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The Writer’s Almanac for January 3, 2015

January 3rd, 2015

Episode 74 of 746 episodes

The three-toed sloth is the slowest creature we know for its size. It spends its life hanging upside-down from a branch, its baby nestling on its breast. It never cleans itself, but lets fungus grow on its fur. The grin it wears, like an idiot clown, proclaims the joys of a life which is one... Read more »