Telegram quiz

Posted on August 28, 2007 by Steve

The following telegram was read to the British Association for the Advancement of Science in 1884:

MONOTREMES OVIPAROUS, OVUM MEROBLASTIC

It was described as "the most important message in a scientific sense that had ever passed through the submarine cables."

What was it about?

(a) A species of coral.

(b) A tribe of jungle-dwellers.

(c) Evidence of microscopic meteorites.

(d) The nature of the platypus.
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Posted by RWH | August 28, 2007 | 22:57:42

Here there be spoilers: http://achewood.com/index.php?date=09302004. But it was easy anyway.
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Posted by RWH | August 28, 2007 | 22:59:02

Oops - the nucleus engine appears to have included a full stop at the end of that URL. I meant http://achewood.com/index.php?date=09302004
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Posted by Steve | August 29, 2007 | 17:59:55

I don't know which is more impressive, that Achewood mentioned monotremes or that you can remember having read about monotremes in a 2004 comic.
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Posted by Fiat | August 29, 2007 | 22:16:57

I reckon you'd've gotten more interest without giving the multiple choice.

The answer, unless I am an utter buffoon, is (d)"platypuses got eggs!"
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