I’ve been reviewing two DVD encyclopedias today (Encarta 2005 and Britannica 2005), which has given me the chance to indulge my perverse side and test out their batshit knowledge. While checking out their knowledge level on the Thylacine (Tasmanian Wolf, extinct 1936, covered well by both of them, but better by the online Wikipedia) I’ve been sidetracked (temporarily, Mr Commissioner) into exploring the freakzoid Marsupial populations of Ozzieland, and I’m just falling in love with them. The best is the Marsupial Mole, a creature so bizarre that its students have no idea how to classify it…

The Marsupial Mole, the Numbat, and the Quoll.

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