TIL that rats left unaided in water will drown in a few minutes because they feel hopeless, but if they know there is hope of being rescued they will last for days.

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Today I learned that you can measure the hope of a drowning rat.


I will never forget fishing with my grandpa on the lake when we saw a fucking rat swim by. Didn’t even realize the little buggers could swim but 10 year old me’s brain was blown.


How would you even convince a rat they might get rescued when I can’t even convince my dog that I’ll come back when I leave the room? Haha amazing.


Teaching the little buggers to put on those tiny life jackets takes a lot of patience


Rats get a hard time.