Thursday, October 22, 2009

Basketball Playing Rats

On a daily basis, the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, OH includes a live show of two rats who have been conditioned to play basketball.

The COSI website describes the show as "Guests explore conditioning and different ways of learning, and learn about the physical traits of our resident superstars, a pair of Japanese Black Hooded rats. It all leads up to a thrilling game of one-on-one. Cheer your favorite rat on to victory!" To learn more about the shows and the COSI go to

To see a 47 second video clip of the basketball show go to or

To find a somewhat sketchy description of how the rat are trained go to

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