Fossil hornswoggler found!

I didn’t realize how old the expression, “I’ll be hornswoggled” was until the discovery of this fossil: it has three eyes on the ends of its horns so that it can ogle from a vantage point. Luckily for both etymologists and entomologists, it was preserved in amber.

unicornfly

Unicorn fly, or Hornswoggler, in amber

2 Responses to “Fossil hornswoggler found!”

  1. Polprav Says:

    Hello from Russia!
    Can I quote a post “No teme” in your blog with the link to you?

  2. monado Says:

    You”re welcome to link here.


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