maggiekb at January 17th, 2014 10:49 — #1
ffabian at January 17th, 2014 10:59 — #2
Looks like something right out of a disney movie.
acerplatanoides at January 17th, 2014 11:04 — #3
I was reading about John Calhoun and his work at NIMH just yesterday. Great monument.
eksrae at January 17th, 2014 11:19 — #4
Mrs. Frisby was the first thing that I had thought of when I saw it, too.
incarnedine_v at January 17th, 2014 11:19 — #5
The results are pretty fascinating. After just a few generations the Foxes became submissive and started barking
eksrae at January 17th, 2014 11:22 — #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 at January 17th, 2014 11:23 — #7
I don't know, the nose makes it look like it might be related to Joe Camel...
eksrae at January 17th, 2014 11:24 — #8
I guess that would go under smoking research.
brainspore at January 17th, 2014 11:44 — #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 at January 17th, 2014 11:45 — #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 at January 17th, 2014 12:34 — #11
Great idea and well executed…gonna use this in upcoming talks and seminars!
crenquis at January 17th, 2014 12:59 — #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 at January 17th, 2014 13:29 — #13
Sacrificed, not "killed".
unshaved_weirdo at January 17th, 2014 18:16 — #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 at January 17th, 2014 23:52 — #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 at January 18th, 2014 17:42 — #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 at January 22nd, 2014 10:49 — #17
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