Tuesday, May 17, 2011

This is the day when the old posts return

Yeah, it's funny when the fungi take over ants and make them climb up trees and then pop out of the top of the ant's head. But when it spreads to elephants I think there are public health responsibilities.
This poor elephant was infected in Spain, whilst on holiday and with the rapidity of modern travel, it will not be long before it spreads. Inoculate your elephants today, people!!!
Sadly it may be too late for the American elephant whose condition is so advanced that their mouths may not be accessible.

Smutdated: Bonus Rhinogradentia.

Moar up-to-date information about Rhinogrades here, here and here.
The description of the courtship among Nasolimaceus palustris is of interest for future productions of Riddled on Ice:
Mating, during which the male occasionally utters sounds as though he were blowing his nose, takes place mostly at night. Then the male dashes in tight curves around the female, who also is rotating. From time to time she too emits a gentle “Hm-hm”. The stage for these games of love is usually a large flat stone that is coated with a thin, slimy layer of diatoms and over which the water occasionally purls besides. The affair as a whole has a grotesque resemblance to the dancing of a human couple on ice skates. The act of mating lasts but a few seconds, and then the partners forsake one another, going very rapidly in opposite directions with a sound as of gentle nose-blowing.

7 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What about the olde comments?

I was told that the olde comments would return when the stars are right...
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

golf claps on the title change though.

i would offer you a martini, but Imma drank it myself.

Another Kiwi said...

Damned hippies and where have all the comments gone!
That's progress, my friends.

merc said...

That Mercator is a faker, and you wrote purls.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Riddlegrades?

vacuumslayer said...

"The act of mating lasts but a few seconds, and then the partners forsake one another, going very rapidly in opposite directions with a sound as of gentle nose-blowing."



Bittersweet. Romantic.

M. Bouffant said...

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