|This time next week|
I suppose I should get at least partial credit for figuring all those vertebrae cluttering up dry land were only a fad, at least. I should also note that when we were in Scotland in June the locals were discussing how the standard jellyfish horde had failed to arrive this year. People’s response to this tiny anecdotal data point can tell you a lot about them, actually:
Climate change denier: there is no jellyfish problem; scientists just want more money to invent unnecessary and dangerous jelly dissolving weapons.
Cynic: there is no situation in this world so bad it won’t get work.
Statistician: why are you bothering me with this frivolity?
Indisputably correct: the jellyfish didn’t come to Scotland because they’re massing to attack.
(h/t Erik Loomis)