By Maggie Koerth-Baker at 7:25 am Wed, Feb 15, 2012
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!)
First thing I thought of when I heard this cricket singing….
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.
I like the part where we get to pretend we’re dinosaurs.
Cute, apart from the dork factor. But hey dorks need love too: I can relate to that.
This is SO YUCKY (singer, voice, alure, air…)
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