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28-02-2014, 01:50 PM
RE: What Did You Learn Today?
Tee hee, knew someone would catch it Big Grin And it was Vera Smile

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(06-02-2014 03:47 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  And I'm giving myself a conclusion again from all the facepalming.
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28-02-2014, 02:02 PM
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(28-02-2014 01:50 PM)morondog Wrote:  Tee hee, knew someone would catch it And it was Vera

Catch what?! What germs are you spreading and did you just give them to me?! If I wake up rabid(er) tomorrow I'm catching the first flight over there! Angry



(And speaking of crazy dogs and (pre-)Pythons...)




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28-02-2014, 04:15 PM
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And you try to tell that to the young people today...and they won't believe you.

Edit: my favorite line from that is still "Cardboard box? Luxury!"

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28-02-2014, 09:26 PM
RE: What Did You Learn Today?
I learned what sling neck means.

No
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28-02-2014, 10:17 PM
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(28-02-2014 09:26 PM)Ferdinand Wrote:  I learned what sling neck means.

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What does it mean?

Best and worst of Ferdinand .....
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Ferdinand: We don't really say 'theist' in Alabama. Here, you're either a Christian, or you're from Afghanistan and we fucking hate you.
Worst
Ferdinand: Everyone from British is so, like, fucking retarded.
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28-02-2014, 10:29 PM
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(28-02-2014 10:17 PM)Hughsie Wrote:  
(28-02-2014 09:26 PM)Ferdinand Wrote:  I learned what sling neck means.

No

What does it mean?

dick sucker

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04-03-2014, 10:01 AM
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Haven't done critters recently (and I'm fucked if I'm gonna work), so here goes.

The Gum Leaf Skeletoniser which "is nicknamed the "Mad Hatterpillar" because of its distinctive exoskeletal feature. Every time it sheds the head portion of its exoskeleton, the exoskeleton stays attached to its body. Over time, developing through its life span, the head grows bigger and sheds incresingly larger exoskeleton shells, which build upon each other."

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Pinocchio frog:
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Handfish:
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Wolffish:
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Hairy frogfish:
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And pancake batfish:
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Oh! And cock-of-the-rock! (You gotta wonder if scientists leave the naming of some animals to 12-year-old boys Rolleyes ):
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(Also, two of development stages of fish are called fry and fingerling. Shy )

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04-03-2014, 10:15 AM
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Cool looking bird Shy ...... but yeah, kinda stupid name. Confused

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04-03-2014, 02:18 PM (This post was last modified: 04-03-2014 02:23 PM by Lienda Bella.)
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Always scrape away the snow and ice from your vehicle as soon as possible, so you don't try to chip away at it for over 30 minutes. This will also spare you of displaying very ugly behavior of slipping and falling twice. Thrice, and I defiantly deserve a lesson..... in manners.
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05-03-2014, 07:33 AM
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That corn kernels turn into liquid before they become popcorn! Shocking

"When you heat a kernel, the sealed-in moisture liquifies its starch, the pressure builds, the kernel explodes and the liquid expands as it solidifies in a fraction of a second, resulting in the cell structure you can see above at 250x."

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(Used to have a cat - miss him so much - who loved popcorn. Also - roasted pumpkinSmile)


Also, about a species of rotifiers (bdelloid rotifers) which "live in an all-female world and since their discovery, not a single male has ever been found. Genetic studies have confirmed that they are permanently asexual, and females reproduce by spawning clone daughters that are genetically identical to them."

But there's more! Not only do they "respond to environmental stresses by entering a state of dormancy known as anhydrobiosis" (wish we could that! Or at least hibernate, for fuck's sake. On the other hand, I guess that's the price we pay for having males and sex Rolleyes ), but "when these unusual creatures spring from hibernation, they undergo a fascinating and possibly unique genetic process - when bdelloid rotifers recover from suspended animation, they incorporate foreign DNA when patching up their own ruptured cell membranes"

Simply put, they eat DNA. And they have retractable heads. If it wasn't for the no sex, no males, I might have wanted to try being one... Shy

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