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  1. Raucous Indignation says

    They are quite tasty, however. But eating them is a bit different.

  2. emergence says

    Gastropods are one of those groups of animals you’re tempted to see as goofy and harmless, until you remember they have chainsaws for tongues.

  3. birgerjohansson says

    Cats have tongues that are sandpaper-like, rather that chain-sawish. Evolution is presumably working on it.
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    In regard to digestion: “Cannibal cells may limit cancer growth” https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-07-cannibal-cells-limit-cancer-growth.html
    If dividing cells are vulnerable to cell cannibalism, it might help to explain why whales do not get overwhelmed by cancer, despite their enormous body mass and its many mutated cells.
    Being full of Pac-man cells, going after dividing cells?
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    My favourite form of feeding: Inject digestive juices into the prey, then drink the resulting soup from its exoskeleton.

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