Today my mom’s friend Peggy came over to give my mom acupuncture. They were chatting about how Spidge has a wonky tail. It seems that at some point near the base her tail might have been broken. So she moves her tail a little funny. They wanted to see an image of a cat skeleton and we don’t have any books on cat anatomy, but I have my Mammology book from Biology of Mammals. So I brought it down and there we go, cat skeleton.
Somehow we got onto the topic of bacula. Fun times with penis bones! Well it’s what they are. Most mammals have them, just not humans. Apparently Great Apes have very small penis bones in relation to their size, but a 65 g Bush Baby can have a 13 mm baculum. Fun facts huh?
So we’ve been chatting about penis bones and how scary they look. The ones for Sciuridae i.e. Squirrels and Marmots have have scary ones with these “scoop” endings with teeth around the edges. I believe it’s for pulling out sperm plugs.
That’s my fun fact for the day. I’m relearning my species/genus names. This is going to be a very fun plane trip to England. Poor Grant, he’ll have to deal with me going on and on about animals and their species names.
And as a trick, most of my names on WoW are just a species name. Look it up, I kid you not. The only ones that aren’t are my two hordies I just made. And speaking of WoW, I am freezing my account on September 6th. I am not sure how this will go over, but I think I shall miss a lot of the social aspect of the game and guild I have become friends with.