Saluting 'The New York Times' For A Very Clever Headline The article was about marine biology research on the feeding habits of a long, slimy sea creature: the moray eel. The headline: When an Eel Climbs a Ramp to Eat Squid From a Clamp, That's a Moray.

Saluting 'The New York Times' For A Very Clever Headline

Saluting 'The New York Times' For A Very Clever Headline

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The article was about marine biology research on the feeding habits of a long, slimy sea creature: the moray eel. The headline: When an Eel Climbs a Ramp to Eat Squid From a Clamp, That's a Moray.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. The New York Times had an awesome headline the other day about the feeding habits of a long, slimy sea creature. You ready? You got to sing it. Here it goes. (Singing) "When An Eel Climbs A Ramp To Eat Squid From A Clamp, That's A Moray."

But we get the credit for making the joke back in 2007 with the dulcet tones of Steve Inskeep and Joe Palca.

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STEVE INSKEEP AND JOE PALCA: (Singing) When an eel bites your thigh as you're just swimming, it's a moray. When you scream and you...

MARTIN: It's MORNING EDITION.

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