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March 8, 1775

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1775 Joseph Priestley discovered that mice needed oxygen to live. When asked why he used mice for his experimentation, Priestly said that they were easy to capture, could be stored in small cages, and were vermin that had no use other than experimentation. He was subsequently asked why he … Continue reading

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July 23, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1998 U.S. scientists at the University of Hawaii turned out more than 50 “carbon-copy” mice with a cloning technique. The mice’s (meece’s) fur soon changed color from lab-rat white to almost banana yellow. To be able to differentiate between the little guys, the scientists named them Dave, Stuart, Jerry, … Continue reading

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