The Whippet #171: A delicate, narrow snout and a pleasant disposition
You know all those videos of Floridians, like, leaf-blowering an alligator to get it to leave a dollar-store carpark or whatever?
The Whippet #170: The best thing I know about bones
It's not a single fact, it's completely changed how I conceptualise bones. I had thought of them as more or less inert scaffolding, not living organs
The Whippet #169: A feeling in search of a cause
We dignify big emotions and dismiss smaller ones, but maybe what we talk about in art/philosophy and what we're allowed to express in daily life are not the same?
The Whippet #168: An indulgent loss of focus
"During the rainy season, the valleys among the dunes fill with freshwater lagoons, prevented from draining due to the impermeable rock beneath."
The Whippet #167: Just trucking right along
World turtle! Reliability v. accuracy. Treat horseshoe. Neurological flexibility. Lashtabs. Task-saturation!
The Whippet #166: What part of rubeville are you from?
"There is something flamboyant about these boots which does not suit the average Englishwoman or go well with our sober English streets."
The Whippet #165: Blood, ink, shark, moon
Carl Sagan's plan to nuke the moon, squids create false bodies out of ink, and more
The Whippet #164: The son of a cat kills mice
Tigers don't have dogs for sons, the child of a snake is a snake, the son of a spider has eight legs, the bonnethead shark eats seagrass
The Whippet #163: Vulture bees and meat honey
The oldest known written sentence, otherworldly skeleton paintings, vulture bees, pet bereavement and tech bros who only read one book.
The Whippet #162: Nectar Crash
Cursed knowledge in this issue: parrot mouths, unseeable number truths. Blessed knowledge: hearts, sunbirds, joyful mice.