Dec 20 2013

Friday Cephalopod: The Passive Detritovore

The cephalopod with the most impressively Goth name ever — Vampyroteuthis infernalis — turns out to be all show and no fangs.

It still looks awesome.


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    Wow! A most impressive display, and they look good inside out, too.

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    I like its eyes.

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    On the FtB main page, my eyes keep skimming over this and thinking it says “Detroitovore”. Ew….

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    Few predators, abundant food. Life doesn’t get much better for a marine invertebrate

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    Jafafa Hots

    Sorry to interrupt but the ban on same sex marriage in Utah was just struck down, and one couple (at least) has live-tweeted their getting their marriage license… the DA tried to stop them, pulled one aside, but they showed the license and a photo of them as a married couple.


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    Jafafa Hots

    (er. more. Sorry.)

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    Throughout, I could only think “They spelled Minbari wrong!”

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    [there are 2 open threads for stuff like that, y'know]

    It still looks awesome.

    still is awesome!
    super-low metabolic rate? subsisting on manna from heaven?
    totally cool.

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    I misread “infernalis” as “internalis” and thought “oh, cripey, I sure hope I never get an infestation of those things.”

    Fortunately, my innards wouldn’t feed a detroitovore: no abandoned houses or factories within me.

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