Tuesday, August 29, 2006
This one's for my sister Chessie
They've named the manatee who swam up to New York Chessie, and she's gone to Cape Cod. They've also discovered a few things about her. Some of them I knew, some but I didn't.
For instance, she's closely related to this guy, which I didn't know.
But she's smarter than people thought, which I did know.
Manatees apparently get a bad rap because they're bulbous and like to bump into things, but that's only because they can't find their glasses. Manatee vision is 20/420. Which is better than mine, uncorrected.
Final line of today's New York Times Article? "They’re too smart to jump through hoops the way those dumb dolphins do."
This picture of a Rock Hyrax might make the family resemblance clearer.
Rock Hyraxes are also called Rock Rabbits, or Dassies. What I want to know is why I'm not already in a band called Rock Hyrax.