I don’t know if I’m a creator of trends, or merely riding the crest of the wave, but as Sherry notes on the Semicolon blog, black mambas are in. She doesn’t even mention this book, which I became aware of long before it came out. The in-ness of mambas is further confirmed by Kirstin, who alerted me to this beverage, which I assume doesn’t actually have black mamba venom as an ingredient. I expect movies, video games, and TV shows to follow. Psst: adaptation.