pied piper of hamelin

Pied Piper of Hamelin mug 1

When my former boyfriend and his family paid me a visit a few weeks ago, they brought a few small gifts, including this fun, temperature-sensitive mug advertising the 750th anniversary of the Pied Piper of Hamelin (otherwise known as Hameln, Germany).

Above is how the mug looks at room temperature. It’s dark grey, with a tiny logo and a line of text.

Add a hot beverage, however, and the mug’s glaze immediately begins to change colour…

Pied Piper of Hamelin mug 2

…revealing the head of a rat. Awesome. :)

Pied Piper of Hamelin mug 3

I’m particularly fond of the graphic on the mug because it reminds me of The Bloggess’ screaming stuffed weasel, Juanita. Also awesome.

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