Schwarzenegger Mice!

mighty-mouse–Mice have been genetically engineered that can run twice as far and about an hour longer than their unaltered brethren.  The mice also stay in peak condition, even without exercise or a good diet!

Delta class proteins from the peroxisome proliferator activated receptors (PPARs) are felt to be responsible, doing so by increasing the amount of slow-twitch muscle, which burns fat, resists fatigue, and provides energy for sustained, high-endurance activities like running…

…so thanks to the humble mouse, lazy humans may someday be buff jocks without even trying!

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3 Comments on “Schwarzenegger Mice!”

  1. carycomic Says:

    Yeah, but conversely? Spinach has been know to cause severe allergic reactions. Like swollen forearms; loss of vision in one eye; slurred speech; and fits of violence, including superhuman strength!

    Don’t believe me? Just ask Popeye the Sailor.

    • firefox b Says:

      Popeye’s not exactly a walking recruiter for our naval forces, is he?–And I worry about his fits of psychotic rage…then there’s the Jeep, a bizarre animal we must discuss sometime!

  2. carycomic Says:

    Yeah! PETA should go after people who name any pet “Eugene.” Too many _people_ with that name get beaten up, as it is!


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