Terrifying video turns one year of city’s rat complaints into squirming green mass

Hey you guys like rats? Us, we don’t actually mind them so much, but then again, we’ve yet to come across one rifling through our garbage. If you don’t like rats though, don’t watch the above video put together by some fancy MIT scientists, because each of those moving green dots represents a rat complaint between 2012 and 2013. Which means each of them represents at least one rat. At least one, possibly more, possibly even a rat king. We’d say sleep tight knowing that, but Brooklyn led the city in rat complaints, with 31 percent of the video’s complaints. So if you live here and you’re afraid of rats, maybe learn to psychically hover over the ground instead of walking.

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