May 22, 2007
Stranger Than Fiction
Pokemon, or "pocket monsters" were an imaginary galaxy of creatures popular a few years ago among the elementary school set.
The one section of the Gray Lady that I like, the Science Times, published images of undersea creatures today. Who woulda thunk that some of them look like (you guessed it) Pokemon.
There is an uncanny resemblance between the image above and Pikachu, cutest of the pocket monsters.
Of course, never having plumbed depths below 11o feet (to look at conger eels), I could suggest that the undersea creatures are made up, too. But that would be paranoid.