How many people have ever seen a platypus? At the zoo, in the wild, whatever. We went to the Museum of Natural History when I was out visiting my sister-in-law this past week and the museum has an exhibit of stuffed animals. I realized, as I crouched down to look into the little window behind which they had a stuffed platypus, that I had never seen one before.
This is truly God's strangest creature. But really, how often do we think about it? We don't see it in the wild, so it doesn't really enter into our consciousness. I don't think I've ever even seen one in the zoo.
I think I was more excited about the platypus than almost anything else I saw.