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turn your man into a mouse
well, a vole really.

“ In a remarkable experiment in hormone chemistry, behavioural scientists implanted a single gene into promiscuous male voles, transforming them at a stroke into faithful, attentive and caring partners.

“The rodent in question is the meadow vole, Microtus pennsylvanicus -- and he is the original love rat.

“The male vole thinks nothing about mating with several females at one time and leaving them to rear his offspring while he wanders off in search of his next conquest.

“In contrast, the meadow vole's cousin, the prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster) is a model of fidelity."

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daft buzzard

Part 1:

“An angry buzzard is terrorising a quiet English country road by dive-bombing passing cyclists, newspapers reported on Friday.”

“ "We would suggest that people avoid the road for a few weeks, but if cyclists do want to use it we would advise them to paint a pair of eyes on their helmets," a spokeswoman told the Daily Express. "That will put the buzzard off." ”

Part 2:

“A bad-tempered buzzard which dive-bombed cyclists on a Devon country road has finally met its match after it swooped on a van.”

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