In defense of mice

You know who gets a bad rap? These guys…

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They could be the answer to the security line at the airport.

At a conference on security in Tel Aviv today, a company unveiled an explosive and drug detection system using mice. An airport scanner box is used, concealing three chambers, each containing eight mice. Upon detection an explosive (or drug), they run into an “alarm chamber.”

The company says the best part about using mice is they work longer shifts than dogs.

Seriously, I’m not kidding.

  • Bonnie

    I wonder if those of us who are crazy cat ladies would trigger the “alarm” when we come t hrough with our cat hair covered sweaters! Ha!