Went out for dinner for the boy’s Mum’s birthday tonight.Highly recommend this place. A three-course FEAST of polenta, carpaccio, home-made pasta, gnocci, steak, more polenta, Italian donuts and chocolate ricotta gnocci, plus gorgeous Italian wine. It. Was. Amazing.
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BIIIIGGG lunch today, finished off with a pancake cake covered in caramel sauce and… popcorn! OMG! #amazeballs
From Slothilda Sloth
Last night we went out to dinner with some friends from interstate who are back for the weekend. Ate sooo much Chinese, including three courses of Peking duck. All for only $30 a head. Can’t beat that!
So I’ve come down with the cold doing the rounds in the lab. Ugh. Had to soldier on today as I had a big experiment to finish… if it yields results, it will have been worth it. So today was a long one, 9 til 6:30… but then I got home and the boy was making us a delicious chicken Caesar salad for dinner. All together now, awwww.
Tomorrow I’m going to work from home, and hopefully get myself better. Will need all my sloths around me to make me feel nice and relaxed and sleepy.
Our Sloth Backpack Project reveals that sloths spend about 90% of their day inverted; the internal adhesions make that possible by reducing sloths’ energy expenditure. Because of their extremely slow metabolic rate and exceptionally low body temperature, it can take up to 30 days to digest a single leaf. Having a constantly full stomach means they can’t ingest much on a daily basis, so their caloric intake is very low. Sloths have virtually no flexibility in their energy budget: they generate just enough energy from their diet to move when and where required; beyond that, not much more is stored.
Why do sloths hang upside down for so long? Because they need to eat tender new leaves that grow on the outer tips of branches. These leaves often have a lower toxin content and are easier to digest. In order to reach these choice leaves, a sloth has to hang by its toes.