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06-03-2013, 05:01 AM
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(05-03-2013 05:57 PM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  Spider monkeys don't have thumbs.
As opposed to what?

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06-03-2013, 11:01 AM
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I'm starting to think that either no one is using this thread as much as they should be; or ghostexorcist is the most learned among us. lol Tongue

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06-03-2013, 11:22 AM
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[Yesterday] I learned that my son believes Big Foot is a myth NOW because he died already...

We saw the commercial on Animal Planet about "Finding Bigfoot." I've told my son many times that it's fake and just because some people feel really strongly about something, doesn't mean it's true. (I don't want him getting scared of the images they show on the commercial.)

He sees the commercial again, and says, "Shut up, you liars! Bigfoot is fake. He died in 1959! Man!"

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06-03-2013, 04:13 PM
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I learned to be grateful for what I have....


But as if to knock me down, reality came around
And without so much as a mere touch, cut me into little pieces

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06-03-2013, 05:37 PM (This post was last modified: 06-03-2013 05:43 PM by ghostexorcist.)
RE: What Did You Learn Today?
(06-03-2013 05:01 AM)Free Thought Wrote:  
(05-03-2013 05:57 PM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  Spider monkeys don't have thumbs.
As opposed to what?

Nothing. They literally only have four fingers on their hands. Evolution found a solution to keep them from presumably breaking their thumbs while swinging through the trees. They have vestigial bones inside where the thumb should be.

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06-03-2013, 09:08 PM
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This is an odd one: Experiments suggest that the shape of the human penis is adapted for literally squeegeeing semen out of a vagina. This harkens back to our days as apes in Africa when females would mate with several males. Removing the semen of a previous male would increase the chances of an individual impregnating the female. Thrusting apparently serves the purpose of removing the material.
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06-03-2013, 09:13 PM
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(06-03-2013 09:08 PM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  This is an odd one: Experiments suggest that the shape of the human penis is adapted for literally squeegeeing semen out of a vagina. This harkens back to our days as apes in Africa when females would mate with several males. Removing the semen of a previous male would increase the chances of an individual impregnating the female. Thrusting apparently serves the purpose of removing the material.
Consider

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07-03-2013, 08:00 PM (This post was last modified: 12-03-2013 05:38 PM by ghostexorcist.)
RE: What Did You Learn Today?
(06-03-2013 05:37 PM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  Nothing. They literally only have four fingers on their hands. Evolution found a solution to keep them from presumably breaking their thumbs while swinging through the trees. They have vestigial bones inside where the thumb should be.

Just in case anyone was wondering how the Spider Monkey lives without a thumb, they have prehensile tails that they use to grab onto things with. It is strong enough to support their body weight. The neatest thing about it is that it has a friction pad on the end of it to help keep a better grip.

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07-03-2013, 08:27 PM
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Hamlets are synchronous hermaphrodites. They do not practice self-fertilization but take turns being male and female over several nights of mating.[font=sans-serif]
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07-03-2013, 08:32 PM
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(07-03-2013 08:27 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  Hamlets are synchronous hermaphrodites. They do not practice self-fertilization but take turns being male and female over several nights of mating.

That's interesting. I think I've read somewhere that dominant clown fish can transform into females when there is a shortage of them. The fish sexes are not very different from each other since they have cloacas, so it's not like they have to go through any major biological changes.
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