Foreign News: Mouse Racing

Squatters were not the only problem racking Britain last week. There were also mice.

The storm broke in Hobbies, a magazine devoted to the delights of private boondoggling. A recent issue included a report on a new sport—mouseboat racing —the invention of a ten-year-old anonymous moppet. Necessary paraphernalia: 18-inch racing boats, mice, a bathtub or pond. In racing, the mice propel the boats by walking a treadmill attached to a small paddle wheel. Said Hobbies: "No cruelty is imposed on the creature since experience shows that mice derive much enjoyment from their wheel-turning activity."

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to...

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