An international team of top boffins has quite literally left no stone unturned in its efforts to answer a highly unusual question: Just what did the love songs of the Jurassic era really sound like? This is actually the mating music of a "primitive bush cricket", whose modern descendants are also known as katydids, which …
Wow that gave me a fright, thought you'd uncovered a recording of Ian Botham singing "I'm not in Love" phew!
I was hoping for something like Lord Beginner's Cricket Lovely Cricket. Imagine my disappointment!
Remarkable boffinry at its finest.
Mind you I was hoping the call would end with a satisfying >crunch< as the cricket disappeared into the mouth of a waiting Coelurosaur.
I remember the pre-history of cricket...
before The Ashes.
Uncovered wickets, Chris Tavaré, etc. and so on.
before The Ashes
Right now I'd settle for "before the UAE whitewash".
Hm. What would you burn for that event? Ah yes; the infidel. >:->
I was looking for a new ringtone for my phone.
165 million years old
and the RIAA will still be claiming copyright on it.
Guess I'll just have to wait for the boffins to work out what sounds the 750 million year old sponges made.
If the one in my old bathroom in the shared house is anything to go by, "pong!"
Thanks. Now I've got Booker T and the MGs on subconscious loop.....
Rather tame sounding
sounds, eh, pretty much like any other cricket. Not to pooh-pooh the fine boffinry, but as this was a JURASSIC cricket, I admit I was hoping for something more along the lines of a chainsaw cutting through a piece of sheetmetal.
Any relation to Emiliano Zapata?
Sorry I couldn't resist...
Katy lies, you can see it in her eyes....
Name that band!!
Was that a song?
Or the introduction to Eleanor Rigby (All the Lonely Katydids)?
How was it for you?
Pretty dull, but at least you didn't eat me after ... wait, hold on a minute there ...
The next time you hear that siren song, slip
a flat ornamental skin shield on your teeny weeny cricket head, like you learned in Sex Education in your Jurassic Period (that's the period between gym and lunch.) :-)
Alas, eggheads didn't consider that ancient crickets were mortal enemies of the bee
Science has brought it back, but it's not a cricket lovesong, instead its an insectoid wail designed to drive their honey bee tormentors to madness!!
(it would explain a lot!)
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