OK, so last night I finally got around to seeing Highlander.
(A movie set in Scotland, with Sean Connery playing a Spaniard, or maybe an Egyptian with a Spanish name. This makes lots of sense.)
Anyway, part of the reason for seeing the movie was a suspicion that this recent Slashdot story was on somewhat of a wrong track. Now, if you combine that story with (as noted) this one, and with this, then you truly have a fearless, immortal mouse, with awesome powers of regeneration, capable of recovering from just about anything except destruction of its brain.
Would this be a Highlander Hybrid Mouse?
The possibilities are mind-boggling:
"The same thing we do every night, Pinky. Try to take the heads of all the other Immortals."
"Actually, I'm a mouse who's been made Immortal by an experiment in genetic engineering."
"I think so, Brain, but why would the Japanese smith mark the sword '600 BC'?"