Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Fun Facts About Sloths

"My favourite piece of information is that Branwell Brontë, brother of Emily and Charlotte, died standing up leaning against a mantelpiece, in order to prove it could be done. This is not quite true, in fact. My absolute favourite piece of information is the fact that young sloths are so inept that they frequently grab their own arms and legs instead of tree limbs, and fall out of trees."

Source: Douglas Adams from The Salmon of Doubt.


Willie Y said...

Professor Rene Riverara has studied the Sloth for about 10 years. This year she has made a break threw in the way Sloths communicate. The sounds, that she has herd, between 2 of the male Sloths that were climbing down a tree was interpreted to mean, "the first one on the ground is a rotten egg."Profesor Riverara say's that it cracks her up eveytime she hears it.

bigmacbaby said...

During the rainy seasons, for camoflage, sloths allow blue-green algae to grow on their fur.