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I completely forgot about WTF Wednesday this week. Sorry, guys.

In my humble apologies, I offer a turtle eating a shrimp:

In other news, everyone has heard about the Bronx Zoo guy that jumped off the monorail into the tiger pit.

It was unclear from the initial reports whether he was suicidal, crazy, or on drugs. Detective reports now suggest crazy.

Associated Press:

Before his now-infamous tangle with a Bronx Zoo tiger, David Villalobos adorned his Facebook page with New Age odes to Mother Earth and affirmations like, “Be love and fearless.”

Police said Saturday that Villalobos had told detectives that it was without fear that he leaped from an elevated train into the animal’s den. His reason, they said, was that “he wanted to be one with the tiger.”

Also, I got a pingback on my last post from Alan.com, which is Alan Colmes’s blog. (You know, the liberal half of Blank and Hannity.) So that was pretty sweet. Thanks, Alan, or guy responsible for posting on his blog.

Categories: Weird News Wednesday, What The Fuck Wednesday Tags: alan colmes, alan.com, animals, bronx zoo, David Villalobos, news, tiger pit, turtle, turtle attack, weird news

Not really Weird News, but still the most interesting thing on Digg today. Why do Gentleman Pandas pee upside-down? Answer: For the Lady Pandas.

Via the UK’s Daily Mail – video narrated by David Attenborough:

The higher the scent is, the better their personal message spreads, so some clever panda along the evolutionary line began doing a handstand, allowing him to get his pee a little bit higher than any other panda in the forest…

Along with the urine, pandas also secrete ‘anogenital gland secretions’, a waxy substance which indicates the age and sex of the panda to curious observers.

The researchers said: ‘Aiming urine backwards and hitting the target is probably no easy task, particularly when doing a handstand, so selection of larger trees for urine marks probably maximizes the amount of urine that reaches the target.

Categories: Weird News Wednesday, What The Fuck Wednesday Tags: animals, cute, daily mail, mating, nature, panda, Pandas, pee, tree, urinate