Wednesday, December 3, 2008


And now for a spot of New Zealand kids TV, with Bumble and Fishy. Kia kaha!

And in case you didn't catch it, Fishy is a banded kokopu, Galaxias fasciatus, a galaxiid of the genus Galaxias. Fortunately for Fishy, when he was a tiddler - a whitebait - he didn't end up in a whitebait patty at the local fish & chip shop (hope the kiddies weren't traumatised by the thought). End of learning moment.

If Kiwi kids absorbed this sort of knowledge at a tender age through children's TV programming, how come the country isn't turning out a generation of Einsteins yet?

Damn, can't get that Fishy song outta my head!

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