These Rats Are Real Movie Stars!
Few people know that rats are extremely intelligent and social animals, which means that they can be easily trained, so much so that they often appear in movies. So don't judge these little critters by their furless tails and see what they can do!
Rats Help Archeologists Uncover a Precious Surprise in England
During the renovations of the Oxborough Hall in Norfolk, England archeologists uncovered Tudor-period fabrics and a 500-year-old manuscript in the least likely of places - a huge rat's nest!
How Did Alberta, Canada, Manage to Stay a Rat Free Area?
Rats can be found in abundance pretty much everywhere in the world, except for Antarctica and the Canadian area of Alberta. Rats like to dwell in urban areas because they provide them with easy access to food and shelter.
Awww! Who Knew These Rats Could Be So Darn Cute?
Diane Ozdamar has been taking pictures of pet rats for years hoping to break the negative image that is often associated with these adorable creatures.
These Rodents Will Astound You With Their Cuteness
These are some of the most surprisingly cute cousins of rats you’ll ever see. 1. Brown Hairy Dwarf Porcupine (By Illustratedjc / Wikimedia Commons ) I thought porcupine's were supposed to have sharp edges, but this one is all fuzzy! 2. Chacoan mara Is it a pony? Is it a rabbit? Is it a kangaroo?
Worried About Rodents? 5 Signs You Have an Infestation.
If you are unsure whether or not rats or mice have made a nest in your home, then the warning signs below are bound to give you a good indication: 1. Rodent Droppings Fresh rodent droppings are moist and dark. As they age, they end up drying out and will easily crumble if touched.
Australia Is Home to Some of the World’s Cutest Animals
This lounging rat-like animal is called a boodie.
These Tiny Animals Have Tiny Toys - Adorable!
It doesn't get uch cuter than these little rats and their tiny plush toys. I know there are many of you who don't like rats, but there is a big difference between wild rats and rats that have been raised by humans to be loving, adorable creatures.
These Two Pets Are the Most Unlikely of Friends
A rat and dog seems like an unlikely friendship. In Chicago a pair of pets is breaking barriers with their friendship. Dutch Shepard, Osiris and rat, Riff Rat may be mismatched but they certainly are devoted mates. These two adore each other and spend time snuggling, playing and licking.
Incredible! These Rodents are Trained to Save Lives!
Have you ever heard of rats sniffing out landmines? This video brought to you by BBC Earth introduces you to Mandy. Mandy is an African Pouch Rat, and the top of her class in sniffing out TNT, the main ingredient in most explosives.
These Terrified Me, Until I Saw What They Can Do.
Many people dislike or are even put off by rats, but there is a huge difference between a rat on the street and a rat that has been kept as a pet. They are loving, intelligent and cute creatures, and can learn tricks almost as well as a dog.
Is the Cure for Cancer Hiding In This Tiny Animal?
In adaptation to their natural environment, blind mole rats evolved a mutation to prevent cells from undergoing accelerated death and regrowth. When exposed to carcinogenic materials, the cells in blind mole rats release interferon-beta (normally uses to fight viruses).
Ratatouille Has Nothing On this Little Fella!
Now, before you run to find a high chair, you should know that pet rats are VERY different than feral rats, and are in fact incredibly clean animals (much more than your average dog), and are intelligent as well as loving and loyal to their families.
The True Story About the Pursuit of Happiness
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Enjoy a Unique And Funny Performance By Dean Martin
You get a taste of the comedy of the Rat Pack before the full boom of Martin's chocolatey voice. Not to mention a few great quotes that I will hold on to for the rest of my life.
Joke: The Tiny Piano, Tiny Player and Tiny Singer!
He then pulled out a small rat and set it by the piano. It crawled on to the bench and began playing music. The bartender was amazed, so he gave the man a beer. Next, the man said, "If I impress you even more, can I have free drinks for life?"
These Weird Shoes Just Stopped Me in My Tracks!
From rats to Gameboys, enjoy these photos of weird shoes, but don't even put them on!
The Sugar Industry Has Spent Years Hiding This Secret...
New evidence has shown that the sugar industry suppressed scientific research that linked sugar to heart disease and bladder cancer in rats. The Sugar Research Foundation, the group that funded the studies, cut the project short and decided not to publish the results.
7 Beautiful Statues Based on Fairy Tales!
Acccording to the story, in 1284 the town has an terrible infestation of rats. A mysterious man in colorful clothes appeared and agreed to get rid of the rats for gold. He used his pipe to hypnotize the rats and lead them to water so they drowned.
I've Been to the Zoo, But I've Never Seen THIS
This selection of pranks makes use of gorillas, rats and zoos to make you laugh your butt off. It's hilarious. Hilarious Animal Pranks funny, video, prank, gag I would have given a lot to be at that zoo at that particular time. What a laugh!
Rodent Alert: Ways You May Be Inviting Mice into Your Home
There are leaks you’re not aware of in your home Much like humans, rodents, too, need both food and water to survive, though mice and rats need much less moisture than humans and sometimes can sustain themselves on food alone.
Why Elephants Are More Resilient to Cancer Than Mice
Whales, for example, are virtually immune to cancer, whereas rats get the disease a lot more than humans. While this observation may seem strange at first glance, there are several valid explanations of why that may be the case, all of which are discussed in the informative video.
The Science of Biomimicry: Cool Robots Inspired by Nature
SCRATCHbot Rats are often thought of as pests, but they have actually aided human innovation countless times. The robot built by Bristol Robotics Laboratory is just one more example of rats propelling humans to create something new and exciting.
Disgusting! These Are the Worst Jobs of the Victorian Era
It was a highly dangerous job - there were swarms of rats, plenty of noxious fumes, crumbling tunnels, and even the risk of being washed away when a sluice opened up.