‘For a mixture of the modern and the mediæval, of the practical and of the wildly fanciful, I think this is surely the limit’

Posted in BBC, Giant rats, Sherlock Holmes, Uncategorized, vampires by Deputy city editor on December 19, 2007

The BBC absurdly reports the discovery of a giant rat in Indonesia (see above).

Obviously this is not news to anyone familiar with Conan Doyle’s The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire (1924) in which Sherlock Holmes refers to “the giant rat of Sumatra, a story for which the world is not yet prepared.”

83 years late with the news – that’s the BBC!


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