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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