6 months before the Challenger disaster a lone engineer told his superiors about the O-Ring problem and warned the result “would be a catastrophe of the highest order: loss of human life.”

The Hawaiian creation myth relates that the present cosmos is only the last of a series of failed universes. The octopus is the lone survivor of the previous alien universe.

Wolves are legendary because of their spine-tingling howl, which they use to communicate. A lone wolf howls to attract the attention of his pack, while communal howls may send territorial messages from one pack to another. Some howls are confrontational. Calls may be answered by rival packs. Much like barking domestic dogs, wolves may simply begin howling because a nearby wolf has already begun.