As far as pets go, hamsters rate somewhere just above goldfish when it comes to entertainment value. But watching them run for hours inside a tiny plastic wheel is far more satisfying when their miniature treadmills are part of a larger contraption that sketches hamster self-portraits at the same time. Someone put…
If you thought you could wreck a buffet like it was nobody's business, think again. If hamsters were the size of humans, they would certainly be barred from many Las Vegas restaurants. Because using X-ray video, a recent BBC documentary decided to find out just how a hamster was able to stuff away so much food, and…
Tenth Doctor David Tennant narrates the BBC One documentary Pets Wild At Heart, which means we get to listen to the man who once explained the timey-wimey nature of the universe explain the finer points of hamsters, dogs, and other pets. It's about as delightful as it sounds.
Most pet hamsters in the UK and North America come from a stock of Syrian hamsters bred by biologist Israel Aharoni for scientific research. It turns out, though, that Aharoni's hamster supply was saved by hamster siblings mating with one another.
If you've ever thought hamsters live the good life — bottled water at the ready, a steady diet of food pellets, exercise wheel in the bedroom — then La Villa Hamster is for you. This quirky hotel outfits each room with beds of organic hay and giant hamster wheels.
I don't know if I should pity Princess the Hamster or celebrate the fact that designer Crabfu has crafted an ingenious, slightly mesmerizing way for her to antagonize the family cat on an entirely new, mobile level. You'll see:
New research shows that constant exposure to low light levels compromises the immune system of the nocturnal Siberian hamster. Scientists say this shows the unexpected impact human expansion and light pollution have on nocturnal animals. Translation: All those city lights are killing your tiny, cuddly friends.
Someone said that this concept for a Nazi UFO cockpit looked like the cockpit of Darth Vader... if Darth Vader were a robot operated by evil hamsters. Somehow, that concept makes complete sense to me.
Who needs a lamp to be classy when it can be fucking horrifying? That's what the "Half Life" lamp is, because it glows thanks to living hamster cells that have been enriched with firefly genes. Holy shit.
Two new nano-bio breakthroughs give us hope that our shining nanotech future could be closer than we think. One researcher harnessed the power of crazed hamsters, while another one has perfected ambidextrous DNA-based nano-machines.
Nanopiezoelectric research hopes to pull tiny amounts of power from minuscule movements, like breathing. Now, Georgia Tech researchers have made a nanopiezoelectric jacket for hamsters that successfully generates .1 volts of electricity.
Sure, a Roomba will methodically and accurately clean your floors, but wouldn't it be more fun to let chaos reign by throwing the controls of your robotic vacuum over to a hamster?
Most hamsters are content to hang out on a wheel all day. The intrepid prefer a ball. But the truly courageous, they long to go where no hamster has gone before.
Here's a old but good idea in honor of Fuzzywuzzymodo: power a toy car by hamster. The Flintstones would approve. I personally think its a better use of hamster power to rig a traditional gerbil wheel with a generator capable of charging a battery which in turn can charge a USB device. I mean, how else are the vermin…
A 16-year-old boy has devised a way to charge his cell phone with the help of his hamster. Peter Ash of Lawford, Somerset designed a hamster wheel that utilized gears and turbines to charge his cell phone. According to his tests every two minutes of wheel time gives his phone 30 minutes of talk time. If only the…