Monday, August 2, 2010

Little Known Manatee Facts

#1: If given the chance, a manatee will talk your ear off about Scientology.

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#2: Although they appear heavy, the weight of an average Manatee
can be supported by a small child.

Manatee Baby by homosassagetaway.

#3: Manatees are notoriously apolitical, rarely bothering to even vote.

#4: The ancient Druids worshiped the manatee as a deity. It is believed that each of the standing stones in Stonehenge was a representation of a different famous manatee.

#5: Manatees get a lot of chicks. Way more than you'd think.

#6: Young manatees are often mistaken for human infants.

#7: Seriously, a lot of chicks.

#8: Statistically, the US Postal Service employs more manatees than any other aquatic mammal.

Manatees.jpg Manatee and Baby Manatee image by jmwhitmore


#10: Many Bloggers will go to any lengths for an excuse to post pictures of manatees because manatees are awesome.
#9: The Nation of Norway has more Manatees per capita than any other Nordic Country. A government program provides each Norwegian with a lifetime supply of Manatees.

Apparently, Mary Pawlenty Has Caught Fire!

Because, otherwise there's just no explanation for this:

“I’m very thankful for my red-hot smoking wife, the first lady of Minnesota,” said Gov. Tim Pawlenty, pointing to his wife, Mary, who was standing a few feet away.


Seriously, why would a man who seems to be planning on running for president in 2012 publicly refer to his wife the way a fraternity brother might refer to a girl he'd seen naked on the internet?

Clearly, the poor woman must have been set ablaze somehow. And from what I gather, no one in the crowd had the decency to try and put her out.

Always the good sport, Mrs. Pawlenty tried to put a positive spin on her fiery predicament:

As the audience roared, she said with a smile: “Who, when they’re turning 50, doesn’t like to be called a red-hot smoking wife?”