Etymology: from be, “to exist and live” (ultimately from Old English bēon) + grump, “to complain or sulk (perhaps an extended sense of grum, “morose, surly”) + -ed, suffix meaning “possessing or having the characteristics of” (from Old English -ede).
Billions of ‘by-the-wind sailors’ have washed up on beaches on the West Coast of the U.S. Here, a beach in La Push, Washington is littered with their dead bodies. The creatures are known as ‘by-the-wind sailors’, or their scientific name of velella velella, according to the Daily Breeze newspaper in Southern California. The jelly-fish-like creatures each measure around 7-10 cm, are bright blue and distinguished by a gas-filled float that rises above the surface of the water.
Occupational Therapist and clinical researcher Christina Stephens, constructing a prosthetic leg from Lego. Stephens lost her foot after a crush injury. Somebody in Stephens’ research lab joked that she - an amputee - should build a fake leg out of LEGO.