April 22nd, 2009


word of the week: bathybius

n. A name given by Prof. Huxley to a gelatinous substance found in mud dredged from the Atlantic and preserved in alcohol. He supposed that it was free living protoplasm, covering a large part of the ocean bed. It is now known that the substance is of chemical, not of organic, origin.

this possibly owes a fair bit to the cat in the hat