Thursday, April 28, 2005


There's a story at the NY Times about confirmed sightings of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, a bird thought long to be extinct (you might have to sign in, not sure). If you're not into birds, this might not be that meaningful to you. The closest parallel i can imagine is if you were to come across a unicorn, or if you found a copy of Aristotle's Poetics, Book II in your local library . The last confirmed sightings of this bird are from the 40s! Twenty years before i was born!

Update: Here's another story at New Scientist.

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