Every evening, if we get home from work in time, we watch The Chase on ITV 2. The quizmaster asks contestants a question, then offers them the choice of three answers and not much time to choose between them. Just now, as I was upstairs getting changed, I heard a whoop of triumph from the kitchen. “There was a question on wombats, and I nailed it” says Julie.
“Tell me more,” I respond.
“Well, the question was, ‘what’s unusual about wombat droppings?’ and I had a choice of (a) they’re a delicacy, (b) they’re pink, or (c) they’re cube-shaped. And of course, I said they’re cube-shaped.”
Is it any wonder that wombats usually wear a pained expression and walk with a limp? And isn’t good to know that a university education and a subscription to the BBC Wildlife Magazine pays such handsome dividends?
If we are lucky enough to see some wombat poo in Tassie I promise to get Julie to take a photo so I can post it on this blog. Until then, here’s a cute photo of the King Of Cubes, courtesy of Creative Commons. Look carefully at the image and you can just see his eyes are watering. No surprise there, I reckon.