You know, Mats. The sloth that was part of a study on how animals move? Yeah, that one. He was supposed to climb up a pole and then back his way down the pole so that researchers could figure out how sloths back down things.
Well, he refused to comply. For three years.
So the researchers sent him off to a zoo, where he can live in slothful glory for the rest of his days.
That's not the point, though. The point is this: every story I read about Mats said that he refused to climb backward down the pole *even when tempted with spaghetti, his favorite treat.*
Who the hell figured out that sloths (or at least this sloth) like spaghetti? Does Mats like a light tomato-based sauce with plenty of basil, or does he prefer a creamy sauce with clams and capers? How does Mats feel about anchovies? Can sloths tell the difference between hand-grated Parmesan and the stuff out of the can? Where do they stand on green peppers in the sauce? Do they like linguine better than cappellini?
The mind reels.