Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)

Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.

This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.

Wednesday, September 17, 2003


The Editorial Staff here at Possumblog are overwhelmed by the number of visitors we get searching for knowledge out there on the Information Superhighway®--like this one nice person wondering about--at what age are possums completely mobile.

Obviously, our stature within the scientific community continues to grow. That such a querist would land here in his search for truth is surely to be expected.

Researchers vary in their opinion on this subject, but one thing is certain--there is no such thing as a completely mobile possum, otherwise we wouldn't see so many dead ones on the side of the road. Possum mobility specialists have been hard at work attempting to adapt various battery-powered carts to serve the nocturnal, arboreal, marsupial community. Dean Kamen has even envisioned a version of his wildly popular Segway scooter intended specifically for possums, with the added feature of it being able to climb trees, similar to his patented stair-climbing wheelchair.

So far, all of these attempts have failed in some way, usually due to the operator throwing itself under the wheels as soon as the carts begin rolling.

Research continues apace.

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