I just don’t have it to write up any nooze today. By tomorrow morning there will be a whole new crop of awfulness.
Instead, let’s go back to 1997 (good grief, was that 21 years ago?): scientists are listening for underwater noises in the Pacific Ocean; and somewhere off the coast of South America, something makes a noise that sort of freaks them out (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYAAUKRczLY). They call the noise “the Bloop.”
After ruling out assorted non-living natural causes, like underwater landslides, glaciers breaking up, whatever, they conclude that the noise may have been made by a living creature “many times larger than a blue whale.” Something around the size of the Eiffel Tower, but alive. The noise it made was heard some 3,000 miles from its origin. The best a blue whale can do is 1,000.
Then they’ve got this guy in a cowboy hat who looks like he wants to hide under the bed in case this critter decides it wants to come ashore.
As far as we know, the blue whale is the largest animal that has ever lived on earth.
But how far is that?