I had no idea that Moby Dick was based on the true story of The Essex, a whaler sunk by a sperm whale. The captain survived—barely—and lived to captain another whaler, which also sank. That ship has been found off of Hawaii.
January Arctic Sea ice levels were at the lowest recorded level. It's amazing that there remain people who are convinced that there's no such thing as global climate change. But there are still people who believe that the earth is flat (seriously), so whatever.