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"Extinct Boobies Return from the Dead"

Well, this article title--it's from the August 13, 2009, issue of New Scientist--wins my award for Headline of the Day, or possibly of the week, or the year.

I had thought the article would be about some archaeologist exhuming Cleopatra's breast implants, but no...it turns out that boobies are a species of gannet that made its habitat on some islands off the coast of Australia, and was thought to have died out in the late eighteenth century. Turns out that these birds have been alive all along.

The article notes that "Female boobies are larger than the male."

Indeed.
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