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May 11, 2005

Where do they keep their combs?

(Or "Does a bear part his hair in the woods?")

What with the local tagline ("Pardon...hot tub"), the following caught our eye:

For some reason, bears are interested in petroleum products. When they come across a spot of oil or gas on the ground, they sometimes roll in it like a dog rolls on a carcass. After the Exxon Valdez oil spill, some bears looked like they'd been using Brylcream.

(From Back Country Bear Basics: The Definitive Guide to Avoiding Unpleasant Encounters, by David Smith, encountered at Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools)

Maybe they're making do until they come across sausage and cupcakes strewn about the landscape. Or perhaps bears are closet tango dancers.

Update: It's because they can't get their paws on Manga Head.

Posted by Brenden at May 11, 2005 8:52 PM


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