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ITT: "What the fuck" creatures of the past and today

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ITT: "What the fuck" creatures of the past and today

>Easy mode: Cambrian era
>Normal mode: Any other time period
>Hard mode: Today
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>>1835929
Do you mean weird-looking or OH GOD WHAT THE FUCK?

Cuz horsehair worms are the latter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcj0Srt8i6k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuwniltjkQY
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You'd be hard pressed to find a vertebrate stranger than Atopodentatus.
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>>1835941
>Face is a vagina with teeth

Mother nature a bitch
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>>1835940
I saw a horsehair worm in a small stream this week while backpacking. I'd seen enough of these Youtube videos to recognize it. It took me a good 3 minutes to work up the courage just to pick it up, and then I dropped it as soon as the "head" got near my fingers. I know it's harmless, but I couldn't unsee those videos.
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>>1835942
It is the other way around. They were around before human vaginas. Human vaginas look like their face, not the other way around.
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>>1835941
I'd tap that. Under the tail that is.
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Not sure if you count protists, but I think radialarians are pretty cool.
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ALL GLORY TO THE HYNOTOAD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6uiAPBOLMQ
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>>1836744
eyeball parasites are the nastiest fucking things
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>>1835929
I think hanmerheads look pretty dingdong
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>>1836886
Ahh, Eunice aphroditois. There was some Eunice species in my Caribbean invert species guide. Its common name was "The Thing." Not shitting you.
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Hypnospiders

https://youtu.be/V0UdcQCrrNM

Cyrtarachne spiders are creepy mantis-head-like things with fucking eyebrows
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>>1837243
It is a bobbit worm.
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>>1837300
Whoa, are those internal organs moving or is it just coloration shifting I wonder.
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>>1836886
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Hotter than the surface of the fucking sun what the fuck

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkY_mSwboMQ
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>>1837575
And wrong video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC6I8iPiHT8
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Man o' War
> the Portuguese man o' war is not a common jellyfish but a siphonophore, which is not actually a single multicellular organism, but a colony of specialized minute individuals called zooids.
>These zooids are attached to one another and physiologically integrated to the extent that they are incapable of independent survival.
>The Portuguese man o' war lives at the surface of the ocean. The gas-filled bladder, or pneumatophore, remains at the surface, while the remainder is submerged
>Since the Portuguese man o' war has no means of propulsion, it is moved by a combination of winds, currents, and tides
>Although it is most commonly found in the open ocean in tropical and subtropical regions, it has been found as far north as the Bay of Fundy and the Hebrides.
Strong winds may drive them into bays or onto beaches. Often the finding of a single Portuguese man o' war results in the finding of many others in the vicinity.
>They must be treated with caution, and the discovery of a man o' war washed up on a beach may lead to the closure of the whole beach
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>>1837692
The follow was found in the Hadal zone of the ocean, which has virtually no light and is comparable to what Jupiter's moon, Europa, may look like. It's deeper than Mount Everest is high, and since there is no light there is no food since photosynthesis cannot occur.

Pyrococcus CH1 was recently discovered in 2007.
>A novel hydrothermal site was discovered in March 2007, on the mid-Atlantic ridge during the cruise 'Serpentine'. At a depth of 4100 m, the site 'Ashadze' is the deepest vent field known so far.
>Smoker samples were collected with the ROV 'Victor 6000' and processed in the laboratory for the enrichment of anaerobic heterotrophic microorganisms under high-temperature and high-hydrostatic pressure conditions.
>Strain CH1 was successfully isolated and assigned to the genus Pyrococcus, within the Euryarchaeota lineage within the Archaea domain. This organism grows within a temperature range of 80 to 108 degrees C and a pressure range of 20 to 120 MPa, with optima for 98 degrees C and 52 MPa respectively.
> Pyrococcus CH1 represents the first obligate piezophilic hyperthermophilic microorganism known so far.
>Comparisons of growth yields obtained under high-temperature/high-pressure conditions for relative organisms isolated from various depths, showed clear relationships between depth at origin and responses to hydrostatic pressure.
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>>1837696
>Cow sharks are considered the most primitive of all the sharks, as their skeletons resemble those of ancient extinct forms, with few modern adaptations.
>Their excretory and digestive systems are also unspecialised, suggesting they may resemble those of primitive shark ancestors.
>Their most distinctive feature, however, is the presence of a sixth, and, in two genera, a seventh, gill slit, in contrast to the five found in all other sharks
>Cow sharks are little known because they spend most of their lives in deep, cold oceans beyond the reach of divers.
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>>1837699
>Greenland sharks are native to the North Atlantic waters around Greenland, Canada, and Iceland. They are the only true sub-Arctic shark and the only shark that can tolerate Arctic temperatures year round. They prefer very cold water (-1°C to 10°C).
>Greenland sharks have been observed at the water’s surface all the way down to 2,200 meters deep. They are sometimes seen resting on continental shelves and slopes at these great depths.
>Greenland sharks are one of the larger sharks out there, capable of growing to more than 20 feet long and weighing up to 2,500 lbs.
>The Greenland shark is an opportunistic predator that will eat just about any meat it finds, either dead or alive. They eat a lot of fish and there is some evidence that they ambush sleeping seals, but some scientists believe they are primarily scavengers. Some strange things have been found in Greenland sharks’ stomachs, including the remains of polar bears, horses, moose, and in one case an entire reindeer.
>The teeth on the upper jaw are narrow, pointed, and smooth, and anchor the food item as the lower jaw does the cutting. The teeth on the lower jaw are larger and broader and curve sideways. By swinging its head in a circular motion, the shark can cut out a round plug of whatever it’s feeding on.
>Greenland shark is one of the slowest swimming sharks in the world. They average a cruising speed of 0.3 m/s (0.76 mph), but are capable of short bursts of speed.
>Some estimates put the life span of Greenland sharks at over 200 years. Where does this number come from? One study found the sharks grow about 0.5 to 1 cm a year.
>reenland sharks contain high levels of trimethylamine oxide (TMAO; it helps regulate their osmotic pressure and also acts as a natural antifreeze). During digestion, TMAO breaks down into trimethylamine (TMA). TMA causes intestinal distress and neurological effects similar to extreme drunkenness. Eating too much can even lead to convulsions and death.
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>>1835941
Looks like Elites from Halo
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>>1837692
>>They must be treated with caution, and the discovery of a man o' war washed up on a beach may lead to the closure of the whole beach
hahahha
haha
ahha

we have them all the time
nobody gives a fuck
i've been lightly stung by one once, hurts like hell, gave me a nice ride to the hospital
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>>1835929
For hard mode, what I mistook the OP image for a second
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fu_n71KSvY
Coolest motherfuckers in the deep
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>>1837575
>>1837576
>Pokemon are real
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>>1836744

Good god, I'd be hitting that frog with a shovel to put it out of its misery
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>>1836744
>>1836882
>eyeball parasites are the nastiest fucking things
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWB_COSUXMw
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>>1835941
Oh shit it's Nightstalker
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>>1835950
That's even worse.
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>>1837692

I remember seeing one of those washed up on the beach once. I was really young and it weirded me the fuck out, especially since the jellyfish we see washed up here are only about as big as a teacup.
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>Grimpoteuthis spp, are known as the deepest living of all octopus species. They live on the seafloor or hover just slightly above it at depths of depths of 3000 to 4000 m (9800 to 13000 ft),

>The similarity of the ear-like fins protruding from the top of the mantle of the Dumbo octopus to the ears of the Disney character, Dumbo, the Flying elephant, led to the common name, dumbo. There are about 17 species of Dumbo octopus that belong to a group called “umbrella octopus,” because they are able to float with an umbrella-like look to their mantle. While these species can “flush” color as do more shallow species, their mouth structure is different. It has a degenerated radula-type opening that allows it to swallow prey whole instead of having to tear and grind it. This feeding characteristic unique to the genus Grimpoteuthis.

AKA Clyde
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>>1838178
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qw8bAdIS_E

Wow they are really cute
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>>1838178
Totally looks like Pols Voice from Zelda NES.
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>>1837702

These can potentially be as dangerous as great whites, but the habitat they live in means that the frigid waters themselves will kill any swimmers before sharks can get to them.
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>>1837576
Cavitation is pretty cool.
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>>1837699
>>1837702
These sharks look sooo dumpy :3
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>>1838206
Also they are slow as fuck.
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>>1835941
I refuse to believe something like this ever existed.
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>>1837911
>nobody gives a fuck
>gets stung (lightly)
>immediately sent to the hospital

Arent you badass
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>>1838351
http://www.sci-news.com/paleontology/science-atopodentatus-unicus-new-fossil-reptile-china-01768.html
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>>1837300
What's the advantage of a predator posing as another predator?
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Holy shit why isn't this board more active?! This thread has been here for like DAYS
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>>1838714
Better be a nicer slow board than a fast board with no content.
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I think salps are pretty weird
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>>1838707
I guess to scare off bigger predators that would eat a spider but not a mantis
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>this thread
>no based platypus
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Chalicotheres are pretty strange looking.
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>>1839678
still would
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Blue sea slugs are pretty wizard. There's something oddly tetrapod about them.
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>>1838714

This is one of the slowest boards on 4chan
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>Hard Mode

I haven't seen an Ocean Sunfish here yet. they seem so weird and amaze me.
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>>1840205
Barrel-eye fish is pretty freaky too, as is the flounder.
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>>1840221
ever seen a sea lamprey? those things are pretty decent nightmare fuel.
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>>1838542
its wrong

the reconstrucction is wrong, i don know how but i can feel it
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>>1835940
do they specifically target mantises?
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>>1837340
nasty little fucker

reminds me of Billy Connolly's comedy bit about exploring underwater
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>>1837699
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>>1835929
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>>1835929
Found these in my pony tank.
Skeleton Shrimp.
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big fin squid
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water bear
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>>1835940
Is there any way this would be in a person or do they only fuck wit preying mantises
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>>1840638
Water bears are awesome. I don't like that gif though. It is definitely not how a real water bear moves. That one was modeled after a terrestrial animal. You can see under the digitized computer rendered skin that there is a virtual skeleton and it's appendages have elbows and shoulders. A real water-bear would be more like a little worm and they are so small they are practically transparent. They just float around and latch onto food debris. Also, their heads come in many different shapes. But yea, water-bears are pretty cool doodz
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>>1840645
I don't know about horsehair worms, but there are similar parasites that definitely do affect humans. You know, tapeworms and the like.And tapeworms are so common that if you go outside and scoop up some moist soil, you'll probably come in contact with eggs or a juvenile. They're everywhere, which is why personal hygiene like washing before eating and such is important.
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>>1840652
Pinworms affect like 40% of kids
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>>1840665
Oh shit, don't remind me. That shit is so disgusting. I remember a friend of mine dated a girl and when he finally got intimate with her, she fucking had WORMS coming out of her ass. He was so disgusted he freaked out and she was like "But everyone has those"

lol. Of course he dropped her, but holy shit. It might be common, but I damn sure don't have them, and I don't intend on getting them. Some people must live like animals.
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>>1840708
What the fuck? Everyone does not have those. I'd never even heard of a pinworm until just now.
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>>1840270
No. They target any insect. Seen some guy post one that had infected a spider and it died in a cup of water he'd left out overnight.
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>>1840592
2spoopy4me
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>>1840755
I was about to say "cute bat" but then I saw that monstrosity in the middle. Looks like some sort of fucked up Indian statue.
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>>1840743
Not everyone, but a lot of kids who aren't clean.
Also pinworms aren't big enough that they'd really be noticeable; dunno WHAT the fuck she had going on.
Pinworms can be treated by over the counter methods or just certain diets.
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>>1840628
Creepy as fuck
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>>1840759
Yeah, some bats are cute, especially flying foxes, but most of them are really weird and creepy.
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BIG
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>>1840767
BEEFY
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>>1840769
TENTACLES
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>>1840649
They have muscles and a hydrostatic skeleton. They can swim.
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>>1840772
>>1840769
>>1840767
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>>1840781
Fucking lost
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>>1837702
>tfw Jeremy Wade caught one of these things
bless that man
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>>1840760
>>1840743
>>1840708
>>1840665
>>1840652

If any of you find yourself with worms like these, or any kind of digestive parasite, and are too embarrassed/can't see a doc, then a really effective method often used in third world countries is to buy a pack of cigarettes. Take one apart and ingest all of the tobacco. Tobacco is a perfectly safe all natural insecticide. After it hits your gut you will shit out all of the parasites.

It's so safe and effective crows in cities are starting to line their nests with cig butts to protect their kicks from parasites.
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>>1840960
*chicks
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>>1837702
Gotta love greenland sharks. They technically ARE edible, but the preparation takes weeks...

Look up hakarl...
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>>1839752
kyogre?
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>>1841013
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>>1840759
Holy shit it does. It has the exact "Asian monster" fangs.
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>>1840592
>Pony tank
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>>1841430
seahorse babies. It's like horses in the ocean. I tame them
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>>1838182
looks like a wrinkled ballsack
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>>1841434
Yeah, you don't find scrotums kind of cute when they're all bunched up?
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>>1840638
>>1840649
Are these these fuckers who can survive in space?
Because that's hardcore.
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>>1841440
Yes
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>no saiga antelope
>mfw realizing saiga antelope is probably not weird enough for /an/
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>>1841675
that one looks cute
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>>1835940

OH GOD WHAT THE FUCK
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Most sea creatures and insects to me
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>>1841758
Harp sponge
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>>1841763
I thought that was some sort of weird ass metal grate thing. I didn't know caterpillars could survive at the bottom of the ocean, though.
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>>1841763
that's beautiful
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sea lilies are pretty crazy, mostly because they're animals with a hugely plantlike body plan
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>>1842167
yeah simple invertebrates don't get enough love, they're so cool from a design point of view
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>>1837340
>>1836886
>>1837303
There was a sotry I remember reading on hear, it might still be archived or something. But it was about a dude who actually ended up with one of thees fuckers in his tank. It was a fucking epic battle to get rid of. It killed a ton of his fish.
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>>1842529
One of them ended up in some public aquarium or something. Fish were going missing and stuff. Eventually they gave it its own habitat or something.
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>>1842529
http://www.michiganreefers.com/forums/advanced-topics/84173-bobbit-worm-chronicles.html
Is this it?
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Humans, I mean what the fuck they don't even have fur, feathers, or scales. They have four limbs but only walk on two of them. It doesn't make sense, their stomachs are exposed this makes it easy for predators to attack vital organs. Its a miracle they didn't go extinct since they aren't even strong or fast. I cant even find another creature as weird as them.
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>>1842870
>Humans
>Not strong or fast
Not in modern times because we don't have to be, but cavemen era people were pretty stronk yo. Speed in short bursts with good agility as well.
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>>1838178

Looks like those fosfos from The Inner World
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Living disembodied penis
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>>1843219
Another pic
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Found a Nautilus where I work a few days ago.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zoygy-8PTtU

Crazy shit.
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>>1842870
bretty interesting how the face and cranium changes physically but for thousands of years the body just loses hair and most of the differences are physiological. strong arms, torso/core, and legs are still prevalent today.
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>>1844414
One theory is that eating cooked food allowed us to have a weaker jaw as we were eating softer fruits.
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Not an animal, but
>The genus Prototaxites /ˌproʊtɵˈtæksɨtiːz/ describes terrestrial organisms known only from fossils dating from the Silurian and Devonian, approximately 420 to 370 million years ago. Prototaxites formed large trunk-like structures up to 1 metre (3 ft) wide, reaching 8 metres (26 ft) in height,[1] made up of interwoven tubes just 50 micrometres (0.0020 in) in diameter. Whilst traditionally very difficult to assign to an extant group of organisms, current opinion is converging to a fungal placement for the genus. It might have had an algal symbiont, which would make it a lichen rather than a fungus in the strict sense.
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>>1844622
I wonder if it had more delicate structures that weren't preserved on fossils.
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>>1840628
I've always loved this footage because it doesn't even seem real. It looks like some viral ad for a sci-fi movie.
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>>1840638
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>>1841763
Looks like something that'd grow in the Zone.
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>>1843219
>>1843222
What is that thing?
What does it eat?

>Inb4 pussy
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>>1844852
Tentacle monster
Japanese school girls
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caecilian
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>>1840309

these poor bastards only look like this out of the water
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ITT: overdesigned pieces of shit
gen 1 animals were way better
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>>1842870
Humans are some of the best long-distance running creatures on earth you fewl.
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>>1842529
I remember that thread.

>>1842604
That was posted int he same thread.
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>>1835929
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>>1840960
I appreciate this advice.
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>>1840592
well that must have been horrifying

>>1840755
if number 12 doesn't have potential as a reaction face then I don't know what does
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>>1840960
>Tobacco is a perfectly safe all natural insecticide
Nicotine poisoning is a very real danger. You can die from it. One of the estimated thresholds for lethality is two cigarette's worth. Eat one and prepare to vomit a lot, but yeah, you'll get rid of the worms.

>>1843630
w-where is the eye? The thing I thought was an eye has a fringe around it.
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>>1846041
Based on 20 % oral bioavailability of nicotine (Hukkanen et al. 2005) and assuming linear kinetics, an oral dose of 60 mg would give rise to a plasma concentration of about 0.18 mg/L. The literature reports on fatal nicotine intoxications suggest that the lower limit of lethal nicotine blood concentrations is about 2 mg/L, corresponding to 4 mg/L plasma, a concentration that is around 20-fold higher than that caused by intake of 60 mg nicotine. Thus, a careful estimate suggests that the lower limit causing fatal outcomes is 0.5–1 g of ingested nicotine, corresponding to an oral LD50 of 6.5–13 mg/kg.
and a cigarette weights what, 1-2g?
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>>1838101
Fug
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>>1843219
>>1843222
hahaha benis
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>>1837692
I was just a kid when one of these was found at the beach we went to at the gulf of Mexico. To my knowledge, the powers that be did not shut down the beach or even really respond with concern.

The Man o War itself was pretty cool looking. That little spine looked like it was flexing.
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>>1846041
Nautilus eye is an interesting case, it is a primitive eye without lens, like a pinhole camera.
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>>1846196
>open eye

Doesn't shit get into it?
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>>1835929
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>>1846197
Ticks get inside mammal ears so I think it is possible. But the ocean is big and those animals aren't social so I guess parasites specialized on a structure that only they have would be uncommon.
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>>1846206
I wonder if they have a purging mechanism.
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>>1835929
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>>1846209
I don't know. At least we don't have an effective mechanism for our ears.
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>>1846209
>don't mind me, I just need to purge my FUCKING EYES
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>>1845207
Sure they can, but I said fast not long distance. Human's average speed for short distance is 15 miles per hour, that is slower than lions which can reach up to 50 mph. So yes we can run for a longer amount of time, but we are still a hell of a lot slower to other species.
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>>1846040
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I think manta rays are very cool, but extremely weird.

>have barely been studied despite being huge interesting animals
>live for approximately 50-100 years
>only produce a few offspring their entire lives
>have the largest brains of all fish
>open ocean swimmers
>basically just a living pointy blanket
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took forever to find this thing in my massive image collection
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>>1846223
Don't know. Always thought earwax was pretty darn good at it.
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>>1840205
Supposedly they're tasty too
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>>1840755
>9
how the fuck does that happen

I can't help but think all this weird face architecture serves a very sophisticated purpose
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>>1846443
Sometimes earwax itself clogs the ear canal. Also it doesn't do shit to remove a bug stuck there
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>>1846288
>Blanket octopuses are immune to the venomous Portuguese man o' war, whose tentacles the male and immature females rip off and use for defensive purposes.
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>>1846476
Maybe over time the octopus might start carrying around the entire man o' war and them both coevolve into a mutualistic relationship. That would be pretty cool.
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>>1846473
My guess is that the curves amplify sound coming in, seeing as bats use echolocation.
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>>1846072
>>1846041
>>1846022
>>1840960
Just to clarify my original post, I didn't mean ingest an entire pack, I mean take a single cig apart and ingest that.
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>>1846211
>you will never be a beautiful graceful man with a FUCKING SWORD FOR A DICK.
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>>1846206
Anybody else remember that chick who had to get a spider dislodged from the inside of her ear canal?
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>>1846530
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/spider-lives-in-chinese-womans-ear-for-five-days-before-doctors-flush-it-out/
This? The only other links I can find are from gawker and the Daily Mail, both of which aren't exactly known for truth in journalism. There was also that explorer guy who ended up with a beetle inside his ear. He just left it in there and bits of it fell out some months later.
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>>1836924
Ahaha they do anon.

>>1840309
I like this guy. I've never seen a picture of them deflated (in the ocean) before though.

>>1840755
Whaaaaat the hell 9 & 10??

>>1841675
Yeah this one is cute.
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>>1846433
>look like space ships

They're probably my favorite fish.
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>>1846473
it looks like a chinese guardian lion.
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>>1846475
That 'sometimes' is lower than my chances of getting cancer and ya, it's not so great at purging foreign objects that have evolved to ignore it. Get some deep in ear headphones though and try to keep them in your ears a whole day without adjusting them though. Unless you're native American or Asian (different ear wax structure) then you probably got about 4-6 hours before they start working their way out, without consideration to things like motion or sweating.

The human body is pretty neat man. Don't short sell it.
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>>1837340
this made me uncomfortable
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>>1838178
these things are fucking adorable
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>>1846625
>That 'sometimes' is lower than my chances of getting cancer
Not at all, I have seen many cases, it is just solved faster and with less repercussions than cancer
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>>1839678
It's like a gorilla crossed with a camel
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>>1846650
I had that once, it happened overnight.

To this day I still wonder if it was a spider that got stuck in there and btfo.
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Awesome thread guys
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>>1846969
How do you think they'd taste?
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>>1846977
Either fish or crab. In the ocean we usually have 3 kinds of flavors for medium sized animals. Fish, crustacean and mollusk.
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>>1846529
>wat
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>>1846989
I assume it works something like: https://youtu.be/tVpSoHubwTY
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Hammerheaded bat.
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>>1846999
>>1846999
Are bats the animal with the widest variety of weird ass facial structures or what? I mean look at >>1846473 and >>1840755
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>>1835940
>In Spinochordodes tellinii and Paragordius tricuspidatus which have orthopterans as their vector, the infection acts on the insect's brain and causes it to seek water and drown itself, thus returning the nematomorph to water.
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>>1846977

> Like chicken


Pyrosome
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>>1847027

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EQGA_4BZ5s

Generally all siphonophores are weird as hell
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This fucking abomination here
Evolved a fucking neck to snipe other spiders
How does this happen
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>>1847027
>>1847032
http://youtu.be/sjwlkQd8_4E
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>>1847056
>"What's up losers? OH WAIT, I AM!"
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>>1839528
best part is that males are venomous, dammit why didn't Perry ever us this being an agent and all?
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>>1847125
The creators don't really know much about platypus besides that they lay eggs and just make up stuff on the go.
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>no frogfish
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJ3FC3ISQvk
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sea angel
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>>1838101
>bird's prey is snail
>bird's shit is litteraly snail waste
>another snail comes to eat it
>whattheactualfuck.jpg
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>>1835929
>Easy mode: Cambrian era
>Normal mode: Any other time period
>Hard mode: Today

>From God's own petstore Level:

Something that was not meant to exist.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jl_txxYQEA
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People eat these
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The Cambrian was weird
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eats chloroplasts, becomes plant

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elysia_chlorotica
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>>1846385
Pointy sticks and numbers anon.
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>>1841758
It's like a sea version of those avatar horses
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>>1847129
Ah frogfish are cool. I love all their color variations.
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>>1840960
I am sure chewing tobacco would work as well. When I did chew I would swallow some of it to get buzzed.Also I guess I am a filthy person, only really wash my hands after taking a shit but I rarely get sick. Used to eat tons of dirt and fertilizer when I was a youngin'. Got that strong immune system.
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>>1847129
"their method of attack, Gape and suck"
Sound like my whore of an ex gf
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Experience is only as creditable as how it's interpreted.
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>>1842870
>>1842871

Ugh, can you people fucking stop? Holy shit whenever people talk about human evolution they are always so full of shit.

>le humans are so quirky and weak!
>le humans evolved big brains ;)

The fact is, the inbetween having the ability to make tools and having physical strength meant pre-human ancestors had to survive there too.

You know how they did it? BECAUSE HUMANS WERE NEVER EVOLUTIONARY TOP PREDATORS

Holy fuck, I cannot believe how few people can grasp this simple fucking concepts.

Gorillas and organtangs and chimps are NOT TOP PREDATORS

They are omnivores that are just as physically strong as they need to be to eat animals smaller then them, and fast/social enough to have a good chance against predators.

STOP COMPARING HUMAN EVOLUTION TO PRIMARY PREY ANIMALS LIKE ZEBRAS AND TOP PREDATORS LIKE LIONS YOU DUMB FUCKS HOLY FUCKING SHIT
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>>1848533
lol humans r gay
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>>1840309
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>>1837702
They swim in the Saint-Lawrence river sometimes.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/two-quebec-ice-fishers-hook-shark-in-saguenay-fjord-1.724361

And a guy that was diving south of Sept-Iles met a 18 feet long greenland shark nose to nose. He shat his diving suit and nope'd to the surface.
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>>1840842

he then killed it. Also, they smell like piss
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>>1846473
>So ugly and nocturnal it has evolved it's eyes into it's ears
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Surprised no one mentioned this one yet.

I present to you the Suriname Toad
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>>1840628
Ayy lmao
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>>1842870
This
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>>1847432
I wonder what it tastes like.
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The olm, or proteus (Proteus anguinus), a salamander, is the only cave-dwelling chordate species found in Europe. In contrast to most amphibians, it is entirely aquatic; it eats, sleeps, and breeds underwater. Living in caves found in Dinaric Alps, it is endemic to the waters that flow underground through extensive limestone of karst of Central and Southeastern Europe, specifically southern Slovenia, the Soča river basin near Trieste, Italy, southwestern Croatia, and Herzegovina.[2]

It is also occasionally called the "human fish" by locals because of its skin color, similar to that of white people (translated literally from Slovene: človeška ribica and Croatian: čovječja ribica), as well as "cave salamander" or "white salamander."[3] In Slovenia, it is also known by the name močeril, which translates as "the one that burrows into wetness."[4] It was first mentioned in 1689 by a local naturalist Valvasor in his Glory of the Duchy of Carniola reporting that after heavy rains the olms were washed up from the underground waters and made local people believe they saw a cave dragons' offspring.

This animal is most notable for its adaptations to a life of complete darkness in its underground habitat. The olm's eyes are undeveloped, leaving it blind, while its other senses, particularly those of smell and hearing, are acutely developed. It also lacks any pigmentation in its skin. It has three toes on its forelimbs, but two toes on its hind feet. It also exhibits neoteny, retaining larval characteristics like external gills into adulthood,[5] like the American amphibians, the axolotl and the mudpuppy. The olm is the only species in the Proteus genus, the only European species of the Proteidae family.
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>>1840303
why did i fucking laugh at this
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>>1847490
Reading up on this now, some amazing shit
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Why the long face
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benis :DD
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>>1849206
It's like a super derpy axolotl.
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>>1848533
Minor nitpick, Orangs are a bit of an exception. They eat almost entirely fruit, and are pretty antisocial.
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>>1848533
Yeah this.

Besides, human meat is probably not particularly tasty or filling, herbivore meat is generally plentiful, easier and nicer to eat. Humans probably would look and feel weird to predators (bipedal, loud, more dangerous than they look with weapons, associated with weird smells and fire..)

I am pretty sure social behaviour and the ability to manipulate tools has been more crucial to the development of humans than just being "smart". Being "smart" won't help much if you are alone and you can't pick anything up.
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>>1849504
Yeah, tools are critical, particularly with regard to dentition.You don't need as robust of a jaw when you can do your processing outside of the mouth.
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>>1849504
Canibals seems to enjoy human meat.
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>>1842870
>Its a miracle they didn't go extinct since they aren't even strong or fast.
We have something else that makes up for it: endurance.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endurance_running_hypothesis
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>>1837692
its a hive-mind?
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Platybelodon looks quite strange.
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the ancestor of modern lobsters
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>>1849822
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>>1849822
>>1849824
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>>1849822
looks like it's eating ramen
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