The song about the song of the Jurassic cricket

Last week, we learned that scientists had reconstructed the song of a Jurassic-era cricket. This week, song-a-day impresario Jonathan Mann has written a ballad to that lonely insect and its ancient quest for love.

Video Link (with lyrics!)


  1. For some reason that really touched my heart.  Paleontology is an amazing thing, the only way we can get in touch with living things from millions of years in the past. How lucky was this cricket to get fossilized, and were we for finding it to be able to learn about it and play its song for the first time in 165 million years. The song  got that point, I like it. 

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