August 19, 2009

"It is difficult to imagine how you can have something as soft and sloppy..."

".. as an ink sac fossilised in three dimension, still black, and inside a rock that is 150 million years old."

A picture of the 150-million-year-old squid was drawn with its own ink.

8 comments:

Richard Dolan said...

Interesting that the Brits are sending part of the sample to the US (Yale as it happens) for more detailed chemical analysis. Odd that it couldn't be done in the UK.

Kev said...

(the other kev)

It certainly brings a different meaning to the term 'self-portrait.'

Cedarford said...

Dolan - Different nations have different expertise. We send some of our metallurgy samples to Germany, Japan, Switzerland, and curiously, some to S Africa. A global science base means that. Why create a beyllium-arsenide alloy expertise here when the Germans do it great?

Lem said...

I hear an Obama care “end of life” consultation could take longer ;)

That’s not a “fishy” claim either.. its rock solid.

traditionalguy said...

Squid ink is an oldie but a goodie of animal survival techniques...when under attack just squirt out ink and swim away unseen. Democrat Congress persons have definitely acted Squid Like at townhalls the last two weeks. Now the Big-Squid himself is pumping ink by the truckload as he swims away from Stealth Singlepayer.

NotYourTypicalNewYorker said...

Sounds like something that came out of Hillary.

Triangle Man said...

There must be a Palin joke in here somewhere...but...I...just...can't...put my finger on it,

kynefski said...

"It is difficult to imagine how you can have something as soft and sloppy as an ink sac fossilised in three dimension, still black, and inside a rock that is 150 million years old."

Indeed. Why do we continue to allow these paleontologists to jerk us around?