Supermouse v. 2.0 looked like an average white lab mouse, but it was different.
Supermouse v. 2.0 needed less time to learn the maze than any mouse before it.
Supermouse v. 2.0 was immune to cancer, diabetes and seventeen other diseases.
At night, when the scientists went home, Supermouse v. 2.0 picked the lock on its cage and explored the lab. Supermouse v. 2.0 taught itself computer programming, enrolling in an online course under a false identity.
When the time was right, Supermouse v. 2.0 released the rhesus monkeys from their cages and escaped in the confusion.
Life in the wild was hard, red in tooth and claw, but Supermouse v. 2.0 was a fast learner and it was tough.
Supermouse v. 2.0 organized the wild field mice. They killed a hawk at its command. Remember, it had said, go for the eyes. It had worked. Of course it had.
Supermouse v. 2.0 was ready to embark on the next stage of its plan: the domination of human society. Supermouse v. 2.0 carefully selected its first victims. All it needed was one more night of surveillance and study, it thought, hunkered down under a zucchini leaf, as it observed the unsuspecting humans moving back and forth behind their glass windows.
“I found a dead white mouse in the back yard,” said the woman. “Guess the cats were full.”
“I wonder where a white mouse came from,” said the man.