David and Goliath: Jellyfish Style
Last night, while in the throes of insomnia, I watched a rather odd show on jellyfish. The entire show kept leading up to the deadliest jellyfish of all--I was hooked. When the camera crew dove in, I held my breath. When the narrator indicated that they had found not one, but 20 of the deadly monsters, I was ecstatic. Slowly, the camera zoomed in.
Apparently, the deadly Irukandji jellyfish is only about 2.5cm in diameter.
Here's another story about the little devils.
So, it was a huge buzzkill. I did, however, get to see one eat (for the first time captured on camera, mind you). I also go to see a box jellyfish sleep (also for the first time captured on camera).
To top it all of, I also got to see a very attractive model in a bikini swim with the jellyfish. The narrator also used the word "sex" a lot. These elements were noticeably out of place, but I guess it's hard to make jellyfish sexy enough for viewers to tune in. I wonder how much they payed that model. Do you think it came out of their research budget?