9 December, 2021

10 Artifacts from Literature That We Wish Were Real

The Babel Fish, from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

“You’ll need to have this fish in your ear.”
“I beg your pardon?” asked Arthur.

We think we might be all right with having a tiny living fish in our ear — if it meant, as Adams’s Babel Fish does, that we could understand any language spoken around us.

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