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    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2007
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    http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn13089-giant-rat-and-new-possum-found-in-indonesia.html


    Two new undocumented mammals - a pygmy possum and a giant rat - have been found in the jungles of a remote mountain range in Indonesia's Papua province, according to a conservation group.

    During an expedition to Papua's Foja Mountains in June, Conservation International (CI) and Indonesian scientists documented the two mammals - a Cercartetus pygmy possum, one of the world's smallest marsupials, and a Mallomys giant rat, the conservation group said in a statement.


    As a Sherlock Holmes fan I'm bitterly disappointed that this species was found in Papua not Sumatra.
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    "Rodents of Unusual Size? I don't believe they exist..."
    The Princess Bride
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    I want one two of those rats for pets.
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    "Powerful big rats, gentlemen."
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      CommentAuthorUnsub
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2007
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    It is only a matter of time before someone brings a few breeding pairs and we have rats the size of pitbulls everywhere.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2007
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    When videogame clichés come to life... There's something of tradition in role playing videogames that the lowest level things you have to stomp at the beginning of the game are giant rats. There's always giant rats, whatever the setting. Spacestation? Giant rats. Frozen wastelands? Giant rats. The game 'Oblivion' nicely parodies it at one point.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2007
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    I refuse to exist on a planet that I would need to share with fucking giant rats.
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    "When videogame clichés come to life... There's something of tradition in role playing videogames that the lowest level things you have to stomp at the beginning of the game are giant rats."

    Now I eagerly await the headline "strange jelly-shaped slime creature identified by explorers", so we can have the JRPG equivalent.
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    I refuse to exist on a planet that I don't share with fucking giant rats. I mean, what kind of shit-hole planet would that be?
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    "A ship of maniacs with knives are playing blackjack with their lives to kill the time until the giant rats attack." Jason Webley's music is coming true. Next we'll be dancing while the sky crashes down.
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      CommentAuthorJoe Paoli
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2007 edited
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    Giant rats of unknown origin staring at us with their deadly eyes. Why do I doubt that they'll be like gentle Ben or Willard scott will do puff pieces on them?

    Soylent green is people! Delicous people!

    You just know they'll think we're the food of the gods.