It has been brought to my attention by both a very nice regular reader, and a very nasty firm of bottom-feeding lawyers that my my previous post contained an unintentional error for which I unreservedly apologise.
Instead of directing viewers to a picture of Mr. David Virtue, the link in question instead accidently pointed to a picture of a creature commonly known as the Naked Mole Rat.
This was, as I have already stated, entirely unintentional, and absolutely no offence was intended to members of the species Heterocephalus glaber, nor to breeders and fanciers of this entirely honourable member of the animal kingdom. I can well appreciate the inference of any similarity between them and Mr.Virtue was extremely distressing, and want to reiterate that doing so was in no way my intention.
By way of explanation I can only surmise that the mistake occurred as a result of my entering the terms “abnormally cold-blooded”, “coprophagic”, “dependant upon symbiotic bacteria”, and “insensate to external pain” while Googling for an appropriate picture of Mr. Virtue. Little did I realise these terms could result in an image of something other than Mr. Virtue, for in selecting these I overlooked an important difference between the two. Heterocephalus glaber are (unusually for mammals) Eusocial, while – as everyone knows - little David Virtue is notoriously antisocial.
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