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thoreau wrote: 09 Oct 2020, 15:14 A fight between a bobcat and a rattlesnake in the nearby mountains, captured on camera:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNKOr01VRL8
That was pretty intense. Not quite the ending I expected, either!

Fury was clearly rooting for TEAM BOBCAT.
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My money's on the pussy.
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I won't/can't watch the video because Rattlesnake, but I'm on Team Bobcat, obvs.
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Nothing but respect for my president.
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Kill a snake, eat that snake, roll around in the sand or whatever... That's a good morning, right there.
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I just hope the cat knew well enough to not eat the venom glands.
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Slip inside a sleeping bag.
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The diabolical ironclad beetle can withstand compression of more than 39,000 times its own weight.
As is often the case for flightless beetles, the species’ elytra — a protective case that normally sheaths wings — had strengthened and toughened over time. Up close , scientists realized this cover also benefited from special, jigsaw-like bindings and a layered architecture.

When compressed, they found the structure fractured slowly instead of snapping all at once.
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Hugh Akston wrote: 22 Oct 2020, 16:53 The diabolical ironclad beetle can withstand compression of more than 39,000 times its own weight.
As is often the case for flightless beetles, the species’ elytra — a protective case that normally sheaths wings — had strengthened and toughened over time. Up close , scientists realized this cover also benefited from special, jigsaw-like bindings and a layered architecture.

When compressed, they found the structure fractured slowly instead of snapping all at once.
I find it kind of amusing and kind of creepy that their research apparently included collecting a whole bunch of bugs and then squishing them.
“This beetle is super tough,” said Purdue University civil engineer Pablo Zavattieri, who was among a group of researchers that ran over the insect with a car as part of a new study.
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JD wrote: 22 Oct 2020, 16:58
Hugh Akston wrote: 22 Oct 2020, 16:53 The diabolical ironclad beetle can withstand compression of more than 39,000 times its own weight.
As is often the case for flightless beetles, the species’ elytra — a protective case that normally sheaths wings — had strengthened and toughened over time. Up close , scientists realized this cover also benefited from special, jigsaw-like bindings and a layered architecture.

When compressed, they found the structure fractured slowly instead of snapping all at once.
I find it kind of amusing and kind of creepy that their research apparently included collecting a whole bunch of bugs and then squishing them.
“This beetle is super tough,” said Purdue University civil engineer Pablo Zavattieri, who was among a group of researchers that ran over the insect with a car as part of a new study.
Well the research is sponsored by the USAF, so I imagine that wanton killing is a standard clause in the grant agreement.
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Well, the beetles turned out to have compounds made of carbon and hydrogen, so it became necessary to engage in some pre-emptive democracy-building.
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The nazis made super tough beetles, so you can’t be too careful.
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