When you were a kid, did you ever see the ads for “Amazing Live Sea Monkeys” on the back of comic books? Did you ever bug your parents enough to order them and find out that “sea monkeys” were just some clever marketer’s way of selling dried brine shrimp eggs to kids?
I guess everything is bigger, stranger and scarier in Australia. Australian scientists have found the world’s oldest fossilized sperm in a fossil dug up in Northern Queensland. It’s very well preserved for being 17 million years old and, relative to the size of the animal that produced it, pretty darned impressive.