“Despite its cuddly appearance, beneath those fluffy feathers, the owl is what we call a ‘bird of prey,’ because it eats prey, just as the owls call us ‘apes of the hamburger.'” Welcome to science class — only it’s less boring and more SNL-inspired than usual, because Ze Frank is in charge. (Did you cut class yesterday? FINE, here are the lesson notes on sloths, the dung beetle, and the naked mole rat.)
In his latest installment of dryly hilarious “True Facts” animal videos, Frank dishes out wisdom about why it’s polite to throw up at an owl dinner party and why baby owls (owlettes!) camouflage themselves as Muppets. Choice nuggets include “If silence were loudness, they would be the loudest flying bird” and “Try riding a bicycle at night and picking up a moving burrito with your feet, based on the sound that it makes. That is how an owl do.” He sounds like the Dr. Spaceman of owls (except slightly more trustworthy). You owe it to yourself to watch:
And did somebody mention Dr. Spaceman?