Watching Jeff DaVanon

Watching Jeff DaVanon

A weblog devoted to #55 of the Anaheim Angels, Jeff DaVanon. How is he doing? Is he getting his due respect yet? Let's watch and see...

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

monumentally off-topic

This was just so cool I had to post about it.

Narwhals seriously freak me out. I think they are cool, but there was a specimen in the Field museum in Chicago, displayed behind glass in a large foyer, or maybe even an area with tables where children on field trips eat their bag lunches. As a girl on such a field trip, I remember staring at it, fascinated and also scared to death. What was this whale doing with a unicorn horn? And what did it kill with it? It has never made sense.

But scientists have made some new discoveries regarding the Narwhal's long tooth/tusk. It turns out it contains nerve endings, and may be used as a sophisticated sensing device. Read more at the New York Times.

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