When I was a kid we would get together with friends and race our little electric cars.  But now the new fad is "Hamster Racing"

You may be surprised to learn that Hamsters will run between four to eight miles a day in the wild, which is why in captivity the little furballs will attack their exercise wheel with such boundless energy.

These are the sort of facts you learn from watching “hamster drag racing,” the new sport that is sure to replace auto racing as we know it. :)

People have long dreamed of ways to harness the power of hamsters, and the video below depicting hamster drag racing is the best (sort of) practical application of hamster power I've seen.

Check out the video below:

 

[via The Laughing Squid]