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Wow!
« on: February 16, 2017, 02:32:25 PM »


More Wows welcome!
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Re: Wow!
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2017, 02:45:27 PM »
Yes, truly amazing creatures! A relatively large portion of their brain is devoted to visual processing compared to other mollusks, which could facilitate such an amazing ability to blend into their surroundings. 
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Re: Wow!
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2017, 02:51:56 PM »
Yes, truly amazing creatures! A relatively large portion of their brain is devoted to visual processing compared to other mollusks, which could facilitate such an amazing ability to blend into their surroundings.
Not so much that, or even the colour mimicking - it is the texture mimicking that got me!
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Re: Wow!
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2017, 03:39:29 PM »
Very cool indeed, it's like "WoW" backwards...and some thoughts on the octopus.

Then the creeping murderer, the octopus, steals out, slowly, softly, moving like a gray mist, pretending now to be a bit of weed, now a rock, now a lump of decaying meat while its evil goat eyes watch coldly. It oozes and flows toward a feeding crab, and as it comes close its yellow eyes burn and its body turns rosy with the pulsing color of anticipation and rage. Then suddenly it runs lightly on the tips of its arms, as ferociously as a charging cat. It leaps savagely on the crab, there is a puff of black fluid, and the struggling mass is obscured in the sepia cloud while the octopus murders the crab. On the exposed rocks out of water, the barnacles”
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Re: Wow!
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2017, 06:35:10 PM »
But, uh...well there it is.


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Re: Wow!
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2017, 06:40:12 AM »
Good one Arturo, Wow...
“Our Father who art in nature, who has given the gift of survival to the coyote, the common brown rat, the English sparrow, the house fly and the moth, must have a great and overwhelming love for no-goods and blots-on-the-town and bums, and Mack and the boys. Virtues and graces and laziness and zest. Our Father who art in nature.”
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Re: Wow!
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2017, 11:02:15 AM »
If you notice at the end, there is another turtle.
But, uh...well there it is.


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Re: Wow!
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2017, 02:05:33 PM »
The octopus is totally amazing....
That tortoise is hilarious. ;D
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