A few weeks back on Riskin’s Business, I pointed out that bats are cuter than Jerboas. Please direct your attention to exhibits A and B.
I admit I’m stacking the odds in my favour: The bats are White-winged Vampire Bats (Diaemus youngi), which are among the cutest bats out there. I think the bats are cuter, but the Jerboa’s got it going on, too. Which one do you think is cuter? (You can leave a comment, you know.)
More generally, the bigger question is “what’s cute?” This inspired me to do a separate Riskin’s Business about cuteness itself, so today we headed to the zoo.
One of my favourite segments on Daily Planet so far this year was an experiment we ran with some kids on a roller coaster. The question was: Which is scarier: the front seat or the back seat? We filmed the segment in late July, and it aired on our season-opening day, September 4. You can see the segment here. We did it as part of a weekly feature called Riskin’s Business.
Okay… I’m switching the underbelly of noctilio.com to make it easier for me to update it. I was doing everything by hand, editing my own CSS and HTML code using TextWrangler, then using FTP software to post. That was a great way to learn how a lot of this stuff works, but it was a pain. So I’m switching to WordPress and we’ll see how this goes. Right now it’s just the default template, but I should have things nicely customized in the coming weeks.