Sunday, October 10, 2010

October's Person

Last month I wrote about my dad.  Truly, nobody tops him. With that said, I do have someone to tell you about, someone who's legend is greater than even Chuck Norris'.

First of all, let me tell you about hyenas.  They are freaky little buggers.  I don't know if you know this, but they are not awesome animals.  Mr. Wiki, who I believe founded wikipedia, says that the hyena is from the same family as a meerkat.  He clearly has never seen a hyena.  I believe they are in the same family as bats, snakes, and white gloves.  This family is called "makis me very scardiesus."  Apparently at the time of the saber-toothed tigers there was a hyena that weighed 440 pounds and could crush elephant bones.  I think his grandson lives between Addis and Nazaret in Ethiopia.

All that said, the hyena is freaky and big and did I say freaky?  Last year while watching Bizzare Foods my family was awestruck by a guy simply known as "The Hyena Man."  He feeds hyenas on purpose, from a stick that is in his mouth.  I don't know what would make him want to do this, but I got nervous just watching. The man lives in Harar.  All of this came back to me like a nightmare when my friend mentioned doing development work in Harar.  I could eat a camel, ride the rodes for eight hours, do whatever is required.  I'll do anything, but when it comes to feeding hyenas, in the words of Meatloaf "I won't do that."

Check out the hyena man in action!

That is some freaky eye shine!

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