I had a couple of unusual animal requests over the past few weeks. The first was from a local school whose principal promised the students he would do any dare they chose if they reached their reading goal for the week. They did and he had to dress up like a woman, kiss a horseshoe crab and get pied in the face. The school contacted me and I came in with one of my crabs and he did all three in front of the whole student body. It made the local news. Here's a photo that ran in the Providence Journal. I'm right behind the curtain waiting to be cued to go on stage with the horseshoe crab.
The other request was from a man and his aunt who wanted to borrow a sea star. His mother was dying and told him she always loved starfish but never got to hold one. He brought one of my sea stars into the hospital and she got to hold it just before she passed away.
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