Open tabs: Musical cannibalism, space laws, intelligent animals

Here are the Wikipedia tabs that have been cluttering my browser for the past week. They are all loosely-related, as open-in-new-tab Wikipedia tabs tend to be.

Black NASA

A stoner rock band named after NASA conspiracies. I haven’t listened to the band, but I like the name. Not to be confused with…

The Old Negro Space Program

“The Old Negro Space Program is a short mockumentary in the style of a Ken Burns film. Imagining a black space program, whose “blackstronauts” were excluded from “White NASA”

Mignonette (album)

“Mignonette is a 2004 album by The Avett Brothers. It was named after an English yacht which sank off the Cape of Good Hope, leaving the crew of four stranded on a lifeboat. The cabin boy, Richard Parker, was killed and eaten by the others, two of whom were later put on trial and convicted of murder.” (see below)

R vs. Dudley and Stephens

“a leading English criminal case which established a precedent, throughout the common law world, that necessity is not a defence to a charge of murder.”

Outer space

Outer Space Treaty

Space law

Altered States

“Both the novel and the film are based on John C. Lilly’s sensory deprivation research conducted in isolation tanks under the influence of psychoactive drugs like mescaline, ketamine and LSD.
The film was directed by Ken Russell and is also the film debut of William Hurt and Drew Barrymore.”

Cetacean intelligence

Rough-toothed dolphin


“Akeakamai (c. 1976 – November 22, 2003) was a female Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, which, along with a companion female dolphin named Phoenix, as well as tankmates Elele and Hiapo, were the subjects of Louis Herman’s animal language studies at the Kewalo Basin Marine Mammal Laboratory in Honolulu, Hawaii.”

Clever Hans

“Clever Hans (in German, der Kluge Hans) was an Orlov Trotter horse that was claimed to have been able to perform arithmetic and other intellectual tasks.”