9 Other Times A Weasel Hitched A Ride On Something Else's Back (Photos)

By now, you've probably seen this picture of a weasel riding on the back of a flying woodpecker. (I shouldn't have to tell you to click that link if you haven't already because a description like that basically sells itself.)

You might have been surprised to see a weasel hitching a ride with a winged creature, but if you're as intimately familiar with their behavioral habits as I am, you know there's nothing weasels love more than air travel.*

I went back and took a look at some of the most prolific feats in the history of aviation, and what I found blew me away.

I don't know how I never noticed these weasels before.

*Citation needed

It turns out weasels have been flying for just as long as we have.

Most people think Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic alone, but he actually had a copilot.

One tiny step for man is still a giant step for weasels.

The only thing weasels love more than hitching a ride is being meta while doing it.

I feel the need... the need for weasel!

To fully appreciate this picture, you should play Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'" at 20 times its normal speed and imagine it's the weasel singing.

Nobody's ever been able to explain the real reason the Hindenburg crashed -- until now.

Speaking of mysteries, remember when Courtney Love thought she found the missing Malaysia Airlines plane? She missed a key detail.

The Blue Angels are impressive, but it takes just as much skill and practice to become a Blue Weasel.