If Surfers Evolved From Rats, Then Why Are There Surfing Rats?
I try not to make too many off-topic posts. Every now and then, something freakin’ sweet comes along that appeals to one of my biases (such as puns and dirigibles), so I make an exception.
Here’s another. The photo above is from a story in the Daily Mail a few months ago about surfing rats.
Here is a YouTube video of a different set of ratical surfers. (Despite what the video says, those are not mice. They are Rattus norvegicus domesticus, the so-called “fancy” rat.)
The first mammals to evolve were rodents. We are direct descendants of rat-like critters. We have much in common with rats. The rat is sacred to some Hindus. The rat is one of the animals in the Chinese Zodiac. Ronald Reagan declared 1983 as the Year of the Bible. Ha! One puny year! The Chinese give rats an entire year over and over again! Suck it, Bible!
At least I don’t have a squid fetish.