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Herorats are Latest in Landmine Detection Tactics

By: Brian G Randles - Published: Dec 13, 2009 • References: notcot.org and socyberty
Bart Weegens is a scientist from Belgium who has found a new way to go about landmine detection. Although not exactly advantageous for the so-called HeroRATs, the idea could potentially save hundreds of lives.

According to Weegens, the rats have a great sense of smell and are incredibly easy to train. So basically he is putting a leash on a rat and letting it play a twisted version of rodent Russian Roulette. I have to say, this new landmine detection idea would be pretty messed up if the potential for saving human life wasn’t so great.

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