Sunday, February 17, 2008
Sunday Night Great Idea Club
Introducing the Gambian Giant Pouched Rat.
Weighing in at 4kg, it's about the same weight as a laptop - and maybe just as clever.
But despite its huge dimensions, this small dog impersonator is still light enough to walk over a landmine without detonating it.
Luckily, it's also pretty deaf and blind, so has a super developed sense of smell. As a result, it can sniff out explosives buried in the ground.
It runs on bananas and a wire track, to which it's attached via a harness. Up, down, up, down, until a grid is cleared.
A massive round of applause for the Gambian Giant Pouched Rat.