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Mantis shrimp stronger than airplanes

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The peacock mantis shrimp, or stomatopod, is a 4- to 6-inch-long rainbow-colored crustacean with a fist-like club that accelerates underwater faster than a 22-calibur bullet. Researchers, led by Kisailus, an associate professor of chemical engineering, are interested in the club because it can strike prey thousands of times without breaking.

http://phys.org/news...-airplanes.html

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Incredible.

But, it still wouldn't help keep them off my plate.

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I want one.

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Incredible.

But, it still wouldn't help keep them off my plate.

Not everything in the ocean is edible...

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These are pretty popular in the pet trade. They have to be kept in acrylic aquariums because they'd crash through your glass fish tank like the Kool-Aid Man. OHHH YEAAAH!!!!

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Not everything in the ocean is edible...

It could be. Forgive the light-hearted joking.

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Mantis shrimp are eaten where they are locally found. If you can catch one without getting falcon-punched that is.

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Mantis shrimp are eaten where they are locally found. If you can catch one without getting falcon-punched that is.

Wicked, I guess I'll bring my boxing gloves.

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My shrimpies... ALL MINE. :w00t:

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