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You never see a fat mouse, do you?

May 23, 2014 - Harry Eagar
Dutch researchers put exercise wheels outside to determine whether mice would work out. They would.

"Gene D. Block, chancellor of the University of California, Los Angeles, was not involved with the paper but knows Dr. Meijer and had seen the wheel set up in her garden. He said the study made it clear that wheel-running is 'some type of rewarding behavior' and 'probably not driven by stress or anxiety.' ”

The question had a serious purpose, but who cares about that? Now to talk them into buying tiny, overpriced shoes.

Which reminds me to remind you that we will be having a plague of mice around July or August. The last one was over 12 years ago. I forget the exact year, but Kimo Apana was mayor.

When it rains, grasses luxuriate on the leeward slopes, the mice eat the seeds and reproduce exponentially, and not just to powers of 2 either. Mouse generations are only about 3 weeks long.

So if we take whatever number of girl mice were making babies on, say, April 1 as Generation 1, then we are already seeing the emergence of the young mice of Gen 3. And with serveral girl mice in each litter, it will not take long to have plagues of mice.

As they eat up the seeds, and the dry summer restricts production of new seeds, they will migrate up to Kula and eat up the farms and down to Kihei and Lahaina and alarm the condo owners.

No doubt the most alarmist will blame global warming, but that is just because people who believe in global warming have short memories (or, for malihini, none at all).


Article Comments



May-24-14 2:20 AM

What are your qualifications exactly? Oh right, you're the forum idiot, lol.


May-23-14 10:11 PM

It is also true that the Earth is warming and humans are mostly responsible.

When it comes to science, any reasonable person who is not an expert in the field would defer to what the experts have to say on the matter.

For example,I am not a neurosurgeon, but if 97% of them agree that I shouldn't do something, I will usually listen because I admit my own ignorance of the subject.

Why do you think that 97% of climate scientists agree on something? How could they all come up with the same wrong conclusion? Do you have a plausible explanation for that?



May-23-14 9:13 PM

It won't be decided by a majority of votes. It is true that the world has been warming for 18,000 years of so, and may not have stopped (although it may have).

It is also true that claims to know within a hundredth of a degree what the temperature was 125 years ago are dishonest.


May-23-14 8:46 PM

"People who believe in global warming."

You mean 97% of climate scientists?


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