updated 10:28 AM EST, Thu October 30, 2014

"If you can milk a cow, you can milk a mole rat ... it's just a matter of finding the right gear. Oftedal and his team were up for the challenge."

For researcher Dr Olav Oftedal, milking strange animals is nothing new, but when he set off to milk naked mole-rats, he was in for a few surprises.

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