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 Post subject: Sloth Humor
Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 9:03 am 
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Each month in Scientific American, Steve Mirsky does a great job writing a humorous article on some scientific venture has has experienced. In his May 2009 article, Steve described his visit to the Aviarios Sloth Rescue Center, near Cahuita (Costa Rica). He begins, "Life is going to present special challenges to any creature named for a deadly sin."

The funniest line, which cannot be accessed from the partial article at the above link, is this, "And a sloth does indeed spend most of its time in the canopy [tree tops], coming down to ground level about once a week to urinate and defecate. Its life style is thus errily similar to a rare primate, the New York City penthouse-dwelling supermodel."

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 Post subject: Re: Sloth Humor
Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 10:19 am 

Joined: Mon Jul 19, 2004 8:26 am
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So you're a fellow SciAm reader, eh? I think it is one of the best mid-level monthly pubs out there. They cover a wide range of topics at a just-right level of technical jargon.

I read that same article and somehow missed the dig at the anorexic models. :oops: Thanks for pointing it out!

It's been a while since I came to RF Cafe. I see you've been busy. Man, you've got a lot of advertisers! That has to have some of the magazine site a little concerned. I checked into their rates and see it's quite high. I wonder what their viewer rates are compared to RF Cafe? Do you know?

Keep up the great work on RF Cafe! :smt023

Posted  11/12/2012