The year was 2011, the year that mice and rats alike wish never happened.
During 2011, a bunch of Great Lakes mad scientists decided to use circadian disruption to blind mice, while on the West Coast a gang of mad scientists chose the use of circadian disruption to give rats diabetes.
Both teams of mad scientists were totally unaware of what the other team of mad scientists were scheming, while coincidentally both teams were about to perform some very similar looking experiments.
Both teams concocted an unbelievable unimaginable scheme where their subjects would be exposed to unnaturally timed LIGHT DARK CYCLES. Both teams had to invent some kind of gadgetry and arrangement to provide the timed absence and presence of controlled amounts of light.
Despite their pure insanity, both teams of crazed scientists NEVER EXPOSED their subjects to high intense lighting, but rather only to dastardly unnaturally timed light dark cycles.
One team used mice who were genetically predisposed to eventually developing blindness, the other team used rats who were genetically predisposed to developing diabetes.
Strikingly both teams of mad scientists discovered the same results: that unnaturally timed light dark cycles ACCELERATED THE TIMING OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE DISEASE THAT THE ANIMALS WERE ALREADY PRONE TO GETTING.
So what are the takeaways we can gather from these discoveries that both groups of mad scientists mutually made?
1) Rats and mice should never befriend collections of mad scientists who are located near large bodies of water.
2) Rats and mice can postpone the onset of the diseases that were handed down from mommy and daddy by wearing red, orange or yellow lens melatonin onset eyewear, which color lens choice is dependant on whether they work the day or night shift..