Quickies: A controversial moment, a vicious proposal, a ridiculous claim, and a potty mouth

Plus your new honking overlords

Welcome to your Friday Quickies!

But hey… it’s Cute Animal Friday!

  • This week, the goose reigns supreme, at least as far as the gaming habits of virtually everyone I know are concerned. So here are a bunch of “Untitled Goose Game” memes.
  • This study says that squirrels pick up on bird song as an environmental cue, but I just think they’re getting together to plot a rebellion against the humans. Via Muscadine.
  • Usually when I see “scientists are stunned by X” headlines I grimace, but in this case, you can actually hear the fascination of several scientists watching a a rare jellyfish. FTA: “Half the time they’re discussing the biology of the creature, and the other half they’re just going whoooooah and oooooooooo and zooooommgg, so the whole event exists in the rapid quantum flipzone between ‘hardcore science’ and ‘baked dormroom conversation’.” These are definitely my people. Also via Muscadine!

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Nicole is a professor, astronomer, educator, geek, dog mom, occasional fitness nerd, and maker of tiny comets. She is also very loud under the right circumstances. Like what you read? Buy me a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/noisyastronomer

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