Rats brought down approximately 50,000 Email users and closed down hundreds of Web sites last week, when they gnawed through Stanford University's electricity cables.
Stanford is one of the largest Internet service facilities in the US, with hundreds of companies attached to it as well as thousands of Email users including teachers and students.
The chaos crashed the facility for around 10 hours after the rats got into an eight-foot high steel cabinet which protects the wiring. One US report quotes a Stanford official as saying, "two fried dead rats" were found in the cabinet shortly after the system went down.
Apparently the rats had crawled under an underground conduit and somehow caused an explosion.
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