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(Telegraph)   Rodents of unusual powers? I don't think they exist   (telegraph.co.uk ) divider line
    More: Scary, home counties, Health and Safety Executive, University of Reading, camden, rats  
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2012-12-12 12:10:27 AM  
I'm guessing this is a reference to some sort of movie or something.

/go through his pockets and look for loose change
 
2012-12-12 12:14:43 AM  
That's the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on!
 
2012-12-12 12:22:00 AM  
Evolution in action, biatches.

I once heard you could kills rats by leaving beer out for them. They can't vomit or burp, apparently, so they drink too much and just sorta burst. That could just be an urban legend, though.
 
2012-12-12 12:43:39 AM  
www.cbv.ns.ca

Darwin is not dead.

He is metamorphosing.
 
2012-12-12 12:55:43 AM  

"THE ASYLUM PRESENTS: RATGANGUA!"

 
2012-12-12 02:20:40 AM  
They have built up a tolerance to iocane powder over the years.
 
2012-12-12 03:54:16 AM  
Rats ain't immune to this.
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2012-12-12 05:34:21 AM  
consonantlyspeaking.com
 
Xai
2012-12-12 06:37:33 AM  
How about predators like foxe...oh they wipe them out too? well good luck with your mutant rats then.
 
2012-12-12 06:46:21 AM  
No problem. Simply release wave after wave of Chinese needle snakes. Then the gorillas that thrive on snake meat.
 
2012-12-12 06:51:27 AM  
Are you pondering what I'm pondering, subby?
 
2012-12-12 06:52:00 AM  
Amazing, Maurice.
 
2012-12-12 06:54:28 AM  
We're gonna need a bigger mousetrap!
 
2012-12-12 06:56:39 AM  

fusillade762: Evolution in action, biatches.

I once heard you could kills rats by leaving beer out for them. They can't vomit or burp, apparently, so they drink too much and just sorta burst. That could just be an urban legend, though.


Yeah, evolution's much less fun when you realize that the same principles also apply to populations of undesirable things (rats, cancer cells).

It's true that rats cannot vomit, but I can't imagine they'd have a serious problem with the carbonation from beer, for better or worse.
 
2012-12-12 06:58:00 AM  
Having just disposed of 2 dead mice from my basement, I'm getting a kick out of this story.
 
2012-12-12 06:59:05 AM  
So that rats have become immune to standard British fare, interesting.
 
2012-12-12 07:10:39 AM  
Inconceivable!
 
2012-12-12 07:10:43 AM  
You know during WWI in the trenches the rats turned into ROUS and were so aggressive that it was no problem for them to kill the cats brought in to control them. So when the Americans finally got into it they saw the problem, wrote home, and a regiment of Main Coons were shipped over. Took care of that pesky ROUS problem for them.
 
2012-12-12 07:15:09 AM  
Sew their butts shut. They go crazy from constipation that they bite everything in sight, usually each other.
 
2012-12-12 07:22:19 AM  
If only there was some way to combat an evolving species. . .
2.bp.blogspot.com
Nah.

/ New England rats are ROUS, but where do you think Maine Coons got their name?
 
2012-12-12 07:26:39 AM  

dragonchild: If only there was some way to combat an evolving species. . .
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Nah.

/ New England rats are ROUS, but where do you think Maine Coons got their name?


Out in the wastelands of central Mass, we skipped right over cats and went to rat dogs.

Rats in the cow barn were big as beavers, I swear. The cairn terriers were annoying dogs, but good a hunting rats.
 
2012-12-12 07:37:17 AM  

yobsoggoth: Inconceivable!


You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

/Also, I do not mean to pry, but you don't by any chance happen to have six fingers on your right hand?
 
2012-12-12 07:47:28 AM  

skinink: Are you pondering what I'm pondering, subby?


sportige.com

Um... I think so, Brain, but what if the chicken won't wear the nylons?
 
2012-12-12 07:52:06 AM  

skinink: Are you pondering what I'm pondering, subby?


I think so Brain, but if we give peas a chance, won't the lima beans feel lonely?
 
2012-12-12 08:05:43 AM  

fusillade762: Evolution in action, biatches.

I once heard you could kills rats by leaving beer out for them. They can't vomit or burp, apparently, so they drink too much and just sorta burst. That could just be an urban legend, though.


Rats cannot vomit or burp.

However, Jupie here shared many a beer with me, and lived to tell the tale:

i.imgur.com

While he could not burp up the gas, he was happy to expel it from the other end.

BTW, science has proven that rats like to drink beer because it makes them happy, but doing so causes them to engage in danger-seeking behavior and degrades their motor skills. Rats who are habitual beer drinkers become distressed when they lose access to beer.

Citation

Ergo, rats are potential Farkers.
 
2012-12-12 08:09:32 AM  
They should call the brute squad.

pics.imcdb.org
 
2012-12-12 08:12:30 AM  
images1.wikia.nocookie.net

these rats?
 
2012-12-12 08:14:17 AM  
This is England, come on, the solution is simple.
Pass a law banning rats. Simple.

Heh, and they call us 'Mericans stooped.
 
2012-12-12 08:19:47 AM  
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He comes.
 
2012-12-12 08:23:56 AM  
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Hot and delicious
 
2012-12-12 08:24:52 AM  
www.thetick.ws
 
2012-12-12 08:25:35 AM  
for those of you born in the 90s....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOv5ZjAOpC8
 
2012-12-12 08:30:07 AM  

fusillade762: Evolution in action, biatches.

I once heard you could kills rats by leaving beer out for them. They can't vomit or burp, apparently, so they drink too much and just sorta burst. That could just be an urban legend, though.


The dieing because they drink to much and can't vomit or burp is an urban legend (I think at least). The pest control option I have heard of using beer is to fill a bucket halfway with beer (or any liquid substance that might smell good to a rat). The rats then climb into the bucket to drink the beer and fall in, since they can't reach it from the top. When they are inside the bucket they are unable to climb back out because the surface is to far down from the lid. They thus drown.

Its a trap where the bait is in fact the "poison", more or less.
 
2012-12-12 08:34:48 AM  

Wicked Chinchilla: fusillade762: Evolution in action, biatches.

I once heard you could kills rats by leaving beer out for them. They can't vomit or burp, apparently, so they drink too much and just sorta burst. That could just be an urban legend, though.

The dieing because they drink to much and can't vomit or burp is an urban legend (I think at least). The pest control option I have heard of using beer is to fill a bucket halfway with beer (or any liquid substance that might smell good to a rat). The rats then climb into the bucket to drink the beer and fall in, since they can't reach it from the top. When they are inside the bucket they are unable to climb back out because the surface is to far down from the lid. They thus drown.

Its a trap where the bait is in fact the "poison", more or less.


If you tried that around here, this is the more likely result:

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2012-12-12 08:41:00 AM  
Thought headline was about the Koch brothers.
 
2012-12-12 08:44:16 AM  
FTA: Studies show a large part of southern Elgnad has rats who have mutated to resist standard poisons.

Nice use of spellcheck.
 
2012-12-12 08:47:21 AM  

special20: Thought headline was about the Koch brothers.


There there. This is a perfectly good Princess Bride thread. Put politics in the politics tab
 
2012-12-12 08:47:37 AM  
Well what the heck are they doing with all those Cricket bats during the off season ??
 
2012-12-12 08:56:10 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

"biatches love big rats"
 
2012-12-12 09:13:25 AM  
Somebody please help me with my rat problem!

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2012-12-12 09:56:59 AM  
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2012-12-12 10:51:49 AM  

skinink: Are you pondering what I'm pondering, subby?


I think so, Brain, but where are we going to find tiny rubber pants at this time of night?
 
2012-12-12 11:02:41 AM  
 
2012-12-12 11:22:28 AM  
Casimir Radon approves.
 
2012-12-12 02:38:27 PM  

Some_Local_Deity: Casimir Radon approves.


Sacre Poo! I'm not the only person who read that book.

I suspect the British should get their Rat Killing techniques from the Croatoblatislavans.
 
2012-12-12 03:43:29 PM  

TypoFlyspray: Some_Local_Deity: Casimir Radon approves.

Sacre Poo! I'm not the only person who read that book.

I suspect the British should get their Rat Killing techniques from the Croatoblatislavans.


The Big U is one of my all-time favorites. I don't understand why it didn't get more play once Stephenson hit the big time.
 
2012-12-12 04:09:47 PM  
Jack Russell Terriers and other varmint hunting breeds could take care of this problem.
 
2012-12-12 04:16:59 PM  

pivazena: special20: Thought headline was about the Koch brothers.

There there. This is a perfectly good Princess Bride thread. Put politics in the politics tab


Your portal to adulthood? Whatever, shorty.
 
2012-12-14 12:41:29 PM  

Some_Local_Deity: The Big U is one of my all-time favorites. I don't understand why it didn't get more play once Stephenson hit the big time.


Because it's shelved in fiction rather than Science Fiction.
 
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