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Discovery in Remote Mountains
By Smartmouse V. Brainey
MOLE MOUNTAIN, OUTER MOUSITANIA-Dr. Doris Diggersnout, the
acclaimed paleontologist, announced today the discovery of
the world's smallest dinosaur. Unearthed last week in the
uninhabited mountains of Outer Mousitania, the fossil creature
is about the size of a small mouse.
Dr. Diggersnout, herself a mouse of medium size, calls the
creature Mousosaurus. While rival scientists were out looking
for larger and larger dinosaurs, she has won the race to find
"Every time someone says they've found the world's largest
dinosaur," she said, "somebody else comes along
and finds a larger one. I decided to think small and beat
them all at their own game."
Mousosaurus has sharp triangular plates running down its
back and a single horn in the middle of its forehead. Otherwise,
it looks just like a rodent, with a long tail, big ears, and
The Mouse Island Museum of Natural History plans to exhibit
the Mousosaurus in a special room designed as a mouse-hole
like the one the creature lived in 39 million years ago. As
for Dr. Diggersnout, she plans to extend her Mousitania expedition
for another full year.
"We are still digging," says the noted scientist.
"In hopes of discovering prehistoric cheese."
Cheese Spill Disrupts Traffic-School Canceled
NEW MOUSE CITY-A vat overturned early today at the Gourmet
Cheese Company plant, sending a river of liquid cheese out
into Ratford Avenue and bringing traffic to a standstill.
The nearby George Mousington Elementary School became an island
in a lake of runny yellow stuff.
Young rodents on their way to school found the way blocked
by thousands of gallons of the gooey liquid. While they were
staring in amazement, a pupil identified as Billy De Ratte
pushed little Matthew Mousekin in. But instead of getting
stuck, the young mouse began splashing around and shouting
to his friends, "Come on in! The cheese is fine!"
Dozens of schoolrodents took the hint, dove in, and joined
him. Soon, a crowd gathered to watch the fun. When the school
principal, Mr. Goodrat, finally arrived and tried to restore
order, the unruly swimmers splashed him all over with the
Realizing that there was no danger and that the youngsters
were having a grand time, he declared school canceled for
Then, with a loud shout of "Wheee!" he made a perfect
swan dive into the cheese, a feat that was greeted by loud
cheers from youngsters and grown rodents alike.
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