The Mousetrap Coffee Table

by Ally

This has got to be the most disturbing way to catch mice I’ve ever seen.  It doesn’t mutilate them or rip them into little pieces.  Which, admittedly would be horrific as well.  No, instead it puts the caught mouse on display, directly in your living room.  I’m sure you’ll have no problem at all getting guests to keep their visits short with this thing lying around.  I admit, it is an interesting concept, but I don’t really want a mouse watching me while I try to curl up on the couch and watch a movie.

Basically, there is a hole in one of the legs, which the mouse will likely use trying to reach leftover crumbs that are on the surface of the table.  When they do crawl in, it activates a motion sensor that will then trap the mouse inside of your table.  Hopefully, you don’t leave on vacation, only to come back to a decaying surprise.  The mouse then falls into the microbial fuel cell underneath the table.  That cell is what generates the power to keep the iris motor and sensor going.  This was designed by Auger-loizeau and Alex Zivanovic, hopefully we won’t be seeing this sold at a local furniture store anytime soon.

Source:  Gizmodiva

3 reviews or comments

Feint Says: February 3, 2009 at 3:01 pm

*2 Thumbs Way UP!*

The only thing cooler than catching a pesky rodent in a trap is catching in a trap ALIVE. The cat across the street will be pleased as will you since you can watch that dirty scoundrel pay dearly for encroaching upon your territory and possibly some of your food; a crime punishable by death in many situations spanning the ages.

Carlos Padgett Says: August 10, 2009 at 7:37 pm

your comments really caught me off guard and you had me cracking up as if I just heard the punch line to a joke.

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