Rats Driving Cars

Because self-driving cars aren't weird enough...

Have you heard that rats are now driving cars? Rats in a research lab were taught to drive custom made cars in order to pick up their own food, something that, many have pointed out, many humans seem to struggle with today. It's leading scientists to believe that rats are much smarter than previously thought, which pretty much makes anyone who's been around rats say... duh.

Rats are incredibly intelligent. The escape artists form close bonds with their human companions as well as complex relationships within their own species. Just because their eyesight isn't great doesn't mean they aren't bright: they can learn a route the first time they travel it, which is much more than many humans can say.

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