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Bruce Taylor
04-16-2010, 01:46 PM
Not on the menu at Red Lobster (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7iH4CARTmQ)

NSFW annelid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6njp6ttYbY)

Creepy Horn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEP-gGncuu4)

Captain Blight
04-16-2010, 01:49 PM
I sure am glad that those things aren't the size of a collie dog.

Paul Pless
04-16-2010, 03:53 PM
nsfw - hehehe, very funny bruce :D

LeeG
04-16-2010, 04:06 PM
Bruce, that is brilliant

Paul Pless
04-16-2010, 04:13 PM
i wish my micro biology prof had had Bruce's sense of humor. . .

Have ya'll watched, Loxodes Magnus trying to bash through an obstacle?

L.W. Baxter
04-16-2010, 04:19 PM
Groovy soundtrack choices, Bruce.

The spinning, bouncing rotifer is a highlight.

Flying Orca
04-16-2010, 04:51 PM
Awesome many-x!

Bruce Taylor
04-16-2010, 10:22 PM
nsfw - hehehe, very funny bruce :D

Thought I'd get Scotted for posting that. :D Seriously, though, that guy's got a future in the industry...


Groovy soundtrack choices

The YouTube "audioswap" files aren't bad.

Bruce Taylor
04-17-2010, 11:11 AM
Amoeba in a WWI helmet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1-BExakt8s)

(Better in full screen, so you can see the mushy creature under the shell).

Bruce Taylor
04-17-2010, 01:35 PM
How to Eat Spaghetti (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITeA-do5Bpk)

Utterly revolting. :D Especially the soundtrack...

Bruce Taylor
04-18-2010, 07:46 AM
I've figured out who that NSFW annelid is and what he does for a living.

Turns out he's not a porn star after all. In fact, he's completely asexual. His genus is chaetogaster, and he catches little flagellated guys as they whiz by and gobbles them down. He's transparent, so you can see his prey being pushed along in his gut. Gross.

It's like watching a dog catch flies, except in this case, the dog is blind. How the hell does he sense that something is winging past his blind snout? Absolutely amazing.

Here he is, hunting blind (soundtrack courtesy of SWMBO): Pinball Wizard (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtuRUEsnITk)

First half gives the glory, second half the guts.

Bruce Taylor
04-19-2010, 07:31 AM
This guy looks and acts like a tiny snail, but he's a single-celled organism (an amoeba) who has glued his spiral shell together from individual particles of sand (very small particles, when you consider that you could fit three of these amoebas inside a single grain of 60 grit!).

Difflugia spiralis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SHNAJO0VuQ)

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
04-19-2010, 07:40 AM
...Turns out he's not a porn star after all. In fact, he's completely asexual. His genus is chaetogaster, ....

From "Dark Side Of The Sun"?

Bruce Taylor
04-19-2010, 07:47 AM
From "Dark Side Of The Sun"?

I'm guessing you're referring to the Terry Pratchett novel, which I haven't read...Wikipedia says it features an Octopoid called "Creepii," which would be a good name for our lad.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
04-19-2010, 09:29 AM
Yup - as with "Strata" - a bit different to the run-of-the-mill Discworld...