Monday, December 10, 2007

The Mysterious Long-Eared Jerboa





For years, scientists have been trying to get a good look at the strange little creature shown above. Known as a jerboa, it lives in the deserts of China and Mongolia and boasts "one of the biggest ear-to-body ratios" in the world. But until recently, few of the tiny, nocturnal creatures had ever been spotted. Now British scientists have managed to film a few jerboas in action, hopping around like minature kangaroos. I urge you to check out some of the hilarious footage that's been posted on the BBC's website.

(And yes, I posted this 'cause they're cute. The dangerous post is coming up next.)

14 Comments:

Blogger International Mastermind said...

Oooh...usually I would say cute, but...not really...

I was just on Amazon, and they have come out with this thing called "Kindle". You can download books ono it. "Books of the Future," I guess. An Ipod for reading? NO WAY!!!
This will ruin the whole CONCEPT and SATISFACTION of reading!!! It won't catch on, I promise you.
Have you ever thought of a Kindle Kiki Strike? Please don't!

7:23 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

*first comment dance*

It's like a mouse... And a bunny... except not!

7:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very cool

8:06 PM  
Anonymous ananka said...

IM: Never! I don't approve of any book-like device that can't be read/used in the bathtub. Plus, what the heck are you supposed to put on your bookshelves?

8:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my new name is THE SAME ANONYMOUS cuse thats what I am.

8:20 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

What a funny, cute little thing.

10:18 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

*after watching video*

It HOPS! Like a mouse/bunny/kangaroo. I loves it!

10:19 PM  
Blogger Spring said...

SOOOOOOO cute!

I saw the Kindle thingy on amazon a while ago. It's the worst thing ever! I guess ONE (just ONE) good thing about it is that it saves a lot of paper, but it's stupid anyway.

11:21 PM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

It's cute!

7:35 PM  
Blogger Ariana said...

It kind of looks like my family's gerbil.

8:35 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

*second comment dance* It said zero comments when I posted.

8:35 PM  
Anonymous infamous said...

I love bath reading!

9:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE SAME ANONYMOUS
_____________________
ananka, did or grandad bred this?

4:22 PM  
Anonymous ananka said...

Ha! Excellent memory, Same Anonymous. I'm sure he would have liked to, but I doubt he ever got his hands on any.

4:43 PM  

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