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Re: The (sometimes twisted) humor of life...
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2010, 10:21:52 PM »
I don't have a picture but you want to see something odd, look up a Goblin shark.

They're the ones that were supposed to be extinct until a few years ago, right? Goblin shark sounds cool and all, but I'd rather call them narwhals on steroids. :-D
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Re: The (sometimes twisted) humor of life...
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2010, 11:24:18 AM »
You are thinking of either the Ceolocanth or the Frill Shark. Both were thought extinct & somewhat recently rediscovered. Goblins sharks are Narwals on steroids? Not so much. Narwals are a fair bit larger than Gblin sharks & a good site better looking.

http://www-tc.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sharks/world/images/lagoblin.jpeg

http://www.lydwien.nl/dolfijn/foto/Narwal1.jpg

Good photos are hard to find on both creatures as they tend to be somewhat elusive. Just do an image search for them & you may find some better ones.

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Re: The (sometimes twisted) humor of life...
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2010, 01:33:15 PM »
I was joking, Countess :P Making a reference to both having giant horns/protrusions coming out of their head seems to have failed.
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Re: The (sometimes twisted) humor of life...
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2010, 02:45:49 PM »
GOBLIN SHARkS HAD HORNS??????
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Re: The (sometimes twisted) humor of life...
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2010, 03:58:49 PM »
narwhals have a horn, goblin sharks have a protrusion...
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« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2010, 04:20:00 PM »
My Narwhal lesson was a short on an episode of Freakazoid.
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Re: The (sometimes twisted) humor of life...
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2010, 04:21:20 PM »
If I remember my biology lessons correctly, narwhals have a rather oversized tooth.

Honestly, though, protrusion, horn, tooth... It doesn't really matter...
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Re: The (sometimes twisted) humor of life...
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2010, 12:08:54 PM »
True what it is really doesn't matter in its self, it could be a tooth kind of like an elephant or warthogs tusks or it could be a bony growth or just some freak of nature. So, unless your studying the creatures.....it doesn't matter, we know the difference between narwals and goblin sharks (i hope) to be happy.
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Re: The (sometimes twisted) humor of life...
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2010, 06:55:29 PM »
This topic has ceased to be humorous.
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Re: The (sometimes twisted) humor of life...
« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2010, 01:09:45 AM »
Happy little narvhal
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Re: The (sometimes twisted) humor of life...
« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2011, 11:05:26 AM »
I know this topic hasn't been posted in, in a LONG while. But it doesn't make sense to me to start the topic all over again... SOOO I edited my first few posts, so that the broken links were fixed and the pictures would show up...

Here are a few new pics to share!





Madagascan Sunset Moth






Comb Jelly (Jellyfish)






Stinging Rose Caterpillar






Bird of Paradise found in New Guinea




And Amaya posted something after me, but a few of her pictures aren't there, either.

Four Toed Jerboa (CUTE!)
Cantor's Giant Turtle
Naked Mole Rat
Leafy Sea Dragon
Angora Rabbit (aka my new pillow  *<:))









« Last Edit: September 11, 2011, 03:23:39 PM by TeteoInan »
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Re: The (sometimes twisted) humor of life...
« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2011, 06:39:32 PM »
I'm glad you revived it! The moth is incredible! I will do a little poking around & see if I can find anything new to add.

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Re: The (sometimes twisted) humor of life...
« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2011, 02:39:02 AM »
Wow, it really is a beautiful one.

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Re: The (sometimes twisted) humor of life...
« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2011, 10:09:10 AM »
these all are absolutely amazing!

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Re: The (sometimes twisted) humor of life...
« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2011, 02:37:39 PM »
Thank you Mickey! ^.^

The Moth was my favorite out of the collection I've gathered over the past couple years... it HAD to be the first one I showed off!

And it would be great to see some other pictures that haven't caught my eye! It doesn't have to be stuff that's actually "strange" though, it's a matter of opinion ^.^
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