Friday, March 14, 2008

A State of Sloth

Apparently, West Virginia now has a "state fossil." And while it's cool, I guess, to have it be the bones of a prehistoric beast that is orders of magnitude larger than its modern descendants, couldn't we have picked something a little more vigorous?

Now prepare yourself for one of West Virginia's newly acquired symbols: The Megalonyx jeffersonii.

The Mega-what?

In generic terms, you could call it an extinct ground sloth.
No, really, we're "open for business," it just takes us a while to answer the door.

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