Field of Science

Whale poo

The newest edition of Scientia Pro Publica - the science blog carnival for the people - are up. One of the posts is about a paper with a new good reason to save the whales, and that's all right, but this time it's a little curious fact that I find adorable. It's not that I don't like the big picture. I do. I love it. It's great. It's so big! But I also adore the facts, and in this post on Mola mola I just learned that whale poo is rich in iron. That may not immediately seem so consequential, but while it is (go there and find out), it is also one of those fun facts that you can drive people nuts with at parties.

And this whale-fact is also a fantastic segue into my new favorite joke:
So I'm at the Wailing wall, standing there like a moron, with my harpoon.
-- Emo Phillips.

And don't forget that Carnival of Evolution is very much forthcoming on Friday (October 1st).

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