Monday, April 13, 2009

What a Knut

Did you hear about the lady who was mauled by polar bears at the Berlin Zoo last Friday? If you're too lazy to go check it out, here's the gist of it:

A polar bear attacked a woman at Berlin Zoo Friday afternoon after she climbed a fence and jumped into its habitat during feeding time, police said Saturday.
One adult polar bit her several times after she plunged into the moat, police said.

Zoo workers tossed rescue rings toward the woman to hoist her out and distract polar bears swimming nearby, said Goerg Gebhard, a Berlin police officer.

At one point the woman fell back into the water and was grabbed by a bear before she was eventually hoisted to safety.

Berlin Zoo is home to Knut, the first polar bear to be born there in over 30 years. The bear became a huge talking point in Germany when his mother gave birth to him in December 2006.

I had to forward the story to my son, as Knut was adored by his entire school during his eighth grade year. I'm pretty sure all the kids friended him on Facebook.

My son sent me back this reply, "Yeah, she gets what she deserves for not only climbing in, but during meal time. Maybe they should set up some kind of deterrent. For example, putting some sort of fierce animal in the cage, which would attack anybody who climbed in."

How is my 14 year old smarter than this chick was?


Scope said...

Don't interfere with Darwinism. That's how we got so many STUPID people in the first place.

We've made everything relatively safe, that they think the world is SUPOSED to be safe.

Dr Zibbs said...

I always tell people that when hugging wild bears, always put your hands out wide and ask, "who wants a hug"?

If not, they feel threatened.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Uhhh yeah. All I gotta say to that is, "duh, ya think?"

Obviously she dosen't.

Great post title too!

Fancy Schmancy said...

Scope, that was exactly what I was thinking! Darwin at work, weeding out the gene pool.

Zibbs, Bear Hugs all around!

Candy, Yeah, duh. Also, I was rotf, lmao at my kid's response. Wtf was that woman thinking?

Did you guys click the link and see the video of the bear ripping a chunk out of her ass? It was horrific! Did she think they were going to cuddle with her?!

Kelly said...

I don't know, but your kid's funny too!

kate said...

Dr. Zibbs, I love you.

Also? I think maaaaybe said lady is not the sharpest tool in the shed.

I LOVE your kid's response.

Angie said...

It's a shame that woman lived. Idiot.

Your son is hilarious. Give him a high five.

Gwen said...

Your kid makes me laugh. Hard.

HelpMakeCents said...

I wish I had your son in my theater class. Ha!

~E said...

I bow down to your son's wisdom.

And I laugh my ass off at the chick. I agree with scope...that's how you weed out the defective genes.

JoJo said...

I still haven't heard exactly why this woman decided to jump into the pen. I hope she hasn't procreated.