Thursday, October 12, 2006

Here to stay, is the new bird

In a Colombian cloud forest accessible only by helicopter, scientists discovered a new bird species, the gorgeous little Yariguies Brush-Finch.

This ex-biology major's first reaction to the bird's photo should have been:
Fascinating. I wonder what its taxonomical classification will be.
Instead, I went:
Awwww, wook at the pwetty widdle birdie!
I should be ashamed of myself.

Anyway, I can think of several universities that need a better mascot, and they should seriously consider the Yariguies Brush-Finch. The team uniforms would look like something out of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Hmm, whaddya think, Virginia Tech? Stanford? Delta State?


Looks a bit like Johnny Rotten, doesn't he?

Posted by: Blogger Rob S. at 10/12/2006 11:17 AM

Meanwhile in Cyprus, they've discovered a new species of mouse! It's been named Mus cypriacus, or the Cypriot mouse. One more thing for the Greeks and Turks to fight about.

Posted by: Blogger Andrew at 10/12/2006 3:38 PM

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