Is it just me, or does the naked mole rat look like a human penis? Especially when held by a human hand. Exhibit A:
It all started when Delle and I were doing the Morning Rush, engaging in our usual conversations that turned the usual shade of green; and being on air, we needed to code certain words, to avoid sanctions for indecent behavior. We got to the topic of genitalia, and she asked me how “it” looked like. Not that she didn’t know, but she was baiting me (being a master at baiting), to say something incriminating. She wanted me to describe how mine looked like. So I told her, for lack of anything else to say, that it looked like a mole rat. She didn’t know what a mole rat was, so I asked her to google it. After she did, she shrieked with disgust, finding rodents repulsive in general, and was bleching endlessly about how gross it looked. I don’t find the mole rat, naked mole rat to be specific, particularly ugly, I just happen to think it looks like a penis…with legs.
Also known as the desert mole rat or the sand puppy, mole rats are burrowing rodents from Africa, which are practically blind, cannot feel pain, and is highly resistant to cancer. They are also known as the longest-living rodents, surviving for as long as 28 years. Very interesting animals. But to me, they’re still the walking penises, with teeth.