Saturday, August 27, 2011

12 Things Worth Knowing...

...About Mice.

1.      A baby mouse is called a pinky?  (In this measurement of scale, I would call a baby human a “foot”)
2.      Mice are scared of vertical heights?

3.      If you pick up a mouse by its tail the tip will fall off? (…. GROSSSSSSS…..)
4.      People worshipped mice in temples. (I doubt your mom would make you go to church if that was the only kind in town.)

5.      Greeks and Indians thought mice were lightning bolts. (The way I figure it, mice had shorter legs back then, so their bellies rubbed the ground to make static electricity.)
6.      In ancient Rome it was a delicacy to eat mice cooked in honey and poppy seeds (excuse me --- blleeccch)
7.      Mouse, or “mus” means thief (I totally believe it--- hence the incident where Guido stole my Panini sandwich)
8.      Five Famous Mice:

The oldest and arguably the most famous mouse of them all is Mickey Mouse. Created in 1928, Mickey Mouse is the figure head for the Walt Disney Company.
Stuart Little

First making his appearance in E. B. White’s children novel in 1945, it made its big screen debut in 1999 in the live action computer-animation film as Michael J. Fox as the voice for Stuart.

This mouse became a household name because of another cartoon. Itchy from the Itchy and Scratchy Show on The Simpsons became known for their extreme antics and being the prime chose of show for Bart and Lisa Simpson.
Jerry Mouse from Tom and Jerry

Gerald "Jerry" Mouse is a fictional animated character, one of the main characters in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's series of Tom and Jerry theatrical cartoon short films.

Three blind mice. Three blind mice.
See how they run. See how they run.
… you get the idea
9.   In 1895 he helped to found the National Mouse Club in England. The first mouse show was in 1895.

10.   Simon Cowell has a pet mouse- he discovered the baby animal hiding in his `American Idol` dressing room and took the creature home. Obviously, he knows a good pet when he sees one.
11.   Field mice can exceed to 15 mph at top speed.
And they can also flatten their body to fit through a crack that is as little as 1/4 of an inch .
And my personal favorite….
12.   Mice can bite through anything softer than bone.

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