Animal’s Hump Day News

Happy Hump Day!
Happy Hump Day!

The last Presidential debate is tonight – watch tomorrow for my notes and reactions.  The Donald, if he harbors any hopes of staying in this thing, needs a big, big win tonight.  We’ll see if he has it in him.

But enough of that until tonight.  For now, enjoy some science-ey tidbits.

Have sex with Neandertals – get genital warts.  One wonders if that would be the worst aspect of schtupping a Neandertal, but it’s not likely we’ll be able to test this experimentally.

But H. sapiens-type people 100,000 years ago may have known what that was like.

 Headline of the day:  New Moons in Rings Around Uranus.  ‘Nuff said.

Berries Turn Birds Red.  Not really red, but apparently dietary items 012_yellow_shafted_flickercan turn the typically yellow wing feathers of the eastern Northern Flicker orange or red.  One wonders about the western version of the same bird, who typically have orange-red wing shaft feathers.

Speaking of critters:  Meet Arizona’s Adorable (Gila) Monster.  The Gila Monster actually reminds me of someone I used to know…  But in the unlikely event they read these virtual pages, I’ll leave them unnamed.

But if they are reading…  You know who you are.

On that note, we return you to your Wednesday, already in progress.