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Scipio333
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:31 am 
 

I LOVE this thread,


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The pistol shrimp

Dont get fooled by its common appearance, in fact, this is the crustacean equivalent of Solid Snake, heres why http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKPrGxB1Kzc



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And all those freakishly looking deep sea fish being posted here? this is what eats them

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The Goblin Shark, an extremely rare to to find deep sea shark, it supposedly has all the hallmarks of prehistoric sharks
Here is footage of the thing, although the narration is in Japanese http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXrq78AYHKc



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The Coelacanth, a 'living fossil', an animal that was known through fossil records, when an actual specimen was discovered in 1938
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Manic616
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:42 am 
 

That video of the pistol shrimp is quite incredible, I didnt know that was even possible. And the goblin shark video was just odd, I knew it could extend it jaw but I didnt know it looked as surreal as that.

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LindisfarneAnno793
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:53 am 
 

The_Beast_in_Black wrote:
The way it's walking along hugging that other chimp would be sweet, were it not for the knowledge that chimps are fucking savage bastards.


Yes, I've heard some unsettling stories about chimps. Like the one about the lady who had her baby stolen by a chimp, which promptly climbed a tree, perched on a branch, and proceeded to eat it while she watched helplessly. Probably ruined a number of cool chimp movies for her.

Scipio333 wrote:
it supposedly has all the hallmarks of prehistoric sharks


Except for being bloody terrifying. :lol:

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The_Beast_in_Black
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:55 am 
 

As funny as they are, a lot of apes are pretty nasty things. Chimps like to kill stuff, and orangutangs are serial rapists.
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LindisfarneAnno793
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:04 am 
 

The_Beast_in_Black wrote:
As funny as they are, a lot of apes are pretty nasty things.


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Okay, now you're just being malicious.

:p
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GrimSleaper
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:43 pm 
 

http://www.break.com/index/effect_of_dr ... _webs.html

Im glad i'm not the crack spiders bitch.
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alexanderthegreat
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:16 pm 
 

I loved that video, but I couldn't help but be disappointed upon the realisation that it wasn't real. :(

Speaking of spiders, no thread on weird creatures is complete without the Assassin Spider:

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Thulsa_Doom
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:23 pm 
 

The_Beast_in_Black wrote:
As funny as they are, a lot of apes are pretty nasty things. Chimps like to kill stuff, and orangutangs are serial rapists.


In Indonesia during orang-utan mating season, women who are walking alone are known to have been raped by them :puke:

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Crick
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:00 pm 
 

They dont really feel much. Orangutans have very small penises.
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vondskapens_makt
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:19 pm 
 

Crick wrote:
They dont really feel much. Orangutans have very small penises.


The Asians of the animal kingdom.
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rexxz
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:20 pm 
 

vondskapens_makt wrote:
Crick wrote:
They dont really feel much. Orangutans have very small penises.


The Asians of the animal kingdom.


Aren't.... Asians.. the Asians of the animal kingdom?

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vondskapens_makt
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:45 pm 
 

rexxz wrote:
vondskapens_makt wrote:
Crick wrote:
They dont really feel much. Orangutans have very small penises.


The Asians of the animal kingdom.


Aren't.... Asians.. the Asians of the animal kingdom?


:durr:
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Unholy_Asar
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:26 pm 
 

The horseshoe crab is quite freaky, if nothing else then only because of the fact that they have blue blood, some strange number of eyes (I read somewhere that it was like 9 or something but I'm unsure), and hasn't evolved much at all for a ridiculous amount of time ( forsomething like 450 million years have they remained pretty much the same).
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Sir_General_Flashman
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:28 pm 
 

We get thousands of them a year here in maine. Horseshoe crabs are cool though, so it's ok.
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ThrashingMad
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:47 pm 
 

Yeah, I've been to Cape Cod so much that those things really don't phase me.

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rexxz
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:56 pm 
 

We get em down south too, they are fun to play with.

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Dreadnaught
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:07 pm 
 

SouthofHeaven11 wrote:
Resident_Hazard wrote:
Blood_Cobra wrote:
Resident_Hazard wrote:
That's a jim-dandy right there:

[Colossal Squid]

And it was barely over a year old. Something like 480 days.

:uh oh:

Fuck that...


Man, you can't even see the hooks on those tentacles. They don't have suckers:

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They get as large as a tiger's canines, and they swivel 180 degrees.


Wow.

Fuck. That. Shit.



Well, that explains the scars found on sperm whales.


But the whales nevertheless tend to win those engagements. Sonar power!!!
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ThrashingMad
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:16 pm 
 

rexxz wrote:
We get em down south too, they are fun to play with.


My family used to have collection of dead, but still fully intact, ones.

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rexxz
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:35 pm 
 

Heh, you can see them all over the beaches on the gulf coast. You can tell a person is a tourist when they stare at them like they've seen an alien, and run away. They won't bite or anything, and the tail isn't meant to sting.

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Smoking_Gnu
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:42 pm 
 

A weird flashlight fish:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... omias2.jpg

All the stuff I've read about the ocean floor is crazy. Especially the organisms that get heat by hanging out next to geothermal vents that spew heat from the earth's core.

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Ravenlord266
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:57 pm 
 

keep em coming! this thread is awesome!

the Goblin Shark was pretty unsettling. I've heard of it before but I didnt know it could do that o.o FUCK hell
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Snowgrave
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:13 pm 
 

Pangolins are so fucking badass.

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Osgilliath
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:42 pm 
 

Scipio333 wrote:
The pistol shrimp


SONIC BOOM!
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DeadXManiac
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:59 pm 
 

The first picture made me yell HOLY SHIT! :eek:

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rathofgod
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:17 pm 
 

This is an amazing thread. Since nobody's mentioned them yet, tube worms are pretty interesting.

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vondskapens_makt
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:53 am 
 

Osgilliath wrote:
Scipio333 wrote:
The pistol shrimp


SONIC BOOM!


More like ..

HADOUKEN!!
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Dreadnaught
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:54 am 
 

Snowgrave wrote:
Pangolins are so fucking badass.

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Yes, pangolins are extremely cool-looking.


Their armor plating is amazing.
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Sir_General_Flashman
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:04 pm 
 

I've sort of forgotten how to post images, but for this next animal you don't need one. Fishers are eerie creatures in my opinion, especially their call.
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