Daily Archives: May 19, 2009

Poll Results

"Come on in, the water's fine."

"Come on in, the water's fine."

In response to the question “If you were another species would you choose to be a _______,” no one selected koala.  Perhaps that’s because you don’t want the annoyance of constantly having to remind others, “I’m not a bear, dammit, I’m a marsupial!”  You have to admit, though, that there’s a certain appeal to being cute and getting to sleep 16 to 18 hours a day.  “Pelican” got 6% of the vote.  As it happens, I have a lot of admiration for pelicans.  I’d love to be able to glide mere inches above the surface of the ocean the way they can.

Placing third, with 12%, was the leopard.  In second was Golden Retriever, scoring 24%.  The clear winner was dolphin with 59%, suggesting that even if you were a different animal, a substantial majority of you would want to keep the same characteristics you have as a human:  smart, athletic and playful.