Scientists Invent Mighty Mouse: Medical Breakthrough or Swiss Conspiracy?

Scientists have announced that they have invented a super strong mouse. One could debate whether we really need a super-strong mouse. However, those concerns would appear magnified for the Swiss with their copious amounts of cheese to protect. Yet, Swiss scientists believe that they have created a faster and stronger mouse.

I hear that as soon as the mouse emerged, the scientists heard the following words:

Mister Trouble never hangs around
When he hears this Mighty sound.

“Here I come to save the day”

That means that Mighty Mouse is on his way.
Yes sir, when there is a wrong to right
Mighty Mouse will join the fight.
On the sea or on the land,
He gets the situation well in hand.

The mighty mouse can reportedly run not just faster but “twice the distance of ordinary mice before showing signs of fatigue.” This was done by reducing the function of a natural inhibitor — called NCoR1 — which is believed to be responsible for how strong and powerful muscles can be.

The scientists insist that the research could help reverse age-related or genetically-caused muscle degeneration. In combination with our stories on artificial muscle and reversing age genes, my dream of being a hunk without leaving my couch is coming into view.

However, I appear to be the only one who sees the obvious hidden agenda among the Swiss. Let’s look at this objectively. The Swiss are sitting on the world’s greatest reserve of cheese. They have long been pushed around by larger countries. Their scientists then develop an army of super strong mice that can be sustained on their strategic reserve of cheese.

I am not saying that I will not immediately bow to my mouse overlords. However, I refuse to wear the lederhosen.

Source: PopSci

6 thoughts on “Scientists Invent Mighty Mouse: Medical Breakthrough or Swiss Conspiracy?

  1. “This was done by reducing the function of a natural inhibitor — called NCoR1 — which is believed to be responsible for how strong and powerful muscles can be.”

    Give it a couple of years and this drug will be the ‘new’ doping scandal in sports. 🙂

  2. I believe in previous experiments disabling natural muscle growth inhibitors and genes, the increased muscle mass has been found to increase significantly the incidence of cancerous tumors. So we might want to wait and see how long this mouse lives and how it dies before we jump on the hunky-train.

    Evolution has apparently decided caution is best in muscle growth, and it is better to beef up only the muscles that will actually be used (and to atrophy those that fall out of use). It may be possible that muscles require exercise to remain healthy and not develop cancer; or perhaps they secrete mild carcinogens, I don’t know.

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