Imagine how many of these Colossal Squid versus Sperm Whale battles take place every year. Take a guess–a dozen, two dozen? I think you will be just as surprised by the answer as was I. 185 more words
The system for naming animals has produced some fascinating results. Whoever discovers a species gets to name it, which seems only fair really, but it does mean that the moniker with which the particular creature will forever be branded is totally up to the whims of whichever scientist happened across it first. 1,670 more words
I don’t know if you’ve noticed but 2016 has been a crazy year, stockpiling nightmarish news items as if they were Cold War-era plutonium, the fabric of reality slipping away as dramatically as if it had plunged down one of those death slides. 513 more words
Adam Betts will be celebrating the release of his debut album, ‘Colossal Squid’, with a special show at Servant’s Jazz Quarters on 29 November.
Betts, a member of Brian Eno’s favourite London experimentalists Three Trapped Tigers, originally wrote, developed, and recorded the LP in various London studios. 269 more words