Fancy a laugh…Read this!
A researcher in the Netherlands has looked at wallowing behaviour in pigs’ wild relatives to find out more about what motivates the animals to luxuriate in sludge.
“We all evolved from fish, so it could be that this motivation to be in water could be something that was preserved in animals that are able to do so.”
So rather than pigs needing to cool down in mud because they do not have [functional] sweat glands, Dr Bracke thinks that they “did not evolve functional sweat glands like other ungulates because they liked wallowing so much”.
Does this prove that evolution is ‘mind over matter’?
He explained: “It seems to me that this preference to be in shallow water could have been a turning point in the evolution of whales from land-dwelling mammals.”
And it seems to me, that some scientists have evolved to become prats!