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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Songster

National Geographic News photo

According to National Geographic News, the Brazilian free-tailed bat is one of the few animals known to use musical language during courtship. This courtship process not only involves bird-like singing, but also includes wing flapping and the dripping of a foul smelling liquid that helps to attract females.

H'mmm. I don't know about you, but this kind of sounds like a horrible first date, and brings to mind a vision that goes something like this:

Imagine a man getting up to sing karaoke after a few alcohol infused drinks. He swaggers with artificial bravery. He waves his arms to show his heartfelt emotion. And the entire time he belts out that love song, sweat pours off him like...well, like some sort of foul smelling liquid.

Now that might be an attractive sight to some females, but...

I'm pretty sure not me.


Anonymous said...

LOL! As usual, Pat, we agree!:)

The Word Place said...

Which just goes to show that beauty is in the eye of the beholder!