To Infinity… and Beyond!

The tiny nation of Hamstervania officially announced its space program today.  In this video footage smuggled from the space training center, astronauts simulate the effect of sustained G-forces.



  1. BeckyMonster says:

    Merry Christmas to me!!!! I laughed out loud at that one, definitely made coming in to work today less sucky!

  2. Anne Boleyn says:

    NOMTOM, you are sooooo naive! This is a nuclear enrichment facility if I ever saw one. Be afraid, be very afraid.

  3. Wheeeeeeeeee!

  4. OMG when they get launched out of it . . . SO funny!

  5. I guess they’re still working on the giant space hamster then.

  6. Zoooooooooom Zooooom

  7. Mary (the first) says:

    I LOL also. “Wheeeee .. eeeeekkk.. tooo fasssttttt……yowwwwccchhhh.. I wanna go again!”

  8. Eeeep! I was worried when that little guy got thrown out of there, but he seems to like it… gets right back in! 🙂

  9. omg too funny! they have a need- a need for speeeeed!!!

  10. Oh lordy. I just laughed so hard I think my whole apartment building heard.

  11. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee! fantastic, it made me laugh! love it! Xxxx

  12. Lucy's Mommeh says:

    OMG, I SO needed that laugh! Silly hamsters!

  13. oh how CUTE! I especially love the little footies going so fast you can’t see them. Then ZIP! round and round the wee one goes because he stopped running.

    Very nice present for my birthday today NOMTOM, thank you.
    Merry Christmas all

  14. omg i’m cried from laughing so hard!

  15. Claudia C. says:

    @Ray – “oh how CUTE! I especially love the little footies going so fast you can’t see them. Then ZIP! round and round the wee one goes because he stopped running.”

    I just laughed so hard and started coughing (been pretty sick lately) so hard until I thought I really would DIE from the QTE!!!! This is killin’ me heah! You have MADE my Christmas!!

  16. Weeeeeeeeeeeeee-sploot-Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-splootlysploot-
    Do it ageeeeeeeeian! Just laughing my eyes into rivers over here.

    Thank you NOMTOM! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  17. There is a SPEEDOMETER above them! Oh, oh, oh……

  18. (I always wonder why they do that!) Merry Christmas everyone!

  19. I’ve never laughed so hard! Not ever!

  20. Is the top number on the speedometer the speed?

  21. Good question- why do they do that? It is just wonderful, though. I just love the way they ‘shake it off’ and go right back and do it again. You won’t catch a Corgi doin’ that, no sireee- oh, wait, yeah, they DO they do the same tail-spinning thing.

    Yes, it is a speedometer- look at it change, it is a tad delayed, but 68 miles per hour-even in scale? WOW!

  22. @Claudia C
    I’m glad you’re day is a bit brighter.

    I know ALL about the laughing until you start a coughing fit. Years back, I went to the South Pole Amundson Scott station as part of the crew. A couple of days after I arrived on station, my breathing was a little wheezy so I went to the station doctor. She diagnosed me with some sort of pneumonia, and ordered me to avoid other people on the station for a few days so I didn’t spread it. I started reading the huge collection of station comic books, and was laughing until I started coughing. I mentioned this the doctor, and she said the laughing was a good thing to break up the congestion. She was going to prescribe “comic book” therapy to her pneumonia patients in the future.

    Get well soon!

  23. Oh dear, I really wasn’t expecting the sudden blur of speedy hamster late in the clip, thanks for not spoiling it in the description! That was hilarious….my first genuine stomach hugging laugh in a long time, thank you!

  24. Queen of Dork says:

    Hahahahahahahahaha! Silly hammies! That was truly fabulous! He looked like a rodential blur in the last part. Hahahahahahahahaha!

  25. They’re too much! LOL! 😀

    Don’t you all wish you had that much fun doing such a simple thing ? Oh, to be a Hamster on a Wheel!

    When the hammy was spinning ’round and ’round and ’round, I was almost ded!

  26. my hampsters used to do the same thing….
    the strange thing is no matter how many times they fall out they get back on! lilttle nutters!

  27. violetgreen says:

    One ham smoothie, coming up!

  28. Hamsters in space…hmm….I must try that sometime.

    Hamstervania seems like a nice country. I’d like to move there. I might even have my own wheel! (Oops, I gave something away…)

  29. I the part where the one behind is trying to run too and keeps getting his pals buns smooshed into this face…too friggin’ funny…gotta go watch it again!

  30. All the while those cute lil’ high octane hammies were a spinnin’ the wheel to a blur, I kept thinking, “If only we could harness a few thousand of these hammy wheels… we’d have an awesome new alternative energy source!”

  31. ButtaRumCake says:

    Yeah, I, too, laughed VERY loudly at this. HILARIOUS!

    Thanks for the giggle, NOMTOM!!

  32. Just FYI, to those who are interested, hamsters run on the wheel because in the wild, the little critters will run up to 5 miles in a night. Yikes!! I read that in a book we bought when our kids started keeping hamsters as pets.

  33. oh ystomach hurts from laughing and crying and laughing out loud…too loud…my man came over to see what was so funny ahd HE laughed out load 9never does that)…too too funny…THANK YOU!

  34. maijasservant says:

    OMG!!! LOL!!! LMAO!!! Is that RPM, MPH, or KPH???

  35. ummmm…. tummy hurts…. laughing…. so funny you couldn’t make it up!

  36. I LOL’d.

  37. I’m a little concerned about what happened to the other ham. But it was funny to see them both scrambling to get on. XD Go hammies, go!

  38. According to the youtube notes, the speed is in hundreds of meters per hour, so divide by ten and you get their maximum speed of 6.8 kilometers per hour or 4.2 miles per hour, which would be about a 14.3 minute mile. Wow, that’s actually pretty fast. Google maps assumes humans only walking 20 minute miles in their walking directions. Of course, those hamsters seem to have a hard time keeping up that pace for more than, oh, a few seconds. 😉
    I mean… d’awwwwwww!

  39. I’m worried because the hamster looked hurt at the end. The wheel looks too fast to be safe.

  40. ROFL… I thought one of the hammies was going to go flying or something! This is so much better.
    Too funny.

  41. OMG, that was freaking hysterical, especially the last fling…..My cat is looking at me oddly because I was laughing so loud. OMG….oh, I have tears in my eyes, that was so damn funny!!!

  42. OMG! I needed that! I laughed out loud after the 2nd one went!!! :::)))

  43. Silly hamster!
    You spin me right round, baby, right round, like a record baby…!

  44. My 2 1/2 year old daughter has asked to watch this about 15 times on my iPhone this morning! So far it might be her fav chritmas present 🙂

  45. zoom zoom!!

  46. omg this is my favorite part of christmas! eek!

  47. This has to be the funniest thing I’ve seen in ages!!! Aararararararararararar!

  48. Margaret Bristow says:

    OMG that was just too funny, I just about peed my pants.

  49. ceiling cat says:

    hahahaha i laughed SO loud my whole family was like what the hell are you laughing at? =,D

    have a great christmas every one ^_^ ❤

  50. Aw shame I hope that hammie isnt hurt!! As funny as it was, I’d remove all hard objects out the cage and make it safe (ie padded) if they’re going to fly out like that 😦

    Poor little thing 😦

  51. The shavings did appear to have vanished in the spot where the hammies get dumped from the wheel… which means kind of a hard landing. Maybe a nice little cushy mattress next to the wheel to soften the falls.

    Not nuffing here, really… cuz the vid is funny! But that wheel is spinning really fast and after that last spill, little hammy went *thud* hard and looked a bit stunned. Maybe he/she was puzzled as to why mom was laughing cuz that hard landing hurt?

    [A “hard landing” doesn’t mean much when you weigh like all of an ounce – Ed.]

  52. TWELVE x 360s. That’s a LOT of degrees! 😀

  53. lmao

  54. Alice Shortcake says:

    Queen of Dork: “rodential blur”. One of my New Year’s resolutions will be to use those words in conversation as often as possible.

  55. I ROARED outloud! And I never do that!!

    I laughed so hard, my husband came over and I played it for him! Hilarious!

    Dang, now I’m coughing and wheezing again!!!

  56. Lerrinus: NICE song/earworm choice, there!!! VERY VERY nice indeedy.

    @Alice Shortcake : Yup, “our” QoD is a potential writer with gifts both in composing AND in choosing good storylines also. I keep telling her to get to a book publisher & become an editor…and I’m a professional librarian, MLS & all…

    @ Editors: How cool is it, that the “Top Posts” positions at the head of the page…….
    allows you to put the hammie pic there….IN MOTION, now?????????

    [That’s an animated .GIF, only three frames, captured from the video – Ed.]

    CO owns (my) Universe.

    (At least, CO owns the parts of my universe,
    that ***Winston, Maru & Simonscat don’t already*** own….)

  57. Queen of Dork says:

    Resrie, thanks. *blush*

  58. nicefrenchgurl says:

    happy bday ray!

  59. llittle monster says:

    so funny..<3
    the hamsters are super sweet..:)

  60. Jessica :) says:

    This is amazingly funny! It totally made my day!

  61. that is so cute I got a zoom zoom pet that did that .

  62. So wrong, but so funny!

  63. rollin’
    get those hammies rollin’

  64. sos…sos…sos…

  65. HAHAHAHAHAAAA! That’s all I seem to be able to offer today! *snort*!


  66. OMG!!! My hamster, Milli-Micro, does that all the time!!! She seems to think its fun! Then my other hamster, Twinkles, used to comacozy off the edge of the coffee table and flop on the floor! Then we put her back on, and she would run around and do it again! She pasted away last year though:(
    Then my other hamsters (I’ve had Izzy, Snickers, Furburt, Nibbles, Twinkles, and Milli-Micro) would climb all over each other to get to the wheel!!!!

  67. He was going 46mph when he fell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  68. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! 😀

  69. @blair: best comment!!! FTW!!

    Head ’em up
    Move ’em out
    Move ’em out
    Head ’em up

  70. These hamsters should be self-propelling a wheel, which they enjoy! This
    motorized wheel is deceptive and dangerous and the woman who is allowing
    this can’t see beyond her need to be entertained. Give them to someone who
    laughs at their natural hamster ways. Someone who has a life and lets those
    creatures have theirs!

    [Wrong. – Ed.]

  71. It isn’t a motorized wheel. It just has a bicycle speedometer.

  72. OMG

    I am totally emailing this to all my friends!

    So cute. I used to have a ham.! I miss him so much! Do you have a silent wheel
    because I had one just like it.

    such cute ham’s

  73. i love this site…. its adorable. i have an old beagle named howie and a baby guinea pig named beanie. sometime i’ll hafta send a pic in, i have a bunch of adorable ones. great website!!

  74. The dizzy hammie at the end is just waitin’ for the cage to stop spinning, so he can have another go! LOL!

  75. PinkishGoldfish says:

    AWWW!!!! Adorable xx

  76. “If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour… you’re gonna see some serious s***!”

  77. Fran in L.A. says:

    It’s almost 8:00 p.m. here in L.A., the second day of the new Year. Why do I mention that? So you will understand how deeply I am addicted to this video. Fleet, teeny, feets and then the spin cycle prior to launch…

    I can’t stay away, I have to see this at least three times a day! So sad. My meds do not cover spinning hammies!

  78. If you attach a dynamo to the wheel, you can power a whole city with Mr Hammie!

  79. Fran in L.A.–

    You are not alone! I keep coming back! Should we start a support group?

  80. Queen of Dork says:

    Acey: *raises hand and then stands up* Hi. My name is Stef. I’m a cuteaholic.

  81. Going more like 64 when he spun out!

  82. fghjfxgtj says:

    i like it is very much this is very happy. poor hamsters because they are very beautiful and happy. very good for camera