not all the mice get nuked

“Precisely,” Grossnose enthused. “But get this: not all the mice get nuked; just the mean, frustrated ones—the ones that have been run through mazes over and over without ever finding their way to the tasty Gouda. It’s these embittered creatures that absorb the juiced-up isotopes and become super-intelligent, albeit sociopathic.”

The New Yorker: Woody Allen Reads “Not a Creature Was Stirring”