A tiny hamster eats tiny burritos

No matter how insane an idea is, you can find it somewhere on the internet, often on YouTube. Here’s one: somebody wondered what would happen if they made a VERY SMALL burrito and fed it to a hamster.

This video is the result. It was put up two days ago, and already has 1.3 million views. Such is the power of the hamster, and the appetite of the public for bizarre stuff, which will only increase as posters push the limits.

Srsly, though, this is pretty damn cute. I just wonder what kind of a mind could think of something like this.

h/t: Diana MacPherson

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For lagniappe, a squirrel reading the newspaper! Srs bsns!! (From BookRiot):

squirrel-reading-book

 

19 Comments

  1. marksolock
    Posted May 1, 2014 at 5:02 am | Permalink

    Reblogged this on Mark Solock Blog.

  2. Posted May 1, 2014 at 5:24 am | Permalink

    This could become a meme. Hamsters eating hamburgers, hamsters eating pancakes….

    • teacupoftheapocalypse
      Posted May 1, 2014 at 5:40 am | Permalink

      Hamsters, in my experience, will tackle a meal of any size.

      A few years ago, a friend’s daughter’s hamster made a good fist of eating my jeans.

      I wouldn’t have minded so much, but I was wearing them at the time. Oh, and I’m 6’1″. 🙂

    • Posted May 1, 2014 at 7:21 am | Permalink

      Mine ate back-bacon

  3. Aelfric
    Posted May 1, 2014 at 5:34 am | Permalink

    How dare you post such awesome content on a serious science website? Also, I really think a hamster-sized hot sauce should have been provided.

  4. Jim Knight
    Posted May 1, 2014 at 5:40 am | Permalink

    Where’s the tiny bottle of cerveza?

    • Posted May 1, 2014 at 6:17 am | Permalink

      Also the burrito could have been preceded by a series of bowls of corn chips and salsa, so the hamster can only finish half of the burrito.

  5. Diana MacPherson
    Posted May 1, 2014 at 6:25 am | Permalink

    I like how the hamster packed away the burritos. Maybe as take away for the hamster family.

    • Torbjörn Larsson, OM
      Posted May 1, 2014 at 7:12 am | Permalink

      =D. Syrian hamsters nearly always do their packing thing, so I took the kook’s pleased stance in the end as a somewhat ironic commentary.

      As for family, Syrian hamsters are solitary. Nearly year round thinking only of themselves…

  6. Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    Posted May 1, 2014 at 7:06 am | Permalink

    Oh dear. I hope that isn’t a stuffed squirrel.

    • een
      Posted May 1, 2014 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

      I reckon. Not all its toes are in contact with the ground, and looks like it’s holding the paper between its third and fourth digits…

  7. Merilee
    Posted May 1, 2014 at 7:22 am | Permalink

    What’re those things on poles? Festive lights?? And yeah, where’s the salsa and guacamole????

  8. gravelinspector-Aidan
    Posted May 1, 2014 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    No matter how insane an idea is, you can find it somewhere on the internet,

    I put that through the text-to-speech program, and … it sounded very metallic and clanging. In fact, it sounded like a gauntlet hitting the ground.
    Really insane ideas … I’ll give it some thought. But I keep on getting disturbed by spotting previously un-noticed owls hiding in the living room. There were a couple hiding behind the avocado tree, taking the count up to 17, IIRC. For the living room. Only.

  9. Jim Maughan
    Posted May 1, 2014 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    Torbjörn,
    I believe that squirrel is an ex-Norwegian Blue.

  10. Posted May 1, 2014 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Heh heh… even after being stuffed to the gills with the two teenie-tiniest burritos, Hammie nudged the platter, checking for more.

  11. Diane G.
    Posted May 1, 2014 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    I’ll bet he can’t use chopsticks, though.

  12. Posted May 2, 2014 at 2:34 am | Permalink

    Reblogged this on damagingcellar209.

  13. Katey
    Posted May 2, 2014 at 5:54 am | Permalink

    “I just wonder what kind of a mind could think of something like this.”

    Well… I used to make tiny tofu tacos for my rat. But my execution and presentation was not nearly as involved as that chef’s.

    It’s just silly fun to make tiny food for tiny creatures, I guess. Though with a hamster, it’s much fun to watch him cram whole burritos in his cheek pouches.


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