Most of us, even without having read the novel, know to some extent what the premise of Herman Melville’s book Moby Dick is. The vengeful quest of Captain Ahab to kill the giant white whale named Moby Dick, who injured him on a previous whaling excursion, provides the reader with plenty of adventure and awe at the thought of this mere man taking on such an enormous creature. So what could possibly be more frightening than Moby Dick? Well, scientists have discovered an ancient whale that was apparently mammoth enough to easily eat whales the size of Moby Dick for breakfast! This definitely gives a different perspective to the tale of Moby Dick!