Archive for September 30, 2009

Whenever I watch Tom and Jerry, Iwonder how the tiny rat could outsmart the big cat. Then I console myself thinking that it is just a cartoon meant to entertain kids. But today when I came across a report which dubbed a field mouse as the bravest m,ouse in Britain, I was little surprised.

A field mouse was able to fend off a cat from its natural habitat by standing up to it outside its nest. It made itself as big as possible to the cat after it ventured too near to its nest in Swavesey, Cambs.

Instead of running for its life, the mouse squared up to its larger opponent and stood his ground. Eventually, the cat got bored and turned away, before the mouse went back into its home.

Field mouse scares off its predator

Field mouse scares off its predator

“It was incredible, the little mouse stood up and seemed to be roaring at the cat,” said Wendy Rothwell, 45, who spotted the encounter in her back garden.  “The cat was much bigger than him and could have killed him at any moment but he didn’t seem to care. He seemed to be prepared to do anything to protect his home. He must be the bravest field mouse in the country.”

Pic courtesy: Google

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I have seen many of my colleagues playing virtual games on computer. I simply laugh at them for wasting time (I think so) in playing games hooked to their computers at the office. But on the other round, they consider me a fool for not playing games like them! But whatever be it, it can turn out be fatal for our health and relationships.

A report today said that a man in Germany stabbed his wife to death after she fell in love with another man in the virtual world of computer gaming.

Vladimir Gruener knifed his wife Nadja 17 times in the face, breast, legs and three times in the heart. He killed her after she got romantically involved with a dragon slayer in the fantasy game Rappelz and told her husband: “I don’t love you anymore.”

Gruener, 48, said that he stabbed his wife because he had lost her to “endless hours of computer gaming”.

“Everything went well between us until January, when she began sitting in front of the computer, sometimes up to 16 hours per day,” he told the court in Bonn, Germany.

“I don’t know what she was playing. There was shooting and then people were being captured. At night I would set the alarm for 2 am and then go to the computer in the children’s room. She was there. I told her ‘You can’t do this’. She replied: ‘I don’t love you anymore. Something is missing’. That finished me,” he added.

Their son, aged 12, and three-year-old daughter were in the apartment in Bonn at the time of the murder on March 14.

He told the court: “I drank vodka, I’m not sure exactly — she said something — I’m not sure what, I had a knife in my hand, then she fell down. I can’t explain the state I was in exactly.”