maggiekb — 2014-01-17T10:49:32-05:00 — #1
ffabian — 2014-01-17T10:59:29-05:00 — #2
Looks like something right out of a disney movie.
acerplatanoides — 2014-01-17T11:04:11-05:00 — #3
I was reading about John Calhoun and his work at NIMH just yesterday. Great monument.
eksrae — 2014-01-17T11:19:43-05:00 — #4
Mrs. Frisby was the first thing that I had thought of when I saw it, too.
incarnedine_v — 2014-01-17T11:19:56-05:00 — #5
The results are pretty fascinating. After just a few generations the Foxes became submissive and started barking
eksrae — 2014-01-17T11:22:36-05:00 — #6
I heard that an unfortunate side effect was that when they get over-excited, the pee themselves uncontrollably. I'm taking them off of my wish list.
crenquis — 2014-01-17T11:23:40-05:00 — #7
I don't know, the nose makes it look like it might be related to Joe Camel...
eksrae — 2014-01-17T11:24:18-05:00 — #8
I guess that would go under smoking research.
brainspore — 2014-01-17T11:44:50-05:00 — #9
The Institute, however, is popularly associated with a very different animal — the silver fox.
I didn't even know George Hamilton was Russian.
charles_ross_oh — 2014-01-17T11:45:35-05:00 — #10
This is touching. I think it was Mrs. Thisby wasn't it? John Prine's 'space monkey' and Temple Grandin come to mind while I wipe my eyes.
michael_matise — 2014-01-17T12:34:20-05:00 — #11
Great idea and well executed…gonna use this in upcoming talks and seminars!
crenquis — 2014-01-17T12:59:28-05:00 — #12
It seems that it isn't mentioned quite as often, but they also have a cohort of foxes that were bred for aggression -- the difference in appearance between the tame and ferocious ones is quite striking.
relawson — 2014-01-17T13:29:30-05:00 — #13
Sacrificed, not "killed".
unshaved_weirdo — 2014-01-17T18:16:27-05:00 — #14
At first, I wondered why they anthropomorphized the mouse. Then, I though "Peta will love this". Then i thought of Art Spiegelman, and then I was sad.
alexandrakitty — 2014-01-17T23:52:03-05:00 — #15
It is sad. I had a pigeon lab as an undergrad and I took my bird home with me because I just didn't want her to be put down. Thank you for the link...
mangelo_rigaton — 2014-01-18T17:42:36-05:00 — #16
This reminds me of Dr. Rat by William Kotzwinkel. It's a disturbing satire whose chapters alternate between Life in a Lab with cracked old Dr Rat, a lab preparation who has sold out to the Man, and The Revolution of The Animals, brought to you by the subliminal frequency. What a story!
maggiekb — 2014-01-22T10:49:34-05:00 — #17
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