Rats teeth are harder than aluminium or copper, allowing them to gnaw through these materials. Rats once cut the lights at Heath-row Airport after gnawing through double-insulated power cables.
They can climb brickwork, get into cavity walls, and swim up the U bends of toilets.
A rat can squeeze through a hole no larger than the size of a mans thumb.
A few years ago a rat brought parliamentary business to a standstill when it was seen crossing the floor of the House of Commons.
Rats eat or damage 20% of the worlds crops.
Buckingham Palace had to call in the exterminators after an infestation of rats in its kitchens a few years ago.
The rat is the only wild animal SAS soldiers are banned from eating in the field because of disease risk.
They are eaten by humans in parts of China, Mexico and Africa,(anyone for a takeaway). Baby rat wine is an arthritis treatment in China.
There are more rats than humans on the planet, and around 550 species.
In Palermo, Sicily,some rats got too fat to jump between roofs and fell on the heads of pedestrians below.
The infection causing Weils disease is carried in rats urine.They urinate 80 times a day. (ah that's better).
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