Tidbits of Inspiration: Mysterious Island
Sometimes… the truth is as crazy as the fiction.
In the lonely Tasman Sea, between Australia and New Zealand, there is an island… a sharp rock jutting up from the ocean. And it is a mysterious island… for there, researchers have discovered that a species of rare walking stick thought extinct for half a century has in fact survived.
It’s an amazing discovery. Which is why I thought it worth mentioning in today’s “Tidbits of Inspiration”. Read about here on the blog of NPR science correspondant Robert Krulwich.
It’s a classic pulp-era science fiction story come marvelously true.