Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Hero Rats - fixed!

An NGO (herorats.org) is training rats to detect landmines. Some landmines use plastic to fool metal detectors, but a rat can smell the TNT. A rat is also a lot less likely to trigger the landmine than a bigger animal like a dog. PBS has made the Frontline documentary about these African rats available online here.
Edit: Link to video fixed.

7 Comments:

Anonymous AlphaFactor said...

These guys are pretty brave.

Heh.

All of a sudden, I'm starting to think that I'm giving the Republican Party too much credit when I call them "rats."

4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the video doesn't seem to be working at the moment. hm.

6:53 PM  
Blogger Sirkowski said...

Shit, I wrote the wrong video link. Fixed!

6:57 PM  
Anonymous Crazy phil said...

That's pretty cool, are any governments supporting this, or are the NGO the only people doing it? Cause it sounds like a good idea.

8:25 AM  
Anonymous v2 said...

hey sirkow
send ur rats to war xD

9:59 AM  
Blogger Sirkowski said...

They get help from some governments, from the EU and even the US Army. But also from donators, so I gave 20 Euros just because they're rats. X-D

12:48 PM  
Blogger Sailor Scorpio said...

Aww, yay for the rats! ^_^

9:54 PM  

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