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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0308121856.htm

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Science Daily Let's say a college student enters a classroom to take a test. She probably already has an idea how she will do on the test, before she even takes out a pencil. But do animals possess the same ability to think about what they know or don't know?

A new study by researchers from the University of Georgia, just published in the journal Current Biology, shows that laboratory rats possess the ability to think about what they know or don't know. It's the first demonstration that any non-primate knows when it doesn't know something, and it could open the way to more in-depth studies about how animals -- and humans -- think. (Credit: Dot Paul, University of Georgia)Ads by Google Advertise on this site

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not news to me lol i already knew mine are awsome!
Oh, I already know that they're awesome, too. I used to have a rat when I was younger.


It's really odd how people think that they're "gross" or "ugly", they're absolutely adorable, and they're usually quite clean. I actually got into an argument with some boy who insisted that rats are always diseased and unsanitary. I told him that mine was from a pet store, and he said "well, they probably let them out at night to run around in the sewer!"

 

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not news to me lol i already knew mine are awsome!
Oh, I already know that they're awesome, too. I used to have a rat when I was younger.


It's really odd how people think that they're "gross" or "ugly", they're absolutely adorable, and they're usually quite clean. I actually got into an argument with some boy who insisted that rats are always diseased and unsanitary. I told him that mine was from a pet store, and he said "well, they probably let them out at night to run around in the sewer!"

 

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I was dating a girl once who would never stay at mine because of my pet rat. It didn't help, true, that his "cage" was always open and he has free reign of a few rooms.

He used to make nests from.... my wallpaper! (the landlord never noticed the wallpaper was torn off the wall in tiny strips).

He was toilet trained. He responded to his name. Rats are the Einstein's of the rodents.
 

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Oh, I already know that they're awesome, too. I used to have a rat when I was younger.


It's really odd how people think that they're "gross" or "ugly", they're absolutely adorable, and they're usually quite clean.
 

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I was dating a girl once who would never stay at mine because of my pet rat. It didn't help, true, that his "cage" was always open and he has free reign of a few rooms.

He used to make nests from.... my wallpaper! (the landlord never noticed out why the wallpaper was torn off the wall in tiny strips).

He was toilet trained. He responded to his name. Rats are the Einstein's of the rodents.
That's sooo cute!
 
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