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January 1, 2016

Murder by Blob

The killer comes in from the right, turning lazy circles in the water, like nothing’s going on.
But that’s an act. As we’ll learn later, it is getting into position, moving close, finding an angle so it can point its … its what? I see no weapon. Does it have a weapon? “I don’t know about this exact type of ciliate,” microbiologist Patrick Keeling wrote me, “but I know about other similar predators,” and at the very end of its snout-like appendage, it’s probably packing a bunch of “poisoned harpoons.” ≈—The Miniature Version – Phenomena: Curiously Krulwich

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 1, 2016 7:59 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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