Mystery Gadget 55

What tha--?

Answer is here.

Or after the jump.
     Posted By: Paul - Tue Jan 09, 2018
     Category: Animals | Technology | 1940s

That was actually what popped into my mind when I saw the pic, but then I laughed at myself for being so silly and started blaming it on lack of sleep, reading too much steampunk yesterday, and being on my third energy drink within the hour. "Not only is the Universe stranger than we think . . .
Posted by Phideaux on 01/09/18 at 11:10 AM
If it were a spider held over the apparatus it wouldn't be so strange. There must be a joke in there somewhere about how many mice does one need for ...?
Posted by KDP on 01/09/18 at 02:01 PM
I just had a vision of someone from Starbucks seeing this and deciding mouse milk would be their next big thing. Can you imagine being a dairy farmer with 20,000 head being milked four times a day and sending it to them in a half-gallon jug . . .
Posted by Phideaux on 01/09/18 at 02:45 PM
Milking a mouse for it's venom, in order to synthesize an antidote?
Posted by Clay Roe on 01/09/18 at 07:14 PM
Phideaux, each mouse is milked only once during its pregnancy. They would need more than a million mice to get their half-gallon of mouse milk. After a time, I am sure that the company would outsource the business and children from Bangladesh would milk mice by hand in a dirty shed. There might also be a story about rat milk contamination or "mouse milk" being 95% goat milk and 4% melamine.
Posted by Yudith on 01/10/18 at 06:30 AM
"You can milk anything with nipples."

"I've got nipples, Greg. Can you milk me?"
Posted by Vern on 02/28/18 at 06:17 AM
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