Bob Harris, author of an amazing book about his experiences on Jeopardy! called Prisoner of Trebekistan: A Decade in Jeopardy!
, returned from Chile and emailed a bunch on interesting photos to his friends. He kindly gave me permission to post a few of them on Boing Boing. (Click on thumbnails for enlargement)
There are two species of pudu, Northern Pudu (pudu mephistopheles) and Southern Pudu (pudu pudu). These are pics of pudu pudu, perhaps the most fun to say of all species names.
Pudu are the smallest deer species on earth. (There are smaller critters that look deeroid, but they're not.)
It's the mascot of my own site, Bobharris.com, which has a Friday pudublogging section where most weeks I post a new pudu pic that I've either taken myself or received from readers.
A student at Purdue once tried to start a movement to change the school mascot from the boilermaker to the pudu, so they would be the Purdue Pudus. This did not succeed. These pudus have been hit by cars or wrongly adopted as pets, so without Fernando, they probably wouldn't have survived. When people in these parts hear of such things, they bring the pudus to Fernando's hideaway, where they live out their days with space, safety, food, and comfort. Sometimes they even make babies.
Dibs -- your new way to eat ice cream.
You mean, all over that woman's face and neck, while she passively mimes pleasure as the ice cream pelts her at high velocity?
Yes, this would be new. Usually I just use a spoon.
And our Final Jeopardy clue today is:
These Mediterranean girls had the custom of going up nude on the roof so the influence of the moon would increase the size of their breasts.
Clearly, I have been playing Jeopardy! in the wrong country entirely. Unfortunately, none of the contestants gives the correct response.
I'm 95% sure on my translation, but I can't swear to it. My Spanish is not yet fluent.
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