A mouse is a animal which belongs to the group of mammals . It's about a rodent which measures about twenty centimeters and is characterized by its gray hair and its long tail.
The mouse is very similar to the rat , another rodent. Both species are part of the same subfamily and the same family. Rats, however, are included within the genus Rattus, while mice belong to the genus Mus.
One of the main differences between mice and rats is that mice They are smaller And they had a lower weight . This does not prevent, however, that both species are often confused or that the people use the two terms as synonyms.
Like rats, mice can live in an urban environment (even entering homes) or in rural areas. Because of their fertility and their habit of gnawing, they can damage structures and crops, something that makes them usually considered as a plague .
Literature, tradition and cinema have left us famous mice that have become part of our cultural heritage, such as these:
-Perez mouse. This, also called Ratoncito Pérez, is a legendary character who is considered to be in charge of giving children a gift when they drop a tooth. Thus, the little ones must place the fallen tooth under the pillow before going to sleep, so that, in this way, while they sleep, the singular animal takes that one and leaves them with goodies, a story or some coins.
-Gerónimo Stilton. This is a nice mouse journalist who has become the protagonist of the children's literary saga created by the Italian writer Elisabetta Dami.
-Mickey Mouse. Unquestionably the best known mouse in the world is this, a key figure of the Disney factory, which was created in 1928.
In the computing , the mouse (also known by its name in English: mouse ) is a peripheral that connects a computer (computer) to move cursor that the user observes on the screen. Through this mouse-guided cursor, it is possible to order various instructions to the system: open a computer program, select a word in a word processor, enter a link in a web browser, etc.
Mouse is also used in some countries to name an individual who is stingy or mean : "Don't be a mouse and buy a gift for Vanina for her birthday".
It should also be noted that in some countries the term mouse is used colloquially with another meaning. Thus, for example, it is common that in Venezuela it is used as a synonym for hangover or that in Costa Rica it also serves to refer to what the biceps is. All this without ignoring that in Uruguay is used, in the same way, as conceit.
In addition there is the expression "bookworm". This is used to refer to that person who is very intelligent, who enjoys learning and who spends much of his day to day between books, whether reading, studying or even researching.