"An awe-inspiring creature, as well as a mucus-exuding one."
Yesterday my Canadian ladyfriend and I went to Montréal's Biodome, which is a bunch of very different ecosystems, set side by side in a way that would make no sense in the real world and filled with a higher density of interesting and dangerous animals than could possibly be naturally sustainable. So kind of an educational World of Warcraft. We actually started in a wing with mostly taxidermied animals, which is why some of the images below feature, well, dead things.
The French word for raccoon translates literally to "washing rat." So now I call raccoons "washing rats" even in English.
This exhibit teaches children what it's like to wet their pants.
This is my new decorative van motif. Just a bunch of disembodied bird legs, everywhere.
Speaking of vans! This is a lungfish! An awe-inspiring creature, as well as a mucus-exuding one.
Some narwhals gots two tuskes, I learnded.
I was informed in two langauges that most piranha are vegetarians. Thanks for that info, Museum of Disappointment!
Poison frogs win the Animal That Looks The Most Like It Does In Cartoons Award.
The blurry lump above the log is a capybara. The biodome features all my favorite non-photogenic creatures!
The French for "bat" translates literally to "bald mouse." Some archaic French dude looked at a bat and said "Man, this is a lot like a mouse, but there's something different about it.... Less hair? I guess? Yeah, less hair."
The French word for beaver translates literally to "beaver."
Yeah I dunno.
We found a little penguin toy travel bug geocaching -- yes, that is a parsable sentence -- and it wanted to be photographed with penguins, so here we are. That, by the way, was the friendliest-ass penguin I've ever encountered. It was quite friendly-ass indeed!
After the ecosystems, there's an ankle-deep wading pool. Because there is, okay?
Afterwards we went to see the new Spider-Man movie. I don't know if they have this marketing gimmick everywhere yet, but "D-Box" is my new non-gender-specific insult. "Quit being such a D-Box and get on the trolley already."
By the way, compared to other Spider-Man movies, the most recent ranks third in story, second in action sequences, and first in Aunt May hotness. AILF city!