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Old 14th June 2019, 06:17 AM   #41
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Mouse + hammer = problem solved.
Yeah, I can see how that works. If the mouse is always turning right, making it carry the hammer on its left side will ensure it goes in a straight line again. Genius!
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Old 14th June 2019, 06:29 AM   #42
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How do I get to the cheese?
Turn left.

Well if there are no further directions or update then the mouse is going to keep turning left until it gets to the cheese. It would be stupid for it to stop turning just before it reaches the cheese. So it keeps going, which is actually pretty smart.
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Old 14th June 2019, 10:29 AM   #43
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Mouse NASCAR?
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Old 14th June 2019, 11:10 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by The Atheist View Post
Mouse + hammer = problem solved.
You need to add a blindfold, a few friends, betting money, and beer. That way, it's sporting AND entertaining.
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Old 14th June 2019, 11:13 AM   #45
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My theory: The mouse can't keep thinking about Trump, and can't stop thinking about Trump.
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Old 14th June 2019, 12:10 PM   #46
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My theory: The mouse can't keep thinking about Trump, and can't stop thinking about Trump.
AHA! So you finally admit it's all Trump's fault!
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Old 14th June 2019, 12:19 PM   #47
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When my daughter was a kid in the fall when mice started invading the house, we'd stay up late and shoot them with .177 pellet guns
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Old 14th June 2019, 12:19 PM   #48
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Mouse NASCAR?
If the OP fell asleep while watching the mouse go in circles would that prove that it was, in fact, Mouse NASCAR?
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Old 14th June 2019, 01:07 PM   #49
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Old 14th June 2019, 01:38 PM   #50
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Originally Posted by Elagabalus View Post
If the OP fell asleep while watching the mouse go in circles would that prove that it was, in fact, Mouse NASCAR?
No, he was just mousmerized.
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Old 14th June 2019, 02:32 PM   #51
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No, he was just mousmerized.
TLA bait.

Please nobody bite.
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Old 14th June 2019, 03:15 PM   #52
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Originally Posted by Elagabalus View Post
Perhaps the mouse has developed a hearing problem from an unsafe vaccine while doing full immersion VR on a flat earth on board a plane you've never heard of.
You left out that the mouse was told, by the gods, that a giant lightning bolt was about to strike, creating a new Grand Canyon or a new giant comet. Poor mouse was so terrified that it ran in circles ... not realizing that this was the exact signal the gods were looking out for ... it told them they had the wrong planet! Evidence? Well, there’s no new Grand Canyon, or giant comet, is there?
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Old 14th June 2019, 03:48 PM   #53
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hahaha ok guys and gals very funny, but I think the question wasn't answered seriously well enough yet.

The mouse has become unbalanced and dizzy due to a problem with its inner ear. Could be infection or parasite, physical damage, or pressure from a tumor, but in any case the mouse is dizzy and its equilibrium is unbalanced. It would be much like a human who drank so much the night before that in the morning the bed was spinning. (been there, done that, never again) or like the bat spin race.....
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Old 14th June 2019, 03:54 PM   #54
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AHA! So you finally admit it's all Trump's fault!
No.

The mouse chose to indulge its own madness.
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Old 14th June 2019, 09:41 PM   #55
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If the mouse is circling clockwise, click the left button. And vice versa.
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Old 15th June 2019, 05:16 AM   #56
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
We've had cats that did that.
If one of my cats brought in a still living mouse they usually just dropped it, watches it run off and then look at me "hey I brought it in, your responsibility now".
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Old 15th June 2019, 05:19 AM   #57
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Originally Posted by Red Baron Farms View Post
hahaha ok guys and gals very funny, but I think the question wasn't answered seriously well enough yet.

The mouse has become unbalanced and dizzy due to a problem with its inner ear. Could be infection or parasite, physical damage, or pressure from a tumor, but in any case the mouse is dizzy and its equilibrium is unbalanced. It would be much like a human who drank so much the night before that in the morning the bed was spinning. (been there, done that, never again) or like the bat spin race.....
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Seen this even in larger mammals such as dogs, one of my Afghans got a serious ear infection in just the one side and he walked like he was drunk always veering to one side no matter how much he tried to walk straight. It was funny and as the infection cleared up slowly stopped.
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Old 15th June 2019, 09:11 AM   #58
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If one of my cats brought in a still living mouse they usually just dropped it, watches it run off and then look at me "hey I brought it in, your responsibility now".
I don't think ours ever actually released a mouse in the house. They did bring in live birds and release them once or twice.
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Old 15th June 2019, 04:16 PM   #59
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Seen this even in larger mammals such as dogs, one of my Afghans got a serious ear infection in just the one side and he walked like he was drunk always veering to one side no matter how much he tried to walk straight. It was funny and as the infection cleared up slowly stopped.
YouTube documents other rodents and rabbits/hares behaving this way as well. Very interesting if a little disturbing.

Glad we have antibiotics.
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Old 15th June 2019, 05:12 PM   #60
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Seen this even in larger mammals such as dogs, one of my Afghans got a serious ear infection in just the one side and he walked like he was drunk always veering to one side no matter how much he tried to walk straight. It was funny and as the infection cleared up slowly stopped.
Maybe it's a marker for self awareness?

Make animals dizzy, the ones that realize something is wrong and try to correct for it, pass.
Little mousey here, doesn't.

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EDIT: swapped consciousness for self awareness as it was the wrong word.

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Originally Posted by p0lka View Post
Maybe it's a marker for self awareness?

Make animals dizzy, the ones that realize something is wrong and try to correct for it, pass.
Little mousey here, doesn't.
That's actually a pretty good concept. We could potentially think of other explanations too though? Like a more basic hard wired fight or flight response? In full panic mode maybe the mouse just spins, but as he calms down the tight curves stretch out and eventually reach a drunken walk with correction stage after the mouse completely relaxes?

And this way we have two explanations and a way to test each hypothesis. hmmmm
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I'm reminded of one of those nonsense riddles, which I think has even come up here in the past, "why is a mouse when it spins?" The answer being more nonsense, of course, but now I'm wondering if the origin of the silliness comes from people actually observing mice when they spin.
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