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Date: 09/27/10 01:20 PM

85 Responses to Robot Controlled by a Rat Brain

  1. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 11:32 am
    Link: Robot Controlled by a Rat Brain - The first cyborg is cool, though a bit creepy.
  2. Profile photo of ruthless1990
    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 1:31 pm
    meh
  3. Profile photo of Gompers
    Gompers Male 13-17
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    September 27, 2010 at 1:32 pm
    I feel like its probably not real....
  4. Profile photo of canusuck
    canusuck Male 30-39
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    September 27, 2010 at 1:33 pm
    I can still throw it out a window so I am not too worried.

    Still loving your teeth PUI:)
  5. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 27, 2010 at 1:34 pm
    What. The. drat.

    May there be mercy on man and machine for their sins.
  6. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 1:35 pm
    this is what i want done to my brain when the rest of me dies.
  7. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 1:38 pm
    "We swear it`s controlled by a brain, but we`re not gonna show anybody any brain or proof that there is a connection between the robot and the brain."
  8. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    Great, one step closer to the robot apocalypses
  9. Profile photo of SPARTAKITTY
    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 1:42 pm
    Now I`m going to have nightmares about these things skittering around under my bed :l
  10. Profile photo of Johanvb
    Johanvb Male 40-49
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    September 27, 2010 at 1:43 pm
    And then it learns to open your fridge and steel your cheese. Then what mr. professor, then what!!
  11. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    September 27, 2010 at 1:45 pm
    So where`s this supposed "rat brain"?
  12. Profile photo of TurboCarlos1
    TurboCarlos1 Male 13-17
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    September 27, 2010 at 1:45 pm
    As much as I want to believe it, I cant.
  13. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    Here is an article
  14. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 1:49 pm
    I, for one, welcome our new cyborg overlords.

    And it kinda makes me sad that the brains can only last about 3 months... And those poor rat brains must be terrified...
  15. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 27, 2010 at 1:54 pm
    @cobrakiller:

    Imagine how scary that would be!!!!
  16. Profile photo of KannaLilly
    KannaLilly Female 13-17
    635 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 2:11 pm
    Is that... does that mean that the rat dies and promptly (or not so promptly, as the case may be) finds himself a cyborg?
    That would be terrifying.

    A great leap forward, don`t get me wrong... but terrifying.
  17. Profile photo of Trumple07
    Trumple07 Male 13-17
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    September 27, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    This is real. Ive seen something similar, where a rat brain is used to control a flight simulator. Any `bad` actions the robot does are relayed to the brain as a `negative` signal, a bit like a hormone. The brain learns not to go in that direction or to `reverse` when a signal like that is recieved...simple and clever at the same time
  18. Profile photo of greguire
    greguire Male 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 2:21 pm
    alright. we have the technology. so damnit i`m not getting cremated or buried, i`m getting my brain put in to a robot when i die! lol
  19. Profile photo of Spider_sol
    Spider_sol Male 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 2:24 pm
    "And then it learns to open your fridge and steel your cheese. Then what mr. professor, then what!!"

    Can it also gold my goulash?
    Or silver my salami?
    Maybe platinum my pastrami?

    Steel = metal
    Steal = take without money/trade
  20. Profile photo of ledouxrt
    ledouxrt Male 30-39
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    September 27, 2010 at 2:26 pm
    First step towards making a real RoboCop!
  21. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 2:28 pm
    Holy great mother of god, that`s freaky, and on multiple levels!
    First: imagine being killed and then "awaken" in an extremely sensorily limited state, and, completely bewildered, scurry around in a panicky frenzy (by the looks of it).

    Also: That`s the brain from a rat who has died. Since science is as science does, they will eventually step this up (if they aren`t stopped, or left unfunded). And by god will I be pooting my pants when bewheeled zombie dogs, cats, and chimps (I dare not think further) potentially roam the streets.
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    Thdot Male 30-39
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    September 27, 2010 at 2:36 pm
    iRat
  23. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    September 27, 2010 at 2:48 pm
    ...this is actually pretty old, and a repost...
  24. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 3:02 pm
    @spider- while i admire you`re creativity, being a nazi was never flattering to anyone... haha
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 3:04 pm
    I for one hopes this technology advances. Imagine never truly dying, just having your brain being transplanted into a machine and living forever. I fear I will be dead long before such advancement however. Shame, I would much like being immortal.
  26. Profile photo of stendec
    stendec Male 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 3:09 pm
    freaky as hell
  27. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 3:11 pm
    wow this creeps me out for reals...
  28. Profile photo of ElMustache
    ElMustache Male 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 3:14 pm
    Creepy..
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    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 3:23 pm
    going to destroy cyberdyne before the robot apocalypse, brb
  30. Profile photo of darkgear6
    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
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    September 27, 2010 at 3:23 pm
    poor rat brains
  31. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 27, 2010 at 3:26 pm
    This seems very wrong to me. :-(
  32. Profile photo of Fishmanjo
    Fishmanjo Male 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 3:29 pm
    Imagine it now, you`re living alone with a dead end supermarket job, you have little career expectancy and no social life, the only people who know you exist are the members of the i-a-b forums. One late evening you`ve come back from your shift only to find that your flat has been broken into. Assuming the worst you go to get your laptop. All of a sudden a bag is forced over your face from behind and you are hit over the head with a club. You awake an unknown time later in a daze, you realise that something is wrong; your limbs feel suddenly weightless and numb, you walk around and hear a buzzing noise as you move. The walls around you are clean and shiny, you move up to one and can see your reflection. You see that you are definitely not human, you are incased in a prison of metal that you can`t feel. In a panic, you head for the nearest door and see inside a group of giants watching you and sitting beside them is a jar with a brain inside, the label has your name on...
    learning i
  33. Profile photo of SchrdngrsCat
    SchrdngrsCat Female 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    Where is your god now?!
  34. Profile photo of alexander_xx
    alexander_xx Male 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 3:40 pm
    id sooner have cyborgs take over the world than robots, at least with cyborgswed be assimilated rather than killed...
  35. Profile photo of DavidXJ
    DavidXJ Male 30-39
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    September 27, 2010 at 3:41 pm
    Have the geeks not SEEN Terminator?
  36. Profile photo of S-Nap
    S-Nap Male 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 3:48 pm
    Its green like the borg!!
  37. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 3:54 pm
    @alexander_xx why do you assume that lol?
  38. Profile photo of Salted_Eggs
    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 4:06 pm
    Just the beginning?


  39. Profile photo of wtmac
    wtmac Male 30-39
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    September 27, 2010 at 4:15 pm
    Didn`t they do something similar except with roosterroaches a couple years back?
  40. Profile photo of wtmac
    wtmac Male 30-39
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    September 27, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    sheesh cant say c 0 c.kroaches
  41. Profile photo of jinxiejae
    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    September 27, 2010 at 4:36 pm
    we are sooo f*cked
  42. Profile photo of kerryfairy82
    kerryfairy82 Female 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 4:51 pm
    why does this only have 3 stars?
  43. Profile photo of Thesphinx
    Thesphinx Male 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 4:53 pm
    A robot controlled by a rat`s brain in a jar. Wow. Didn`t think I`d live to see that.
  44. Profile photo of alexander_xx
    alexander_xx Male 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 5:02 pm
    @pui:

    well its more wishful thinking than an assumption! but still, better odds at that than robots keeping us around as pets lol
  45. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 5:23 pm
    aubrunjunky, its a hell of a lot less scary than death.
  46. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 27, 2010 at 5:33 pm
    cobrakiller: Why would you be scared of death ? I`m not.
  47. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 5:49 pm
    crakrjak, thats because you have something to have faith in. i have nothing to believe in but the complete loss of everything i am. no thoughts, no emotions, nothingness. its even hard to think about the fact that there is nothing upon death because its nearly impossible to think of yourself as not existing anymore.
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 6:24 pm
    I was rendered speechless when I saw this some hours ago and still haven`t managed to formulate
    any coherent thoughts on the device. *brain explodes*
  49. Profile photo of GHudston
    GHudston Male 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 6:24 pm
    If this isn`t a hoax (and let`s face it, there`s nothing in the video to prove that there is actually a brain anywhere) then it is incredible. There`s a lot of knee jerk reactions of fear and disgust in here, please stop. It`s fear like that that is constantly preventing scientific progress and it`s more than worn out it`s welcome.

    If you can`t imagine the possibilities that could come from something like this without comparing it to apocalyptic sci-fi movies then you don`t understand it well enough to have a valid opinion.

    I`d love to find out that this was genuine.
  50. Profile photo of Maelstrom_x
    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 6:41 pm
    No laser cannons? No hatred of humans? Clearly science has failed us.
  51. Profile photo of VikingGuy
    VikingGuy Male 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 6:54 pm
    eh, so it can learn...to modify itself with autocannons and a flamethrower most likely.
  52. Profile photo of Flying_cow_
    Flying_cow_ Male 30-39
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    September 27, 2010 at 6:55 pm
    EVIL!!EVIL!! That said, I want a neo-nuclear powered cyborg body with a Chest rocket laser and free-way offramps for arms.
  53. Profile photo of tatripp
    tatripp Male 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 7:15 pm
    it is not like the brain is actually thinking. the computer just reacts to the neurons.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    September 27, 2010 at 7:32 pm
    "it is not like the brain is actually thinking. the computer just reacts to the neurons."

    That makes no sense- when YOU move, all your muscles are doing are reacting to your neurons- that doesn`t mean your brain isn`t thinking. If they`re using a fully functioning rat brain to control this thing, then the brain is thinking as much as any rat does- though it`s getting an increadibly limited amount of sensory input compared to a brain inside a living rat (if this video is even true at all), and it`s probably feeling a bit panicked.

    And actually, there are plenty of robots controlled by living tissue- every single remote controlled robot out there is controlled by a human brain, interfacing with the robot via a pair of hands and a joystick or other input device.
  55. Profile photo of NotTHATbored
    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 7:44 pm
    It`s cool, but I kind of feel sad for the rat. I would love to know what kind of changes take place in the brain over the 3 month period.
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    Dfaulted Male 13-17
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    September 27, 2010 at 7:59 pm
    This is so old, I saw this like 3 years ago
  57. Profile photo of Jackson13W
    Jackson13W Male 30-39
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    September 27, 2010 at 8:24 pm
    who do i have to donate my body to to get hooked up with one of these after i die? just slightly bigger... more tank-ish and vengance-y.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    September 27, 2010 at 8:28 pm
    wow, frankenstein`s monster robot style
  59. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 8:49 pm
    "and it`s probably feeling a bit panicked."

    I was thinking the exact same thing.

    Brain is receiving no input, other than weird computer signals. the rat is therefore, blind, deaf, mute, no sensory, no pain, nothing....but it`s aware. Somehow it receives information telling it there is something ahead....
  60. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 8:50 pm
    If they made an army of robots, with human brains... Would they have sex?
  61. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 9:07 pm
    Ah science. What cuddly abominations will you dream up next?
  62. Profile photo of adlinbaby
    adlinbaby Female 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 9:50 pm
    where`s the brain? I WANNA SEE THE BRAIN
  63. Profile photo of entwife
    entwife Female 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 9:53 pm
    that is all kinds of creepy

    awesome......but creepy
  64. Profile photo of Mighty-
    Mighty- Male 18-29
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    September 27, 2010 at 10:45 pm
    Creepy. Extremely cool, but super creepy.
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
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    September 27, 2010 at 10:49 pm
    creepy, awesome, abomination... yes, all that and more.

    it reminds me of a film clip i saw last week of christine o`donnell stating that a large american company has combined mouse and human DNA, creating a mouse with the mind of a person.... maybe THAT`S why i can`t get a decent job.
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    kittilia Female 18-29
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    September 28, 2010 at 12:15 am
    mommy? I`m scared.
  67. Profile photo of TokioKoos
    TokioKoos Female 18-29
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    September 28, 2010 at 12:48 am
    Very cool and all, but until I see the actual brain in a bell jar with wires sticking out of it, I won`t believe this is true. How can the brain survive for three months without oxygen, for one?
  68. Profile photo of eskimo9
    eskimo9 Male 18-29
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    September 28, 2010 at 1:36 am
    *skeptical*
    I agree with Tokio, in part. There are chemical jim-jams with high oxygen, breathable liquids and the such, so that`s probs not the issue. I still wanna see the brain before I buy into it though.

    Maybe a good test would be to sic a cat on it and see how it reacts? I`d expect a robo-rat to turn to mallets and bowling balls, a la Tom n Jerry.
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    nickyjefferz Male 18-29
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    September 28, 2010 at 1:59 am
    Please people, there is no such thing as "Evil" technology (only people can be "evil" not the science). This technology if a little more advanced means that we are one step closer to cyborgs, or on a more realistic scale, replacement robotic limbs. I`m sure 100 years ago there was probably some morons out there believing that artificial limbs were playing with "god`s" will; this is much the same, where it ends, who knows, how it will be used...well that`s what we need to supervise.
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    heresjonny Male 13-17
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    September 28, 2010 at 3:25 am
    evolution level 2 BEGIN
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    r3tr0r0ck3r Male 18-29
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    September 28, 2010 at 4:12 am
    I wanna see the brain that controls it!

    I assumed the rat was alive, with some things stuck to it`s head, not that the rat was dead and the brain was literally floating in a jar. It`s drated up- but I think I like it.
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    September 28, 2010 at 4:53 am
    It`s the next Mega Man villain.
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    Ruswut Male 18-29
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    September 28, 2010 at 5:40 am
    Ah, read the BBC news thing, it`s just a blob of brain cells. They`re doing it to try and find out how memories map out. So it won`t have a dead rat`s memories or anything. The way they keep the brain in a separate place to the robot makes me think of the matrix for some reason o.O
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    September 28, 2010 at 6:12 am
    It seems scared :(
  75. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    September 28, 2010 at 7:11 am
    It did what the rats did.
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    Concetra Male 18-29
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    September 28, 2010 at 10:09 am

  77. Profile photo of Aseliel
    Aseliel Male 30-39
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    September 28, 2010 at 1:37 pm
    The end is Nigh!
  78. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    September 28, 2010 at 3:24 pm
    That`s so cool. I wanna see a rat brain though
  79. Profile photo of Gleeballs
    Gleeballs Female 18-29
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    September 28, 2010 at 5:20 pm
    thats kind of sad and disturbing. it reminds me of when the russians did those messed up experiments where they cut off dogs heads and made them work in situations they shouldnt have worked.......... :(
    whatever tho. let em work let em live.
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    Aluciel Female 18-29
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    September 28, 2010 at 7:08 pm
    Yeah too bad that rats really only have 3 thoughts. Food, Sleep, Make babies. Actually, they could have just attached it to my boyfriend and gotten the same result.
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    matei Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2010 at 11:20 am
    Aluciel-"Yeah too bad that rats really only have 3 thoughts. Food, Sleep, Make babies. Actually, they could have just attached it to my boyfriend and gotten the same result."

    funny...i would do the same :))))
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    norgle Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2010 at 2:28 pm
    Shenanigans
  83. Profile photo of fabbatruffs
    fabbatruffs Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2010 at 6:35 pm
    Something is a little creepy about it Maybe it was the backround music
  84. Profile photo of alley228
    alley228 Female 18-29
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    September 30, 2010 at 11:45 pm
    that is creepy as batpoo.
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    Jammacan Female 13-17
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    November 21, 2010 at 2:28 pm
    creepy

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