Thursday, January 19, 2006

Can't wait to see the photos

From an AP article on the Washington Post website, discussing "previously unknown species of spiders, centipedes, scorpion-like creatures and other animals" that were recently discovered in caves beneath two national parks:

The discoveries included a relative of the pill bug so translucent that its internal organs are visible, particularly its long, bright yellow liver. There was also a daddy long legs with jaws bigger than its body, and a tiny fluorescent orange spider.

They sound like they are straight out of

science fiction
A literary or cinematic genre in which fantasy, typically based on speculative scientific discoveries or developments, environmental changes, space travel, or life on other planets, forms part of the plot or background.
"science fiction." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 20 Jan. 2006.

Especially the daddy long legs.