Mark Frauenfelder at 9:22 am Mon, Dec 31, 2012
This guy trains his pet mice to collect coins, fetch a tossed bead, play basketball, ride a tiny skateboard, and more. (Via Doobybrain)
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His latest book is Made by Hand: My Adventures in the World of DIY
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This proves what Douglas Adams hypothesized in his Hitchchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. All these years, those mice were experimenting on us!
Wonder if any of them are named Algernon.
How many minds would be blown on the street if Whitey at 2:00 escaped and tried to gain food from passerby by giving them coins.
I think I see a coin store heist in somebody’s future.
I’m seeing a hit-mouse.
As I enjoy their performance I feel some sadness that they have such short lifespans.
The next thing that occurs to me… This guy is pretty good at training mice. If he were to prepare 100 identical-looking white mice, each trained for one shot, he could make a mouse movie without having to resort to CGI.
At what point do you realize the footage is documenting a NIMH experiment?
I think the trainer is a woman named Marina.
(mouse-agility/contact —> myspace/dompteuse)
Mouse: See here…diagonally!
Me: Pretty sneaky, sis!
Micro dressage! Much more efficient than horses – fewer caloric requirements – smaller barn.
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