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12 Dec 2012 06:34 AM   |   8175 clicks   |   Telegraph
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vossiewulf    [TotalFark]  
I'm guessing this is a reference to some sort of movie or something.

/go through his pockets and look for loose change

12 Dec 2012 12:10 AM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
That's the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on!

12 Dec 2012 12:14 AM
fusillade762     
Evolution in action, biatches.

I once heard you could kills rats by leaving beer out for them. They can't vomit or burp, apparently, so they drink too much and just sorta burst. That could just be an urban legend, though.

12 Dec 2012 12:22 AM
Amos Quito     
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Darwin is not dead.

He is metamorphosing.

12 Dec 2012 12:43 AM
Apos     
"THE ASYLUM PRESENTS: RATGANGUA!"

12 Dec 2012 12:55 AM
Makh    [TotalFark]  
They have built up a tolerance to iocane powder over the years.

12 Dec 2012 02:20 AM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
Rats ain't immune to this.
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12 Dec 2012 03:54 AM
thamike    [TotalFark]  
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12 Dec 2012 05:34 AM
Xai     
How about predators like foxe...oh they wipe them out too? well good luck with your mutant rats then.

12 Dec 2012 06:37 AM
gerbilpox     
No problem. Simply release wave after wave of Chinese needle snakes. Then the gorillas that thrive on snake meat.

12 Dec 2012 06:46 AM
skinink     
Are you pondering what I'm pondering, subby?

12 Dec 2012 06:51 AM
vinniethepoo     
Amazing, Maurice.

12 Dec 2012 06:52 AM
Richard C Stanford     
We're gonna need a bigger mousetrap!

12 Dec 2012 06:54 AM
CowardlyLion     

fusillade762: Evolution in action, biatches.

I once heard you could kills rats by leaving beer out for them. They can't vomit or burp, apparently, so they drink too much and just sorta burst. That could just be an urban legend, though.


Yeah, evolution's much less fun when you realize that the same principles also apply to populations of undesirable things (rats, cancer cells).

It's true that rats cannot vomit, but I can't imagine they'd have a serious problem with the carbonation from beer, for better or worse.

12 Dec 2012 06:56 AM
DjangoStonereaver    [TotalFark]  
Having just disposed of 2 dead mice from my basement, I'm getting a kick out of this story.

12 Dec 2012 06:58 AM
david_gaithersburg     
So that rats have become immune to standard British fare, interesting.

12 Dec 2012 06:59 AM
yobsoggoth     
Inconceivable!

12 Dec 2012 07:10 AM
KatjaMouse     
You know during WWI in the trenches the rats turned into ROUS and were so aggressive that it was no problem for them to kill the cats brought in to control them. So when the Americans finally got into it they saw the problem, wrote home, and a regiment of Main Coons were shipped over. Took care of that pesky ROUS problem for them.

12 Dec 2012 07:10 AM
ubermensch     
Sew their butts shut. They go crazy from constipation that they bite everything in sight, usually each other.

12 Dec 2012 07:15 AM
dragonchild     
If only there was some way to combat an evolving species. . .
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Nah.

/ New England rats are ROUS, but where do you think Maine Coons got their name?

12 Dec 2012 07:22 AM
Mose     

dragonchild: If only there was some way to combat an evolving species. . .
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Nah.

/ New England rats are ROUS, but where do you think Maine Coons got their name?


Out in the wastelands of central Mass, we skipped right over cats and went to rat dogs.

Rats in the cow barn were big as beavers, I swear. The cairn terriers were annoying dogs, but good a hunting rats.

12 Dec 2012 07:26 AM
KFBR392     

yobsoggoth: Inconceivable!


You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

/Also, I do not mean to pry, but you don't by any chance happen to have six fingers on your right hand?

12 Dec 2012 07:37 AM
RobSeace    [TotalFark]  

skinink: Are you pondering what I'm pondering, subby?


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Um... I think so, Brain, but what if the chicken won't wear the nylons?

12 Dec 2012 07:47 AM
maddogdelta     

skinink: Are you pondering what I'm pondering, subby?


I think so Brain, but if we give peas a chance, won't the lima beans feel lonely?

12 Dec 2012 07:52 AM
Parthenogenetic     

fusillade762: Evolution in action, biatches.

I once heard you could kills rats by leaving beer out for them. They can't vomit or burp, apparently, so they drink too much and just sorta burst. That could just be an urban legend, though.


Rats cannot vomit or burp.

However, Jupie here shared many a beer with me, and lived to tell the tale:

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While he could not burp up the gas, he was happy to expel it from the other end.

BTW, science has proven that rats like to drink beer because it makes them happy, but doing so causes them to engage in danger-seeking behavior and degrades their motor skills. Rats who are habitual beer drinkers become distressed when they lose access to beer.

Citation

Ergo, rats are potential Farkers.

12 Dec 2012 08:05 AM
LordOfThePings     
They should call the brute squad.

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12 Dec 2012 08:09 AM
Blurredplacebo     
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these rats?

12 Dec 2012 08:12 AM
computerguyUT     
This is England, come on, the solution is simple.
Pass a law banning rats. Simple.

Heh, and they call us 'Mericans stooped.

12 Dec 2012 08:14 AM
Millennium     
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He comes.

12 Dec 2012 08:19 AM
Pants_Optional     
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Hot and delicious

12 Dec 2012 08:23 AM
Badgers     
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12 Dec 2012 08:24 AM
Father_Jack     
for those of you born in the 90s....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOv5Zj AOpC8

12 Dec 2012 08:25 AM
Wicked Chinchilla     

fusillade762: Evolution in action, biatches.

I once heard you could kills rats by leaving beer out for them. They can't vomit or burp, apparently, so they drink too much and just sorta burst. That could just be an urban legend, though.


The dieing because they drink to much and can't vomit or burp is an urban legend (I think at least). The pest control option I have heard of using beer is to fill a bucket halfway with beer (or any liquid substance that might smell good to a rat). The rats then climb into the bucket to drink the beer and fall in, since they can't reach it from the top. When they are inside the bucket they are unable to climb back out because the surface is to far down from the lid. They thus drown.

Its a trap where the bait is in fact the "poison", more or less.

12 Dec 2012 08:30 AM
Parthenogenetic     

Wicked Chinchilla: fusillade762: Evolution in action, biatches.

I once heard you could kills rats by leaving beer out for them. They can't vomit or burp, apparently, so they drink too much and just sorta burst. That could just be an urban legend, though.

The dieing because they drink to much and can't vomit or burp is an urban legend (I think at least). The pest control option I have heard of using beer is to fill a bucket halfway with beer (or any liquid substance that might smell good to a rat). The rats then climb into the bucket to drink the beer and fall in, since they can't reach it from the top. When they are inside the bucket they are unable to climb back out because the surface is to far down from the lid. They thus drown.

Its a trap where the bait is in fact the "poison", more or less.


If you tried that around here, this is the more likely result:

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12 Dec 2012 08:34 AM
special20    [TotalFark]  
Thought headline was about the Koch brothers.

12 Dec 2012 08:41 AM
Pvt Joker     
FTA: Studies show a large part of southern Elgnad has rats who have mutated to resist standard poisons.

Nice use of spellcheck.

12 Dec 2012 08:44 AM
pivazena     

special20: Thought headline was about the Koch brothers.


There there. This is a perfectly good Princess Bride thread. Put politics in the politics tab

12 Dec 2012 08:47 AM
netcentric     
Well what the heck are they doing with all those Cricket bats during the off season ??

12 Dec 2012 08:47 AM
zerkalo     
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"biatches love big rats"

12 Dec 2012 08:56 AM
HailRobonia    [TotalFark]  
Somebody please help me with my rat problem!

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12 Dec 2012 09:13 AM
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12 Dec 2012 09:56 AM
TypoFlyspray     

skinink: Are you pondering what I'm pondering, subby?


I think so, Brain, but where are we going to find tiny rubber pants at this time of night?

12 Dec 2012 10:51 AM
MountainClimber     

12 Dec 2012 11:02 AM
Some_Local_Deity     
Casimir Radon approves.

12 Dec 2012 11:22 AM
TypoFlyspray     

Some_Local_Deity: Casimir Radon approves.


Sacre Poo! I'm not the only person who read that book.

I suspect the British should get their Rat Killing techniques from the Croatoblatislavans.

12 Dec 2012 02:38 PM
Some_Local_Deity     

TypoFlyspray: Some_Local_Deity: Casimir Radon approves.

Sacre Poo! I'm not the only person who read that book.

I suspect the British should get their Rat Killing techniques from the Croatoblatislavans.


The Big U is one of my all-time favorites. I don't understand why it didn't get more play once Stephenson hit the big time.

12 Dec 2012 03:43 PM
Ronin_S     
Jack Russell Terriers and other varmint hunting breeds could take care of this problem.

12 Dec 2012 04:09 PM
special20    [TotalFark]  

pivazena: special20: Thought headline was about the Koch brothers.

There there. This is a perfectly good Princess Bride thread. Put politics in the politics tab


Your portal to adulthood? Whatever, shorty.

12 Dec 2012 04:16 PM
TypoFlyspray     

Some_Local_Deity: The Big U is one of my all-time favorites. I don't understand why it didn't get more play once Stephenson hit the big time.


Because it's shelved in fiction rather than Science Fiction.

14 Dec 2012 12:41 PM
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