The funniest animal…
It has to be the ‘Red-Capped Manakin’. This little bird dwells in the tropics and has evolved over time to master the moonwalk as its mating signature. The male is jet-black in body, crimson crowned and no longer than an index finger. To see it perched atop a branch dancing its little twiglets off is a hilarious yet beguiling sight. No wonder the females swoon and fall into their seducer’s open wings afterwards. I’m the same sex and of a different species – all the same I was charmed enough to mate with it. I jest (the size issue would soon break the relationship).
Word has it that many moons..let me be more precise 684 moons ago at time of press (give or take a moon) a guy called Bill Bailey (an African-American tap dancer (not the British Comedian who is coincidentally almost as funny as the bird I speak of)) was the originator of the moonwalk, well I figure he’d made a trip out into the wilds of wherever, caught sight of this feathered enigma and mocked the bird when he returned. He’s known to be the first ever ‘moonwalker’ and rumoured to have inspired Michael Jackson no less.
A video can be found on youtube – go on, cheer yourself up.