Monday, August 18, 2008

Science is Cool Quiz:

1) Is it real?

2) How big is it?

3) How old is it?

3) Can you eat it?


Anonymous said...

Real. Cat-sized. Old. Everything is.. to some extent.. edible.

I, for one, welcome our Giant deep-sea Isopod overlords.


Mark S. Abeln said...

I know the correct answers to this quiz, but won't post them here so as not to spoil the fun.

What is potentially horrifying is where you find it......

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

Binky, you're a cheater.

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

This just in via email:

Without any research (no googling) I would say:

1. It is real.

2. It is microscopic. That looks like an electron-microscope image.

3. It exists now.

4. Yes you can eat it. In fact, I am guessing that we unwittingly eat many of them every day... Hope the stomach acid kills 'em.

Fr. Paul

Anonymous said...

I would say it eats people, or at least, little flakes that fall off people.

Anonymous said...

Cheater? Nassty hobbitses!

To be clear, I did know the stuff about the bug. Sorry to spoil anybody else's fun. As penance, here's a Binks-made graphic, via

Anonymous said...

OK, I cheated too. But anon is wrong and we should refer to deep-sea Isopod underlords.

(If I hadn't cheated, I would have said it was a flea.)

Anonymous said...

I was going to go with dust mite.