Of all the animals of prey, man is the only sociable one.
Every one of us preys upon his neighbour, and yet we herd together.
The Beggar's Opera: John Gay

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Er...this is E sharp


I can't be the only one who read this...
Mice can "sing" like a choir by matching the pitch of their voice to that of others, scientists claim.
...and immediately thought of this:



3 comments:

  1. My first thought was of the mice from Bagpuss . But the mouse organ was my second thought indeed

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  2. Yes, I thought of that too:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVzAJbEkyyU

    ...then I heard the reduced-frequency audio clip of the male mouse's mating calls and realized I was listening to a love-struck Clanger:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTyjBUoCnKM

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  3. And there was also the superb sketch, where John Cleese was being interviewed after a 'modern party' where they had "started actin' like mice, eating cheese an' stuff..."

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