Java Zen:Thinking Out Loud Sunday, 2022.07.03
Life need not be the travesty of confusion and disorganization that it seems to
be for so many people. When one feels this way, it is nearly always due to two
things: Either one isn't even looking, or one's vantage point is too low.

		Deng Ming-Dao, "365 Tao - Daily Meditations", #288

2007.05.08

Animals Are Such…Animals!

Another case, via the Darwin Awards, of a human being surprised by the fact animals are not human:

(August 2006, Florida) A scuba diver was bitten on the lip when he attempted to kiss a nurse shark. The bite was a surprise to the diver, as he had already kissed hundreds of sharks. He explained, “You pick ’em up, rub their belly, scratch ’em, hug them, you might as well give ’em a smooch while you’re out there.”

Yes, I’m certain with over 450 million years of evolution behind them, sharks have a highly developed sense of “hug” and “smooch.” This particular shark probably and a momentary lapse into the evolutionary dark ages and confused “hug and smooch” with “slash and tear.” Oooops.

Keep at it, Diver Dan. I hear the really big sharks are just as cuddly as a bear.


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