Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Real-life "Furby" Rediscovered!

I remember waiting in line for this toy for
HOURS about 15 years ago!


msn.com reports:

"A primate species that looks like a living, breathing version of the Furby electronic toy has been found alive in the forested highlands of an Indonesian island for the first time in more than 70 years, scientists announced Tuesday...Pygmy tarsiers rank among the rarest of the many tarsier species in Asia and the Pacific — and in fact some primatologists had written them off as extinct...They have the distinctive, big-eyed look often associated with Furbys, gremlin-like talking toys that were popular in the 1990s. Compared with the robotic Furbys, however, the real animals' dimensions are seriously downsized: They typically measure less than 4 inches (105 mm) from head to tail, with most of that length being tail. They weigh less than 2 ounces. And unlike Furbys, they hardly ever vocalize."

In Veruca Salt's best demand, "Daddy, I want a pygmy tarsier NOW!"

"CAN IT, you nit!"

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