September 21, 2006

Pretty Baby

The remains of the oldest known baby, 3.3 million years old, were found in 2000, and scientists have spent the last 6 years excavating and examinating the 3 year old female, dubbed “Lucy”.

Meanwhile Wikipedia has a new off-shoot, called Citizendium.

Yeah, right, try saying Citizendium quickly 12 times.

Actually, they’re calling it a “progressive fork", rather than an off-shoot. They have made no comment on when the rest of the cutlery set will be rolled out.

Update: speaking of family photo's, you must check out one of Cubicles posts here.


  1. Anonymous5:25 PM

    That's extraordinary. Strangely cute. Interesting how long it took them to excavate.

  2. Anonymous5:26 PM

    By the way, will there be another ducky tomorrow. A cat picture is always good, of course.

  3. Darlene - what, you're suggesting there might be a duckless Friday?

    Good grief woman!

    (They reckon it will take them another few years of "work" on the baby. Don't know what the hell they're doing, but they're doing it reeeeeeaaaaal slow.)

  4. Anonymous11:15 PM

    That kid is the spitting image of a grand nephew born just a few weeks ago.

  5. I thought I heard my name. My virtual ears were ringing ;-)

    I don't think this new baby is Lucy. It's the same kind of hominid that Lucy was, but it's an entirely new skeleton. Maybe they'll call it Little Ricky ;-)

  6. Here's another Wikipedia offshoot you may not have heard of: the Uncyclopaedia.

  7. Ah, yes, I need to read more carefully Cubicle. This bub is called Selam. Lucy was a mere 100,000 year old skeleton.

    Had not heard of that one Tim, but I think we're being duped. It's supposed to be content free, and yet there were lots of pages, all with content. They even have a page of content explaining the project. Hmmm.