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Mo wrote:
11 Jan 2018, 10:46
Also, that dolphin is in the top 20th percentile for intelligence in Mississippi.
And probably top 50% nationwide.
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So, do they grab the gulls and drown them? Because that's pretty violent. Don't get me wrong. A gull is a like a flying water rat. I have no problem drowning rats. I just wouldn't like to do it with my human hands.
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Some birds of paradise have evolved feathers that absorb light to a degree comparable to the best light absorbing materials humans have produced.

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the innominate one wrote:
26 Jan 2018, 10:51
Some birds of paradise have evolved feathers that absorb light to a degree comparable to the best light absorbing materials humans have produced.

https://theconversation.com/super-black ... them-89689
That particularly mating dance and plumage display has always amazed me. Suddenly, the bird is a weird, dancing blob.

Also, the gold-coated feather remaining black is a neat bit.
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Agree on both. The feather coated in good appearing black really demonstrates that the black coloration isn't due to pigment.

I love to show that bird's dance to classes and see the students' reactions.
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That dolphin would probably do better on my midterm than any of my students (nominally all homo sapiens) did.
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Pardon the correction, but this is a pet peeve: it's Homo sapiens. At least capitalize Homo, even if you don't italicize it. Homo is the genus our species belongs to, homo is slang for gay. Thus, homo sapiens means wise gay.
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So what you're saying is no homo.
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Not exactly. Anyway, I don't think that would be allowed. The board's moderator would probably prefer mo' homo. Or, mo' 'mo.
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the innominate one wrote:
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The board's moderator would probably prefer mo' homo. Or, mo' 'mo.
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These appear to be newly transformed adult flies ready to emerge from their pupae.
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the innominate one wrote:
29 Jan 2018, 08:58
These appear to be newly transformed adult flies ready to emerge from their pupae.
Or mid-80s Doctor Who monsters.
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Eric the .5b wrote:
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the innominate one wrote:
29 Jan 2018, 08:58
These appear to be newly transformed adult flies ready to emerge from their pupae.
Or mid-80s Doctor Who monsters.
The Wirrn. Mid-70s.
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nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana Batfly!

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No love for the wheel bug killing the nasty caterpillar?

How about this? Bacteria are key.

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Huge quasi-psychedelic squirrels in India.

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