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October 25, 2013


Top scientists have discovered grasshopper mice feel no pain when they are stung in the face by scorpions: they simply carry on gobbling up the fearsome poisonous arachnids.

(With video)

(Thanks to Ross Holley)


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When I was working for the government, I found that the best general defense against people who had a low opinion of me was to agree with them.

AKA the Kwai Chang Caine mouse.

I saw Analgesic Venom open for Sting and The Scorpions in '97. What a show!

Grasshopper mice are awesome. Besides being impervious to scorpion venom, and just being a carnivorous mouse in general, they actually howl, like little wolves.

I believe Grasshopper Mice & the Poison Arachnid opened for The Sex Pistols.

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