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World’s Scientists Admit They Just Don’t Like Mice

Posted by Anonymous on June 23, 2010

Nearly 700 scientists representing 27 countries convened at the University of Zurich Monday to formally announce that their experimentation on mice has been motivated not by a desire to advance human knowledge, but out of sheer distaste for the furry little rodents.

“As a man of science, I deal with facts, and the fact is that mice are gross,” said Dr. Douglas White, chair of the Oxford biogenetics department and lifelong mouse-hater. “They’re squirmy, scurrying little vermin, and they make my skin crawl. I speak for all of my assembled colleagues when I say that the horrible little things deserve the worst we can dish out.”

According to a 500-word statement, scientists hate mice for “their beady little eyes,” “their repulsive tails,” and “the annoying little squeaking sounds they make.” …

“The truth is, mice are particularly ill-suited for our tissue study,” Gresham added. “We could construct a computer model that would yield more accurate results, but we don’t care.” …

via World’s Scientists Admit They Just Don’t Like Mice | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source.

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