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Away with boring hamster-wheels. Begone,
lackluster flat-haired hamsters. The MaxCo
Electrostatic Hamster Wheel is here.
In place of the regular wire or plastic wheel,
the MaxCo Electrostatic Hamster Wheel is, in
effect, a rodent-sized Wimshurst machine.
The faster Fluffy runs, the higher
developed, and the more his (or her - it's
difficult to tell) fur will fluff out.
As a bonus, the charged hamster can also be
stuck to the ceiling afterwards.
An Illustrated Guide to Hamster Sexing
Hm, yeah, that really *is* difficult. [jutta, Nov 16 2007]
Wikipedia: Wimshurst machine
[jutta, Nov 16 2007]
||Jutta - many thanks for the link. I checked
my hamster, though, and it doesn't appear
to have either a pink *or* a blue label
attached to its genitals.
||And, to be honest, I'd be a little bit worried about you if it did.
||Lord Kelvin would have been impressed. Perhaps there is still the opportunity to drip feed his/her water basin with a Kelvin Thunderstorm. Of course, the entire process may *short* lived, but would still have a certain *influence*.