TIL Mouse do not have a special appetite for cheese, and will eat it only for lack of better options; they actually favor sweet, sugary foods. It is unclear where the myth came from.

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  1. My guess is it has something to do with the fact that swiss cheese has holes about the size of mouse holes, so maybe even jokingly, the analogy was made. I have no idea of course, but that’s just as plausible as any other reason.

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