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Having a Rat as a Pet Is Not Without Risk

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 10.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

A special thanks to Miranda Ebraheim for assisting in this article. Rat-bite fever is an illness caused from bacteria that is transmitted by rode...

Ferocious Rat Refuses To Let Hungry Snake Steal Rat Pup

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 07.05.2016 | Weird News

This yellow-bellied snake picked the wrong rat to mess with. An impressive Facebook video shows the snake trying to make off with a baby rat in its mo...

How A Pet Rat Saved Me From Loneliness

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 06.01.2016 | OWN

During my early 20s, I was living in L.A. and was perilously lonely. One day while waiting for my Xanax and Zoloft prescriptions to be filled, I wande...

Video Shows Rat Crawling On Sleeping Passenger On NYC Subway

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.31.2016 | Weird News

The NYPD recently reminded New Yorkers to avoid snoozing on subway rides. “If you are sleeping on the subway, you make yourself a very easy victim a...

World's Most Narcissistic Rat Takes Selfie In Subway

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 11.23.2015 | Weird News

If you think rats and selfies are in competition for the grossest things on the planet, it's time for you to meet selfie rat. A man named Don Richards...

VIDEO: Forget Pizza Rat! Here Comes Peek-a-boo Rat

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 10.30.2015 | Weird News

Ever since pizza rat emerged from the sewers of NYC to take over the Internet, people have been obsessing about our furry-yet-frightening friends that...

New Yorkers Complain: The Rats Are TAKING OVER

Reuters | Nico Pitney | Posted 10.22.2015 | Weird News

EmbedContent(562946d3e4b0ec0a3893cd42,,Embed,aolon,Some({})) NEW YORK - When New Yorkers see something scurrying, they say something and that has b...

Woman Finds A Boiled Rat In Hawaii Market

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 09.24.2015 | Weird News

Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL While the rest of the Internet was rooting for New York's Pizza Rat, one woman was trying to hold back vomit after dis...

Proof That BFFs Come In All Shapes And Sizes

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.11.2015 | Good News

Meet Osiris. Good morning from Osiris! #OsirisTheDog #OsirisAndRiff A photo posted by Osiris + Riff Ratt 🐺💕🐭 (@osirisandriff) on May 8...

This Week in Science: Lakes on Mars, a Formula for Skipping Stones, and Rat Lingerie

World Science Festival | Posted 02.11.2015 | Science
World Science Festival

The 96-mile-wide crater that NASA's Curiosity rover has been exploring probably once held a vast lake.

Loaded for Rat

Rich Siegel | Posted 11.04.2014 | Los Angeles
Rich Siegel

If you're from Southern California you are surely aware we live among millions of mice and tree rats. On any given night you can see them scurrying across power lines, running from telephone pole to telephone pole.

Is A Rat Smarter Than Google?

Posted 06.06.2012 | Science

By: Sean Captain, TechNewsDaily Managing Editor Published: 06/04/2012 11:47 AM EDT on TechNewsDaily A rat is smarter than Google. And that's no ...

Rodent Study Yields Surprise About 'Success' Of Rats, Mice

Posted 04.29.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/27/2012 05:21 PM EDT on LiveScience Rats and their close relatives, including mice, make ...

Giant Rat Killed In England

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.23.2012 | Weird News

An English man named Brian Watson killed a large rat his granddaughter's boyfriend found while cutting grass, Sky News reports. "I heard him shout...

'House': House Lies To See Who He Can Trust

Posted 04.03.2012 | TV

Everybody lies. That's Dr. House's mantra, and he proved it this week by playing a trick of sorts on his team in the latest "House" (Mon., 9 p.m. ET o...

Everyday Beverage Turns Hard Workers Into Slackers, Study Suggests

Posted 03.30.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/28/2012 01:08 PM EDT on LiveScience What separates a hard worker from someone who doe...

Sperm Scientists Test Odd Approach To Male Contraceptive

Posted 01.30.2012 | Science

Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer First Published 01/29/2012 07:44 PM EST Two 15-minute tickles could be the future of...

LOOK: Picture Of HUGE Rat Allegedly Found In New York Foot Locker Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.06.2012 | New York

A stomach-churning picture of a giant rat that was allegedly found in a Bronx, New York, Foot Locker store is making the rounds on the Internet a few ...

Blek le Rat, "The Godfather" of Stencil Graffiti Celebrates 30 Years of Art in the Streets

Mia R. Benenate | Posted 01.04.2012 | Arts
Mia R. Benenate

In the intense world of street art, Blek le Rat's work is a breath of fresh air--ironic considering he's stood at the forefront of the movement for ov...

Watch: Rat Tempts Predators With Poisonous Mohawk

Posted 10.05.2011 | Green

A species of African rat has developed a novel advantage in the evolutionary struggle - it slathers poison across the fur on its back. The rats apply ...

Ben Muessig

PHOTOS: It's Rat Catcher's Day -- And Exterminators Don't Even Know It | Ben Muessig | Posted 09.21.2011 | Weird News

Exterminators work long hours setting traps in dark corners and dank basements -- but July 22 is their day in the sun. Or at least it's supposed to...

PHOTOS: Rat Fashion Show Highlights The Best In Rodent Couture

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Rats can play a big role in the world of science -- but what about in the realm of style? Rodent lovers tried to prove that rats aren't creepy hous...

Starbucks Responds To Video Showing Rat On Store's Counter

Posted 06.29.2011 | Home

Despite a local resident finding what is believed to be a black rat inside a Starbucks located in Richmond, British Columbia, there is no cause for al...

Rodent Scurries Past Obama In Rose Garden: Was It A Vole? (PICTURE, VIDEO)

Mark S. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP)- In the midst of his battle with the titans of Wall Street, President Barack Obama was nearly upstaged by a rodent. Obama had just beg...

Man Catches 3-Foot-Long Rat, Flees Scene With It In Satchel

Telegraph | Malcolm Moore in Shanghai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The rat, which weighed six pounds and had a 12-inch tail, was caught at the weekend in a residential area of Fuzhou, a city of six million people on C...