The Rats of Tehran

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Chupacabra
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This is really about Rodney Tom, isn't it?
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These aren't mutated rats, but more likely, and more mundanely, just Gambian Pouched rats, which have also recently invaded New York City and Florida. They are also used in Afghanistan to hunt for land mines.
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Sorry, but I'm not buying it. This sounds like a story concocted to get us back for the Onion story that said Ahmadinejad was more popular than Obama.
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These aren't mutated rats, but more likely, and more mundanely, just Gambian Pouched rats, which have also recently invaded New York City and Florida. They are also used in Afghanistan to hunt for land mines. Feel free to make some vague African connection comment.
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Maybe they're rats that have been bitten by radioactive spiders.
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The chance of the size of these rats being caused by nuclear or toxic waste is essentially zero.

It would be essentially a miracle for the genome to be mutated in such a way to cause comic book style gigantism, and nothing else.

Fucking nonsense.
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@3: at least that would explain why the cats of Tehran, exposed to the same mutagens, aren't the size of cheetahs.
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I don't believe in the Rodents of Unusual Size.
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Regardless of the origin of those rats, those are fucking huge. The rat in that picture is bigger than both of my cats. I can perfectly understand why those noble and ancient creatures are refusing to fuck with these rats.
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The real story is that the photographic evidence that the Ratcatchers of Tehran are White Sox fans. Sounds about right.
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There's a simple solution to this: mutate the cats!
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Just introduce a family of lizards into the environment that eat the rats. When the lizard population grows too large, then release wave after wave of Chinese needle snakes to eat the lizards. To take care of the Chinese needle snake infestation, send in a species of gorillas that thrive on snake meat. The beauty of the plan is that when winter rolls around, all the gorillas freeze to death!
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We'll feed the rats to the cats and the cats to the rats and get the catskins for nothing.
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Evolution is just a theory. God miracled those rats to Tehran.
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That's a fishing photo. Meaning: hold insufficiently large object at arms length between you and the camera. Fishing charters do this as a matter of policy. 20lb salmon looks like 40lb salmon. Not crazily large rat becomes ultra-mega-mega rat.
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Rodents of Mass Destruction.
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Master Splinter?
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Charles, I want you to do something for me: Google the term "forced perspective."
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Now how are they going to deal w/ the lightning sand & flame spurts?
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Bring in some lions to hunt them.
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Fleas the size of rats sucked on rats the size of cats...

http://youtu.be/3Q7ABB8h7KA
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Leave those rats alone you fucking moon worshippers!
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@14 Oh my god, I know I'm late but even if it's only for me: Husker Du!