Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Zing! Zap!

This is a pseudocolored image of nematocysts firing.

In case you prefer the video…


  1. dick says

    Trump the chump might wear a wig,
    or it could be a toupee too,
    but I wouldn’t give a rancid fig,
    if it really belonged in a zoo.
    But now I see, it’s not on that list,
    cos it’s a pseudocolored nematocyst.

  2. microraptor says

    This reminds me of the time my mom took me to the beach at Atlantic City when I was a kid and I got stung by a Man O’ War.

    That was the second-worst 24 hours of my life (the worst was after having a kidney stone surgically removed).