The Giftwrapped Lobster
My New York pal Michele gives me this Christmas present:
Adoption papers for my partner and I of one Thorny Devil (Moloch Horridus, I kid you not) and one Squat Lobster. Details of the Thorny Devil’s life make surreal reading, from its habit of eating only one species of ant, and consuming up to 3,000 for dinner, one at a time, to its inflatable skin and unique rain-channeling back that funnels water to its mouth.
The lobster, on the other hand, is just a short, fat lobster. Oh, and they’re pickled in jars.
The Grant Museum of Zoology is one of the University College of London’s four slightly peculiar museums housed in the central London campus, and makes an ideal gift for the person who has everything (but not a Squat Lobster).