All About Your Awesome And Terrifying Friend The Jellyfish

Pic: Haeckel (PD)

Pic: Haeckel (PD)

I’ve had a hell of a holiday: I had to have our beloved dog put to sleep on Christmas Eve, and then we had a car breakdown on Christmas Day. While I hope that your holidays were better (and continue to be – we’ve still got New Year’s), I myself can’t put enough distance between me and the old Yuletide Spirit.

On to better things, like the Lovecraftian, stinging bag of venomous goo that we know as the Jellyfish.

Popular Science offers a number of interesting facts about the creatures, including that they’re overpopulating their ecosystems, shutting down nuclear reactors and kill dozens of people every year with their toxic stingers.

Check it out here.



  • DrDavidKelly

    Page moved … ? Looks like that Yuletide curse is still on you Matt.

  • echar

    Noble beasts.

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