Sir David Attenborough’s sonorous tones add a measure of gravitas to any nature documentary. In this video from BBC One’s Graham Norton Show, Sir Attenborough lends the power of his voice to narrate a video of a retifistic tortoise’s unsuccessful advances toward a shoe.
(HT to Jerry Coyne for sharing this via his blog)
Bonus: Recall the winner of the 2011 Ig Nobel Prize in Biology for studying Australian beetles’ attempts at mating with beer bottles.
Bonus: Also recall the 2011 Ig winner for Physiology, on contagious yawning in tortoises—or, more accurately, the apparent lack thereof.