Since it’s a patriotic sort of weekend, thought I’d cover some recent political news:
“African dung beetles have been observed rolling dung balls that resemble U.S. presidential candidates, according to entomologists who have been studying the insects.
Dung beetles feed off undigested material in animal feces, and move their food around by rolling it up in a ball and pushing it with their hind legs. But the beetles usually stay out of U.S. presidential politics.
“It’s quite remarkable, really,” said political entomologist Ralph Bugsley of the University of Michigan. “They seem to be absolutely fascinated with John McCain. We’ve never seen African dung beetles roll so easily with any other candidate before.”
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