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by Tom Smerling
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History of this biteInteresting how a "sticky message" spreads. The first use of the phrase I found was by Miyoko Sakashita, attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity, in August, 2007.
But after it was picked up by NOAA Administrator Janel Lubchenco in 2009, it became much more widely used. http://e360.yale.edu/content/feature.msp?id=2169 Kudos to Dr. Lubchenco (a McArthur "Genius Grant" recipient, among other things) for using a sticky bite!
Google has a cool tool for tracking the historical usage of search words or phrases -- "Google Timeline"