anaphylactic shock

the real story of the mice

Two mice fell in a bucket of cream. One gave up and drowned. However, the other struggled so much that he turned the cream to butter and crawled out. Unfortunately, the second one was lactose intolerant, and he had ingested sufficient quantities of the cream to cause a massive allergic attack, triggering a massive anaphylactic shock that killed him.

Moral of the story: If you’re a mouse stuck in a bucket of cream, you’re screwed.