For a moment of clarity, view this short video of a crocodile embryo on the verge of birth.
Not since crocodile Dundee graced our movie screens has a man from down under turned our world so upside down.
Winston Churchill once said “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile—hoping it will eat him last.”
1560s, restored spelling of Middle English cokedrille, kokedrille (c.1300), from Medieval Latin cocodrillus, from Latin crocodilus, from Greek krokodilos, word applied by Herodotus to the crocodile of the Nile, apparently due to its basking habits, from kroke "pebbles" + drilos "worm." The crocodile tears story was in English from at least c.1400.