The Mousetrap Coffee Table
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.