- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: April 30, 2008
This versatile, highly adaptive and paradoxical both scourge and lifesaver creature makes for a fascinating and skin-crawling investigation.
- Love them, hate them, can't live without them, donít want to live near them: rats.
- For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life.
- The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence.
Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination brought to life on a grand scale, MODERN MARVELS® tells the fascinating stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who created everyday items, technological breakthroughs and man-made wonders.
Get the full story on this skulking vermin.
To be fair RATS have contributed incalculably to medical science and have helped save millions of lives. On the other hand...
As a spreader of disease, as a denizen of squalor and decay, as a symbol of corruption and dishonesty, you just can't beat RATS. In this too-close-for-comfort episode, MODERN MARVELS® takes a hard look at this elusive and magnificently opportunistic mammal.
Ride along with a Terminix exterminator to go face to face with the creepy creature in a rat infestation, and see the great lengths we take to get rid of this resilient pest. Tour the Hacco Inc. rodenticide plant where they're whipping up batches of tasty new rat poisons.
At the Taconic rat breeding facility, see how hundreds of thousands of rats are bred and raised in high-tech and controlled environments. And then it's off to the races to watch rodents compete in the Xtreme Rat Challenge at the annual American Fancy Rat show. Finally, scientists show how a remote controlled rat could come to your rescue in the near future.
Oh, RATS, this is a great new episode of MODERN MARVELS®!