November 2010

Another Fine Homemade Parachute Page, Crafted With Love

Spoiler: FACT

Fact or Fiction: Can a Squid Fly Out of the Water?

To escape predators in the ocean, these cephalopods will speed away by shooting a jet of water. But can squid use that behavior to take to the air and control their trajectories?

Marine biologist Silvia Maciá was boating on the north coast of Jamaica in the summer of 2001 when she noticed something soar out of the sea.... It was a squid—and it was flying.

Sasha’s Actual 3rd Birthday


On Sasha’s actual birthday, Mom was sick, so I took an unexpected day off...