What do these things have in common? It's not what you think. Though the article at NPR on why we should send this curious Kazakh Gopher into space cracks me up. Anyway, the article by Robert Krulwich included this fantastic video of a little guy living in the middle of a Russian spaceport. Check it out, and wait for the end. I promise you won't be sorry. Make the jump to read more about this little guy's crazy life on a rocket launching pad.
Thanks to Andi Lea for sending me this. It made my morning.