Today we went to two parties, both for 5-year-olds. Fun was had all round and now we are home after a long day out running and jumping, eating and drinking.
As customary, we received our lolly bags and they contained such goodies as sherbet sticks, confetti poppers, chocolate frogs, mints and Chupa Chups®.
Both plants and animals have evolved over the many years of their existence here on Earth. One of the things that many of them have developed is the Anti-predator Adaptations.
Some plants have grown thorns, spines, thistles, or prickles. Some have developed sticky substances that trap their predator which render the predator motionless until they are eaten by their own predator or eventually die of starvation. Some plants have developed chemical substances which give of pungent smells and force the predator to abandon their attempt to eat the plant for fear of smelling bad themselves.
So too many animals have developed similar forms of defence against their own predators; both physical and chemical defence systems the same as plants have, and also some mental abilities such as playing dead and giving off a smell so that the predator thinks the animal is already dead, and many predators do not like eating a decaying corpse for fear of getting sick. Yes, that’s an instinct built into the mind of many predators.
The Chupa Chup was not created as part of God’s plan. The Chupa Chup did not evolve as part of Darwin’s theory. The Chupa Chup is a food that is designed to be eaten.
Keeping that in mind, I put this question to you; why are Chupa Chups® so freakin hard to open? Why were they created with their own anti-predator defence mechanism?
Scoreboard; Chupa Chups® 1, toddler 0