The new issue of Cell

Why does the mouse have whiskers and the cat doesn’t? Elsevier screws up again!

15 Comments

  1. Posted August 30, 2012 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    And that mouse is wearing sunglasses INSIDE! What a poser.

    • Posted August 30, 2012 at 10:13 am | Permalink

      Tries to pose as a cool cat I guess.

      • Posted August 31, 2012 at 12:14 am | Permalink

        Or wants to be anonymouse.

  2. atticsttatic
    Posted August 30, 2012 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    simple – you’re looking at them edge-on – simple illustrators trick..

    • atticsttatic
      Posted August 30, 2012 at 10:16 am | Permalink

      end-on I mean…

      • Torbjörn Larsson, OM
        Posted August 30, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

        Yup, they are hinted at as white, a bad choice in the context. The illustrator probably used a photo, and the whiskers color is probably in there but also more visible.

  3. Hempenstein
    Posted August 30, 2012 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    They’re magic (divine) whiskers – you can’t see them or touch them but you have faith that they must be there.

    • atticsttatic
      Posted August 30, 2012 at 10:23 am | Permalink

      magic (divine) healing whiskers, mind you – that’s why I spend my hard-earned dollars on the freeze-dried powder for what ails me.

  4. Douglas Anderson
    Posted August 30, 2012 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    You are all a bunch of clairvoyants! I must be too! Here we are, writing about it on the 30th of August, and the cover is dated 31 August so only comes out the day AFTER we have discussed it. Hmmmmmmm
    I have also being trying to figure out what is holding the cat’s attention as it is certainly not the poser nor the hider, looks more like the tip of the poser’s tail.

  5. Posted August 30, 2012 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    As they say: Just because it’s published in _Cell_ doesn’t mean it’s wrong.

  6. Ruth Hickerson
    Posted August 30, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    The mouse is too stressed to cognitively perceive the cat’s whiskers..

  7. Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    Posted August 30, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    Sunglasses, but no Cell phone?

    • Occam
      Posted August 30, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

      You made me choke :)

  8. Posted August 30, 2012 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    I like the mouse with sunglasses. A cool mouse :)

  9. Miss May
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 8:13 am | Permalink

    It is Ceiling Cat. He has no need for whiskers.


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