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Desc:NYC has a growing rat problem, the magic of television spares us the odor.
Category:Pets & Animals, News & Politics
Tags:NYC, rats, New York City, WPIX
Submitted:memedumpster
Date:06/01/10
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Comment count is 26
MaulLove
New York's alright if you like rat infestations.
Crackula
Thank you for this

Cleaner82
It's fucked up that even people who kill rats in New York City don't have job security.
CapnJesusHood
Don't be so narrow-minded. Sure a few humans lost their jobs. But the job market for rats is booming!

oswaldtheluckyrabbit
RAT ON!
Caminante Nocturno
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U36DO_nrJeA
Reipuman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94Sc0VimJKY

AS BIG AS A CAT AND NOT AFRAID TO CHASE PEOPLE
OR NIBBLE ON THE WIPERS AND VINYL ROOFS OF CARS

kennydra
my god! it's in the upscale neighborhoods! god intended only the poor to sleep in the company of rats.
memedumpster
Fortunately, NYC mice long ago moved into stoves, forming their own Borg collective against the rats.
Scynne
So much cute and disease in one city!
Scynne
Also: I just noticed that the last words in that video were, "Thanks Arthur."

cognitivedissonance
Say what you will, but the whole of New York City is cleaner than my local Taco Bell.
Broose182
Pretty much everywhere it's gonna be rats.
Scynne
Then I won't need a plague!

MrBuddy
They say you're never more than 50 feet away from a rat and unless you're in an airplane or the 200th floor of the world's tallest building, I believe it.

There is a reason why there were so many Plague outbreaks in Europe 400 years ago. In those days Europe was dominated by Black/Roof/Tree rats (rattus rattus) which spread the disease. When the Brown/Ship/Sewer rat (rattus norvegicus), which don't spread Plague, arrived they chased the Black rats away and saved Europe. If you're a white person you owe your existence to that little animal that's digging around in your garbage can.

Camonk
That's awesome if true and not something you read on a cut-rate trivia website.

MrBuddy
"Brown rats are sometimes mistakenly thought to be a major reservoir of bubonic plague, a possible cause of The Black Death. [...] Brown rats actually displaced the black rats, ending the Black Death."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rattus_norvegicus#Diseases

"Black rats (or their ectoparasites) are able to carry a number of pathogens, of which bubonic plague (via the rat flea), typhus, Weil's disease, toxoplasmosis and trichinosis are the best known."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rattus_rattus

It's also mentioned in the Pixar, animated short, "Your Friend the Rat".

Bored
I bet the Free Market will find ways of keeping rats out of NYC! NO MORE LAZY CITY WORKERS CLEANING UP RAT SHIT FOR AN EXORBITANT K A YEAR!
FABIO
The turning point that told me it was time to leave New York was when I killed a roach in my apartment, opened the window to throw it outside, and another one immediately flew in.
chumbucket
she said the words "growing" and "shrinking" in the same sentence at the opener, that was a quick 5 stars
boner
and whitey's on the moon
Crucifried
Reporter: "You've got to be shitting me."
GravidWithHate
This video will be vital evidence for future historians wondering how New York could experience an outbreak of bubonic plague.
Adham Nu'man
No rats exploded in this video, I want my money back.
nemeses9
Seconded.

deadpan
WPIX's Arthur Chen, bringing the Asian mullet back.
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